gdev: Well, it is possible to have it this way:) But I personally graduated while working for current employer. It was good opportunity to see how university degree changes salary - no change in the first moment, but it slightly changes to better in time :)
But on the other hand I found out that customers now deal with me with greater respect when they see I'm engineer of IT :) It was a good choice if I can judge it with in some time distance.
I never went to college, and seldom regret that decision.
What I love is when I subcontract a job and get rave reviews, everyone in the company wants me to stay on forever because I'm now indispensable to their work, and the boss is turning pale because he found out I didn't go to college and he shouldn't have given me the job because company policies forbid non-graduates from subcontracting.
I guess one thing I could have learned in college is to write shorter sentences.
I face this embarrassment nearly everyday at the hands of lowly educated rich cousins :( ..wish I could gather the courage to take the plunge in business instead of going to college...
I belong to 'marwari' community of India. This community is full of school and college dropouts who do well in business (e.g., richest man of UK - Lakshmi Mittal is a marwari guy who migrated there to do business..)..sadly, I am the odd one out..