For me, higher education was not a given. I really had no idea that I wanted to go to college until junior year of high school. I was under the impression that in order to go to college, I had to have a clear view/idea of what I wanted to study and do with the rest of my life. Clearly, I have no idea whatsoever even after one semester at Penn State. It wasn’t until I started doing research into the college of liberal arts that I really began to understand the idea of getting a more broad and generalized higher education that does not simply focus on the math and sciences (that high school primarily focused on). In my opinion, college is clearly not for everyone as there are some people who studying and doing homework does not appeal to. Colleges should not lower standards for people who really do not want to be there and should have moved to the work force after achieving a high school diploma. For other, however, it is an investment in the future that will hopefully serve as a guide in determining exactly what field to join. In regards to education after college, I have no real plan or idea what I am going to do. I think that will primarily depend on my college experience and what major I finally decide to pick.