John Lennon’s Take on: What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

You’ve probably been asked this several thousand times throughout your young life, though the wording changes slightly when you’re in college: “What do you want to do with your life?”

If you answered “Be happy” what kind of reaction do you think you’d get?

We addressed this topic to some degree in a recent #CampusChat on how to be the perfect job seeker.  Our discussion went from being proactive in searching for jobs and networking to making choices in college that lead specifically to jobs.

For some, that raised the question “Is the point of college to get a job?” John Carpenter shared his thoughts on this topic in a blog post on his Ask John About College web site.  What do you think? What is the purpose of college?

Read:  Job Skills, At College? by John Carpenter
John recently published Your College Admissions Essay: Get Real for Smart College Visit.

Post your replies as a comment here, or on our Facebook page.

Special thanks to Donna Wertalik, marketing instructor in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, for sharing this image.


Z. Kelly Queijo

Author: Z. Kelly Queijo

Kelly is founder of Smart College Visit and Smart College Consulting. When she's not creating content for the blog or clients, tweeting, or hosting #CampusChat, she's planning her next mobile move.

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