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Graduating a year early?

cmm1996cmm1996 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
I just did the math and planned out the rest of my college career and I realized that I could graduate a whole year early if I wanted to. Graduating early is appealing to me because I want to get out into the workforce, start making money, and gain actual experience. The only problem is that I'm nervous about graduating early because I will only be 20 years old at the time (I'm already quite young for my class). Would graduating at 20 years old look good to future employers or would it end up actually holding me back it seems so young?

Replies to: Graduating a year early?

  • chriswchrisw Registered User Posts: 1,585 Senior Member
    Employers are legally not allowed to ask your age, so all they would see is that you are graduating college three years after graduating high school. In my experience (I graduated a semester early), that has been a big perk. The only down side is if you decide to graduate after junior year while you are a junior, since you would have missed internship programs targeted at rising seniors. If you are a sophomore and want to graduate early, then you are actually a junior and can apply for any internships that request juniors only. Outside of that, there isn't much downside from a job-prospects perspective (the fun of senior year is a whole other story entirely!).
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