5. TO DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS AND EXPLORE DIFFERENT CAREER PATHS—Going to college allows students to explore career fields that they might otherwise never even know about. It also helps them to learn new skills that are used in certain fields. Journalism majors may learn about copy editing, enunciation, or sound bites to name a few, while a biology major may learn how to carry out the scientific method or quantify data. Mastering these skills can payoff by qualifying them for more prestigious and higher-paying positions.