Spent 3 years in college(went the extra mile to finish early). Most of my major's classes were taught by the same person, the chair of the department. He discouraged internships, saying they were exploitive. He constantly changed the program, ignoring feedback from his students. I stayed because parents and peers constantly told me that only the piece of paper, the degree, was necessary to get a job. No company will hire me. I work a minimum wage, 50+ hour week to keep up with student loan payments. I spend every second that I'm not sitting in this god forsaken truck or trying to sleep working on a personal project because I refuse to die a poor, worthless wretch because of poor advice.