"Oh, you went to community college, no shame in that"
This is one of the sayings I get when I tell people I went to community college. Why do community colleges have this weird rep? I personally loved my community college. Palo Alto alumni! (not the one in Silicon Valley). I learned so much and had a ton of opportunities from my professors. One of my professors had us all register to vote, had local politicians come in to talk to us and had us walk in the Cesar Chavez march as a grade. One of my other professors had us create a big event for the college, brought in professionals to talk to our class and we even got to attend a state conference. Going to community college didn't hurt me, it made me realize all of the opportunities I have in life.
"I just wanted to fy by my community college time"
Believe it or not, I wish community college lasted longer! I didn't just go to college and then leave, I made some good friends that I am connected with all over social media. The college also felt, just like the title suggest, a community. When I went to my 4 year college, it was larger and even though I ejoyed my time their, it just wasn't the same. Palo Alto was so close knit and everyone knew one another.
"I just took my basics and went straight to a four year college"
Not too many people actually get their Associates degree, but I did. I know in this day and age, people think Associates are useless, but they do add some value. I also get to say I have three different degrees and that's pretty cool. I also walked the stage for my degree, along with the rest of my colleagues. I didn't think it would feel special, but walking that stage with my blueish greenish cap and gown, I felt pretty proud of myself. I was half way there. I wasn't able to walk the stage for my four year college, unfortunately because I graduated in the summer and I don't feel like going back after 4 months of being gone. So I'm glad I was able to walk for my associates.
No, going to a community college wasn't in my plan, but I'm glad I ended up their. Sure, it's probably not for everyone, and if you get the chance to have your college paid for, then go to a four year college! But if you want to save some money, then try a commuity college. It's better than how some people percieve it to be. Who knows, you might just end up on a hall of fame wall!