A college education is worth every penny!
By Selvin I. Basden
Director of Human Resources & Training, Bahamasair Holdings, Inc. and past recipient of a Lyford Cay Foundations’ scholarship.
It feels like only yesterday that I walked across the stage at Lincoln University to collect my college diploma. It was 1996 and I had just completed my Bachelor’s in Public Policy and Political Science and I wanted to be a lawyer. That was the plan. Finish up, head home and get this career thing started – then something called life happened.
Twenty years later, I have recorded quite a few stops in my career after spending the first ten years in the United States, and one thing I can tell you is that my education opened so many doors that would have otherwise remained closed.
Before we go any further, I want to state for the record, that college doesn’t make you better than anyone. However, college, if you take it seriously, does improve the options available to you throughout your life.