by Jess Kimball
While most other high schoolers were trying to navigate college applications, Jess Kimball was moving abroad, alone. Her decision to focus on running a business instead of going to college changed her life, especially when she decided to audit classes at Dartmouth College. What resulted was the social experience of college, without the debt and anxiety, or a pseudo-college experience.
Is college really a necessity for everyone? Are the financial burdens and anxiety worth it? Are you “missing out” if you choose a trade school or other career path, and can you get the “full college experience” without actually attending? Jess did—and she did it Ivy League style.