In the past, some students have complained about the presentation. (Keep in mind, these are high school students who get a full period free to just listen a speaker and they complain...) The most common issue? "I'm going to college already. I know what I want to do. Why do I need this?" It's a valid concern. The majority of my students will ultimately attend a four year university earning a degree in something...but the question most of them have yet to ask themselves is why? Why are they attending college? What do they want to do next? How much will it cost? While a college education still, and always, will pay for itself over time, it's only does so if you a) finish your degree, and b) get a job which requires said degree. Over the past few years, a number of my students who attended college have dropped out, transferred, or switched majors several times. That's all well and good...but perhaps its because they didn't know there were other options besides a traditional four-year college degree.
So today, the students got a slightly new perspective. Most will still choose to attend a four-year university, but perhaps a few will look at things a little differently. Sadly, the first big choice of these students' lives will be one that will define them for years to come.