I am a privileged kid and I know I will be able to finish university without any debt. Although this is the case, I certainly want to assist in lessening the financial burden that university will impose on my parents. I also want to advocate a way in preventing students, who aren't as fortunate, from being buried debt after graduation.
Student debt is a real thing. There are several ways to address it:
- Get your parents to pay
- Get a loan
- Get lucky and have a billionaire to pay it all
It happens, the billionaire Robert F Smith just announced that he will erase all of the Morehouse College class of 2019's debt. A $40M bailout, just like that !
There is one other way that I started preparing myself for over the last couple of years. Work online with Tethys Engineering to find and work on internship project that will hopefully go a long way to support my college tuition and give me invaluable experience in the process.
Not only did I get the benefit of having this rewarding experience, but I also was getting paid at a rate of $12-17 an hour. I was a beginner and was getting paid far more than a minimum wage job. It's easy to see why Tethys Engineering would trump working at a restaurant or golf course over the summer as a student... it offers a way to pay for college tuition and prepares for a career right out of college.
Tethys provides three noteworthy benefits:
- Offers a way to make your resume stand out (impress future employers or university admission deciders)
- Prepares you and allows you to experience legitimate work that you would partake in within a multitude of companies i.e., gain skills and gain insight that the typical undergraduate seeking work wouldn't have
- Pay off college expenses while gaining knowledge
College is part of the American dream. It shouldn't be part of a financial nightmare for families.by Barbara Mikuski, Former United States Senator
The experience not only allowed me to further my education at one of the top universities for biomedical engineering, but as continue internships and projects on Tethys Engineering, I no longer hope that Robert F. Smith can come to help assist my family in the financial burden.
I hope that my story inspires many. If you are interested, please feel free to reach out to me. We can form a group, furthermore a movement. It takes one student at a time to completely evolve the world of internships and change the student loan debt statistics for the better.