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March 27, 2017

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My undergraduate and graduate degrees came free of charge courtesy of scholarships, so what I paid amounted to only opportunity cost. And since I didn't have family connections into a union job at our local steel mills, this would probably have been low-paid retail work, so for me breakeven was probably just a couple of years.

I'm definitely thankful I got my bachelor's degree in engineering because I think I would not have made much of a career in any other area. And even though my graduate degrees took longer to finish, I think those were also worthwhile because they brought me to silicon valley.

I wish I could say it was my own choice to follow this path, but all credit goes to may late father who basically forced me down this road. Thanks to Dad for talking me out of something that I now know would have made me miserable.

I did get a college degree, but I didn't go about it the right way. I went to a pricey, private four-year university. While I've been able to hold down well-paying jobs with my major (Communication), I should have gotten a more affordable degree elsewhere. In the real world no one cares if you have a name-brand degree. They just want you to be able to do the work.

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