It will never be effective or progressive enough to keep up with the growing needs of employers who look to college institutions for their future employees. To discard facts is to condemn ourselves to throwing away all prior discovery and aggregated knowledge. Job Readiness I've seen it over and over again. You'll have more freedom in the curriculum. Then consider going to graduate school. I don't do so professionally but I have a great time and it's a great workout. The more educated you are, the more likely you are to have employer-provided health insurance.
The result is that opportunity is still linked too strongly to class. Here's the fundamental reason why college is now obsolete and a total scam. . Make lasting connections For better or worse, landing a job often comes down to who you know. Try looking into some smaller schools - what they lack in star power, they usually make up for in unique, hands-on experiences Not every school charges Harvard prices. More students than ever before are enrolling in degree-granting institutions in the United States. In fact, there is typically only a marginal difference in future earnings for those who earn their degree at an Ivy League school versus those who earn their degree from another reputable college.
Instead I responded to your ideas. If you love it and it makes you happy, it's okay if you're not good at it. Often smaller colleges are more flexible about requirements and give you more leeway to construct programs that meet your individual interests. If you are getting the same education in college that you did in high school then you are going to the wrong college or taking the wrong classes College is supposed to be about learning to think clearly and be creative rather than the more rote learning style of high school which I object to strenuously. And if you don't have graduate students, you don't have to stick graduate students in the classroom to get trained on how to be a professor.
However, an overwhelming majority of college graduates do not pursue degrees in those fields. All of the above arguments against going to school might be valid and need to be addressed. One reason is to further my education. Good friends are your most loyal fan club members, there to support you when you try out for cheerleading or take the field in your first game. I am hopeful that some of your sentiments will resonate. This is why graphic designers, writers, online marketers, photographers, film makers and programmers are crushing it right now and will continue to crush it for decades to come, because creativity, technology and entertainment is what drives the economy today. Do we encourage kids to solely based on the fact that they will give us a good return on our investment — a job that pays well after college? We live in a world where some people are forced to go to college or some people are told college is not for them.
I'm going to tell you 7 reasons why you shouldn't go to college and 4 things you should do instead, because an entire generation of Millennials have already been screwed and there may not be much many of the them can do to undo the damage they've done with 6-figure student loan debt and worthless degrees that only lead to dead-end entry level positions, if any at all. There are many reasons to consider. Since you've gotten me pegged so well, I'm sure you'll figure out what state I live in. And when you're home sick with the flu, your friends take meticulous notes for you so you don't fall behind in math class. It's so much fun Go ahead and admit it, school can be fun.
Reason 4: Self-discovery Many college graduates believe that they discovered themselves in their years on campus. I want to help people who need someone there for them someone who can guide them or even just talk too. If you find yourself wondering if you are really ready, maybe you should listen to yourself. But having some goal and working toward it will make all the difference in whether you are truly in school or just at it. This is a tremendous divergence from the world of yesterday, because the world today requires value. Finally, why do we all have to be destined for something great? Business degrees lost their value in the early 90's and psychology degrees never had value. So we now have the biggest employer's market in human history, where employers have their pick of the litter, and because of this employees will get paid less and less and benefits will continue to erode.
Also Laurette Lynn: Thanks for judging me with no inkling of who I am within a forum that encourages discussion. The system that continues to feed us this bullcrap discourages us from doing the math. The memories and friends you make in college will be with you forever. It is like a raise that continues to pay you down the road. And any college or university that is now licensing the sustainability zealots to indoctrinate students in the residence halls or the classrooms is making a doubtful guess about its future. You can also accelerate your growth with advertising.
Are you prepared to start your adulthood off with this kind of debt? Or are you considering a new College degree possibly? They lack essential academic skills and either do not have the necessary desire to acquire them in college or lack the mental ability. She specializes in couples and family therapy and parent education. Just who is going to get that internship? These are definitely skills that will serve you in college and the workforce. Stephens says is true and doable. Compare costs, living and learning environments, and the overall benefits of attending one college over another. Vickie, I agree with you.
You control who sees what, when and how. The investment of time and money are only worth it if you are determined to make it worthwhile. I can't imagine how far behind I would be if I didn't make the biggest decision of my life 9 years ago, which was to drop out of college. Laurette Lynn, I know you said you are bowing out of the conversation, so I don't know if you will read this, but I would like to respond to you. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. This wasn't a part of this post and it becomes confusing when focusing on several different topics, but this is something I talk and write about often. My college time introduced me to a wide range of concepts and constructs that I might not have discovered on my own.
But I think people stop listening when they are talked down to. You don't have to take my word for it. Many thanks for this post! Perhaps school is too expensive to justify the cost for some people. Since you'd be building the business with cash instead of loans, the worst case scenario is you lose your cash. While to some this might seem intimidating, it's one of the best ways to learn and grow intellectually —if you actually pay attention to the comments, that is.