As important as everyone knows college is nowadays, it amazes me how many companies still do not care what field of study your degree is, as long as you have one. Yes, a degree does prove you have made it through four years of college and, as a result, you have (hopefully) learned how to study, learn concepts quickly, and the importance of networking, but I do not think the lack of a degree proves the opposite.
What I will reflect upon much longer than my degree hanging in an office, is the person I am. I think college is about finding yourself. I think it is about improving your current relationships with family and friends, as well as building new relationships. It is about discovering who you are, who you want to be, and how all of your relationships fit into your life.
I hope to walk out of college with all the skills I need to succeed in a future career, but I also hope I walk out with more than just an education from books. I want to look back on life and say, “I was successful because of the person I was.”