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Degrees of Success

I recall that when I was in high school, I wanted to be a writer, perhaps a journalist. When I joined the Navy, I applied to their journalism school and, of course, I didn't get in. They shipped me and my writing hopes to Vietnam. Thus, my long road to "success" and happiness began.

Now, as a college admissions counselor, I see one common mistake winding its way through the hopes and dreams of many of my higher-education aspiring high school seniors. Three guesses what that is:The desire to land a high-paying job straight out of college.

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