There are two main strategies, start college or pick a career. Even if you start your career first, you can still go back to school. In our game, I went to college first and took out a loan while my opponent started his career first. I ultimately won and I'm now wondering if a player waits for college versus starting off with a loan who would win.
The game is great for a course that teaches life skills, like the course I have taught in the past year. It can give students the ability to see what life really costs then. In the course they have to select a career, similar to the game. Like the game, students could trade in a career during the semester and change their field. The goal of the course could be to have the most points rather than money. Points are earned by setting or achieving life goals. Students will be required to research careers and select a field in the second month of class. Students who do not switch careers later will receive points for maintaining their goal. Students who switch will lose this bonus point opportunity.