For countless high school students across the globe, the decision of going to college is not easy. Apart from being intimidated by other students, some are skeptic and doubt their own abilities to get a proper education. Planning and working towards a proper education is a crucial step we all should take.
Perhaps if you read more about the innumerable possibilities and benefits of a college education bring your way, you might have a different opinion altogether.
What are these benefits everyone talks about?
Education is a must for getting better job. Because the world is changing rapidly, and majority of jobs rely on new technology, more and more jobs require qualifications that are essential for the post. A college education is a must to ...
- earn money in order to live a comfortable life.
- support yourself and family members.
- get a good start on life.
One of the major benefits of acquiring a college education is having more jobs to choose from. Parents and students should talk about what kind of work interests you, and find out more about the kind of education those specific jobs require. For instance, if you are interested in engineering or a medical field, you can concentrate on those subjects and pursue a career in that field. As you mature and learn about different opportunities as a student, you may change your mind several times about the type of job you want to do. Changing your mind is nothing to worry about, but not planning ahead is harmful and might create problems for your future.
Advice for Parents
We have become a nation obsessed with the idea that not only is a college education a must for everyone, but that to have a truly successful life, one must only attend the very best college possible. This myth not only creates unreasonable stress on students and their families, but it can also destroy their futures. It doesn't really matter what college your child goes to. What matters is that a bright, intelligent, and motivated person has the same likelihood of success irrespective of the college he or she attended. Choice of college tends to influence the first job because there's not much else for an employer to go on.
But, after that, it's what you accomplish in the real world is what matters and is taken into consideration. Many times it is seen that most college graduates end up in careers totally unrelated to what they majored in and thus their education doesn't really help them in the real world. Many students who struggle through college will do very well in the real world if they leave college with confidence and self-respect and are able to find something they love to do and have some skill at doing it.
Therefore what is advisable is expose our young to a well-rounded education, which has some intrinsic value. Just don't focus on the grades but rather the exposure. Try to find out what his interests are and in which field he will excel. We are too obsessed with degrees and not enough with the development of the person. In the long road of life it is the person that will matter, not the degree that he acquires. Thus it is not the college that is important but it is the person's interests and skills that matters.