Washed up and a failed TV journalist – at the tender age of 23 – Alex didn't know what was next. Lucky him, after desperate and uncertain months of looking for a job with no results he landed the career of a lifetime. With four years of university behind him and degree in hand, he was now washing cars for a living. Now that he'd procured his bright new future he asked himself, is this what he went to college for, preposition at the end of the question and all.
College grads around the country held to the commonly served, piping hot pile of BS that a degree is a license to print money. They did what they were supposed to. They went to school, took out student loans, did the right thing and then – all of a sudden – reality hit them like a Sallie Mae payment. That's when they realized that their college degrees, and all that effort they put into them, didn't amount to the cumulative personal debt held by college grads, much less the paltry wages their “entry-level” jobs were paying them.
I went to college for... is a light-hearted, irreverent comedy. Chock full of anecdotes about the many misconceptions of college, it's value and necessity, the financial and career realities post college and a collection of tongue and cheek cliches.