With college you don't just study for a career, you study for something that you would like to do for your life. You don't have to know right away, but don't miss out on the value that college can bring you. In the article "Actually, College Is Very Much Worth It" by Andrew J. Rotherham, the author states,"College graduates are also more likely to be in jobs with better benefits, further widening the divide" (Rotherham 80). Having a better job and a better salary is good in many ways as to being able to pay for more like a car, house, and maybe kids. Money is a struggle for a lot of people and if you go to college you get an advantage to getting more money.
A student might have to drop out and get a job to provide for younger siblings or a parent. This would be an understandable reason to not continue college, but is very specific to certain people or families. Another personal case of why an individual would drop out is college is it is just not the right fit for their life. College does teach valuable life skills and provides an advanced education for those who need it, yet some professions do not require a degree. If a student is not getting valuable instruction for what they want to do, it would be the smart thing to back out and peruse an apprenticeship for example.
As a child all throughout our life we are told that going to college will guarantee us a successful future. By successful many people mean that your secured a job after graduating and you will not have to struggle in life as much as people who didn’t go to college. But what if actually going to college may not guarantee you a successful future? Many college students after graduating are unemployed. Also, going to college can be a very expensive cost.
The thing that I think will be most beneficial to my career as an actuary though is not something that was learned through a class. The most important thing I’ve learned during my time in college has been that reaching out to people for help does not make one weak. In fact, I’d say that the people that are the quickest to acknowledge their weaknesses and seek the assistance they need are the ones that will be the most effective in their careers. Specifically in the actuarial field, it seems that people don’t see the value of using the wisdom of elders. During my last internship, though, I found that people were very ready to help with anything I needed.
It’s hard to even think about that seeing as not going to college is often seen as lazy and irresponsible, but should it be seen that way? Is college really worth it? A college education can be very valuable and useful, I will not even try to deny that, but a lot of jobs don’t require a college education. For example, I have heard a lot of my friends saying that they want to become photographers. They say that they are going to go to go to college to get a degree in visual arts and then pursue their dreams.
Not everyone has to attends college to do what they want in life or to earn their dream career. “When we praise people who do work that is straightforwardly useful, the praise often betrays an assumption, they had no other options” (Crawford ). People will not only be able to provide for their self, but also their family (“Why Should You Go to College?”). Since college makes it easier to receive a nice paying occupation people would be able take care of their family as well as themselves. College may cost a ton, but most people earn all the money back, because people that attend college accomplish great occupations.
The ability to look beyond the horizon of the unfamiliar is a quality people strive for every day. In Marina Keegan’s “The Opposite of Loneliness”, she portrays her insecurities about graduating college. As a student, she doubts her ability to create a life for herself outside of her comfort zone. However, Keegan reaches an ‘aha’ or eureka moment. Her thoughts and actions transition from fear to a state of peace and confidence.
The final reason that led me to college is to experience the" life of as a college student". I have learned that college is nothing compared to high school. Being a college student is not easy, it is about learning from others, learning how to become independent and following your dreams. I will continue to keep working hard and get myself a step closer each day to my dream career. To sum everything up college is an opportunity that not everyone has, so being able to attend college is a blessing that no one should take for granted.
I attended college right after college because I wanted to add to what I’ve already learned in high school. Also I knew what I wanted to do and be in life. The things that was taught in high school was still be fresh to me. I was one of the fortune students who qualified for TOPS and federal grants to pay for my pricy tuition. I think if I would have had to pay out of pocket for tuition, I would have been one of those who would have set out for a while before attending.
Throughout the essay, Charles Murray stresses the idea that college is the wonderland of finding oneself and to find the career that one would want to follow for the rest of their lives. “College is seen as the open sesame to a good job and a desirable way for adolescents to transition to adulthood. Neither reason is as persuasive as it first appears.” Murray, C (2008) Practically spoken, this is not normally the case. College is a fair amount of work, much more work than one would normally acquire through any course of a high school or secondary school setting. In no way saying that the average student cannot meet the requirement and achieve success over the amounted work, it would also be ridiculous to expect every graduate
Do I think college is right for everyone? No. However, I do see the value college has to offer. Though, you might not be able to make much more per hour, than say an employee with a high school education. But, college allows you to get the job before the applicant without the degree does.
A lot of upcoming freshman think that things like this are lame or have no relevance to them. In actuality P.R.I.D.E more of a life style then a rule to follow. Fact is all P.R.I.D.E is ways you should present yourself. Just characteristics you should show in everyday life. So don’t think anybody is forcing you to follow P.R.I.D.E or that P.R.I.D.E is a rule.
I recognize that with a good education, you can get far in life but it does not stop at that. In college you gain experiences that you cannot get anywhere else. You get a taste of real life in college. Even if students are not dorming, we all still learn a lot about life. We go to a school where we may not not know anybody at all, the professors do not baby you like high school
I could see how many people really didn’t know what they wanted to do in high school, but after spending some time in college they find that path much easier. Dr. John T. Dever, President Thomas Nelson Community College, said, “Perhaps the first thing we need to realize
One that turned out to be true is I thought the whole team was going to care a lot more than in high school. It was weird to me to see some kids not really care. At the D3 level anyone can play, so you have some kids that are talented and got recruited, but don’t really like to work. They’re more caught up into doing college things, instead of really caring about