You can’t predict all of the returns your college is going to give back to you. Some of them may not show up for a long time after you graduate.
Back in college, I had a job running my school’s summer orientation program. That was the first time I started thinking about a career in education.
That led me to work at a test prep company after graduation, where I learned everything I could about college admissions.
When I finally felt ready, I started my own college counseling business.
It grew and grew until I had to start hiring other counselors.
One of the counselors I hired was a Colgate grad.
She introduced me to her best friend: her former college roommate.
I’m marrying that best friend and former college roommate at 5:30 today.
The unpredictable returns of college never get mentioned on websites or in guidebooks or with the US News rankings. But I can tell you from personal experience that they’re among the best things the right college can do for you, whether or not you attend a prestigious school.