Trenton Roberts

Dunham Fund Quick Path Student Blog Entries

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Trenton Roberts

Dunham Fund Quick Path Student Blog Entries

"Education: The Key to Your Own Success"

Submitted on Monday, September 12, 2016

College education is essential in today’s changing job market. To us as humans, college is not only key to discovering our passions and deciding our futures, but also to finding our strengths and weaknesses. Many people change their major multiple times in college because they are finding out what they do and do not have passion for.

Without college we would not have the ability to, in a way, test drive careers before committing to them. Also, without a college education you would not be eligible or knowledgeable to compete for most of the careers on the job market today.

Beyond skills and knowledge, we also gain connections with people in all sorts of careers. In these last few weeks, I have met and heard from several professors, librarians, secretaries, and presidents through the Dunham Fund Quick Path Program. I have learned about Linkedin and I can already add many connections that can help me out for the future. I am very grateful to be gaining a college education and also to be a part of such a prestigious program.

If we didn’t have access to education, I believe that most of us in the Dunham Fund Quick Path Program would end up working jobs that we have no passion for or have no future of financial freedom. My education is something that I take very seriously and am very happy to be accelerating through it with my fellow Dunham Fund students.