June 18, 2010 | | 4 Comments Warning: While all statistics and trends are accurate, approximately 44% of this post is not true. We trust you to make that distinction. 1. To Stay Closer to Mom and Dad What are Mom and Dad going to put in the basement if you leave? I’m sure they’ll get a treadmill to fill up the space. 2. I Need to Beat WoW/Halo/Rock Band These games provide hours, perhaps days, of fun and destruction. Maybe you could be one of those people who tests video games. That would be awesome. 3. Money is Overrated But it sure is necessary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school graduates make $16,000 less annually than those with bachelor’s degrees. You probably wouldn’t be interested in that, though. 4. Independence is Overrated Has your car ever broken down? Has your computer ever crashed? Have you ever wanted to make your own website? What if you had a degree that allowed you to do that for yourself and other people and you actually got paid? Before you know it, you’re moving out of Mom and Dad’s and the treadmill is moving in. 5. Degree-Schmegree Nobody cares about degrees anymore. Your future is completely dependent on experience. I don’t need a piece of paper to tell people I know what I’m doing. Remember, your degree is a type of guarantee. You may be a hard worker but that “piece of paper” verifies your work ethic to future employers . Your future depends on a degree combined with experience. Check out this article on how to choose the right degree. 6. My Band is About to Hit it Big I bet you guys are good. Why not get a degree while you’re on the road? It’s never a bad idea to have a backup plan in case the Trash Storm doesn’t get a record deal anytime soon. 7. My Dad Never Graduated from College and He’s Fine The job market is a lot different than it was when your dad was your age. Most employers now screen applicant according to education. You want to make sure you have a degree to get you in the door. 8. School is Taking Over My Social Life We know that sometimes it’s hard to imagine your school experience boosting your social life, but it can! Go to class â†’ meet new people. It’s almost like magic! 9. I’m too Cool for School Yeah, school is for nerds. Who needs that fancy book-learning? Just remember that those nerds are going to be making bank soon enough. Do you want to work for the nerds or employ them? 10. I’ve Already Started my Own Company That’s great! You obviously have some entrepreneurship in you. Why not have a degree that gives you the authority and knowledge to make your company as successful as possible? By now you should be considering starting up your college search. You won’t regret it. In fact, you’ll likely send us a dozen roses for setting you on the right path.