For example, when a young person goes to college, they will work for four years to earn a degree. During the degree earning time, the act of earning the degree does not result in the earning of any income. In fact, students are often paying high sums to earn the degree. The hope is that the degree, once earned, will then allow them to earn actual currency. The students are investing time and effort in an environment with a long potential, but uncertain, payoff. There are few, if any, rewards as they travel through the process. The only reward comes at the end of the process through the eventual landing of a job. The students might be intrinsically motivated to learn for the “joy of learning,” but they aren’t receiving an immediate extrinsic reward. They must wait until the intrinsic rewards are done and then seek the job.