Maybe you’re already doing exactly what you planned with your life.
If you are, awesome. But if you’re like most of us, chasing your dreams hasn’t exactly been easy. Maybe you tried the college route and life got in the way. Or maybe the degree you got hasn’t led to the life you want to have.
Believe it or not, the United States has the worst college dropout rate of any developed country. Just 56 percent of students finish within six years, according to a 2011 Harvard study. And a similar report says only 46 percent of Americans complete college once they start.
But even if you’re in the 46 percent who earned a bachelor’s degree, you’re likely not following the same path you started.
A 2013 study by the Federal Reserve Bank found just 27 percent of college grads had a job that was closely related to their major. Of course, people change their minds and God calls his followers to new places. That’s not the case here: 60 percent of college graduates can’t find work in their field, according to job placement firm Adecco.
If either of those are you, it’s not too late. New clarity can breathe new life into your educational journey.
We made RELEVANT U for you. This special section is an extension of our interactive directory at RELEVANTu.com, and we want it to help you take informed next steps to make your calling a reality.