I have many marketable skills. I am talented, clever, self-driven, responsible, and ambitious. I can organize a fundraiser for hundreds of people without losing my cool, and market that same event across social media platforms. I can create multi-generational support for the causes featured and educate those who seek to teach me in turn.
Nowhere on my transcript does it show that I have these skills.
There is no class entitled “Innate Organizational Communication” nor “Expert Benefit Planning”. I have not earned an A in these fictional classes. For all professional purposes, I am an amateur in everything — yet I am no amateur.
In my eyes, college is what affords my generation the opportunity to prove what we already know, and to enhance the skills we already possess intrinsically. We must hone these skills, find our own truths in our education; not force ourselves to fit a mold that does not match our spirits.