Don’t Drop Out
Alex Kern
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The problem is the expense. I dropped out, and don’t regret it. I was applying for internships for the summer, and a videogame studio offered me a full time junior position if I quit and came immediately. I learned more in 2 weeks on the job than I ever had from any of my classes, and I went from paying 36,000 USD a year, to making 33,000 USD a year (this was over a decade ago, starting salaries have gone up a bit, and tuition has gone up even more).

I don’t think the cost can be left out of the equation until higher education costs are brought to a reasonable level. What good is a fun and educating time in university if it leaves you in crippling debt? And many careers do actually have more discoveries and technological advances in the industry than they do in academia.

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