One of the most common issues circulating around the higher education sphere today is obvious: college is expensive! (And hey, that’s why an entire section of the HigherEdUtah site is dedicated to preparing and paying for college.) Today, the reality is that a great deal of the students pursuing, entering and currently attending college will need to seek out a job at some point to help cover the costs of a higher education. Now, I know working may not be number one on your list of activities to engage in after a hard day of classes, but take a look at it this way. On-the-job experience is your chance to make connections, build and acquire skills and get ahead of the competition.