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.
Oh, how they would be mistaken. So many people believe the only way to succeed in life is to begin with graduating with a four-year college degree. They seem to have this illogical thought that with this degree comes job and financial stability. College degrees alone do not bring money, hard work does. In many cases hard work is a college degree, but not for everybody.
My father makes around $40,000 a year after taxes. There are four people our household: my mom, my dad, my brother, and me. Our house will be paid off in thirteen years, and we have some land payments left. Also, my parents helped pay off my sister’s college tuition six years ago, and my brother and I will both attend college. With plans to transfer to a college in California after attending Hinds, I would need a substantial amount of money for a plane ticket as well as living costs.
I believe that everyone should go to college to get educated. To own a home or any thing that has to do with money you must have the money from jobs. You have experience in different subjects to be able to problem solve. Although some people don’t have the money to go to college and get a good education. Two thirds of people do not go to college (http://www.thecollegefix.com/).
As graduation approaches, I continue to look forward in starting my journey in nursing. By graduating high school with my Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), this allows me to have a jumpstart on my career. I will continue to try my best at everything until my goals have been accomplished, just like Angie did. Both myself and Angie has numerous similarities in the career of nursing, including what motivated us, why we wanted to go into it, and how it has affected our lifestyles. Nursing requires human beings
Caroline Bird’s argument against postsecondary education is incorrect, specifically her beliefs that students are exposed to too many options and graduates only want jobs that save people. First, Caroline Bird shares her belief that “a college experience that piles option on option …merely adds to the contemporary nightmare.” Although too many options can be overwhelming sometimes, it is a good thing to have several options for people to choose from. For instance, as a student, I have been exposed to many options: what classes I should take, what major I should major in, what professors I should take, etc. Options are a good thing because I do not have to be pressured into majoring in something I do not want to or taking classes that are not right for me. As a matter of fact, author Virginia N. Gordon found statistical evidence that about 75 percent of students change their major at least once before graduation (Freedman).
The first was why did she go to college? Her response was, “ I wanted to be a teacher but to be one i needed a degree “. The second question was, Are you successful now, because you went to college? Jenny said, “ Yes because I have a better paying job now that I have my degree”. Jenny was then asked, How do you think your life would be different if you had never graduated college?
Also, my brother had talked to me about two months ago and had told me his experience with going to college to earn his English degree and me, being the competitive brother I am, didn’t want him to be the only sibling to earn a degree. Money was also a motivating factor because I wanted to have a career that could pay well and secure my retirement that way I can build a family. From past experience working with investors I noticed that the majority of them are vehement about saving money and most of them had a college education. Lastly, the strongest motivating factor was my future career and interests. I have always enjoyed being a manager
As a hispanic and daughter of immigrants my dream would be to get the opportunity to study in order to become a paramedic. I want to be giving the opportunity that my family was never given. I want to be the first one out of my family to actually get the chance to go to college and to actually have my dream job. Many people just want to go to college to mess around or to party. I want to go to college to actually become something, to have the ability to work in a job where I actually want to work at not just only in fast food places or even the fields.
Because of the educational resources that are offered in the United States I was able to excel in School. I attended an Early College Academy and graduated with a 4.25 weighted GPA. I participated in many clubs such as the Recycle, Environmental, Yearbook, And Diversity Club. I was also a member of the National Honors Society, and have accumulated over 200 hours of community service. I can assure
In other words, fifty people could sign up for the class, but if only five people end up fitting it in their schedule, it’d still be considered a class for that year. I signed up for it my senior year, along with Organic Chemistry, and I only ended up in one of the classes. I went in to see my counselor over the summer to see if there was any way I could enroll in both. Turns out, both classes ran
In his article, Mark Edmundson discusses an ever increasing problem orbiting around university education– the misconception that studying something that could land you a high paying job trumps studying something that you love for the sole reason that you wouldn’t be able to earn as high as an income with that field of study. Edmundson also brings up the fact that before students get to college, they’re being told who they all their lives. Whether it be by their parents, their teachers, coaches —whoever, by the time most people get to that next step of their lives they don’t have their own definition of who they are. And that’s Edmundson argues what the main point of college is; discovering who you are and what you love. It’s not about preparing
Like all other current students I am troubled with the idea of not being able to obtain job after I graduate from college. A job that relates with the career that I want and where I will be able to make enough money to sustain myself and be able to pay off my student loan debt. After attaining my bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lewis University I plan to attend Law School, but I know that will not be possible if I am not able
Based on the expense in November through January I’ve divide it into seven categories which are utilized, transportation, Store/Grocery, restaurants, school, loans, and Health/clothing. After tracking my spending most of the money went into the loan and utilizes categories. The Loan category is made up on two loans which are my car and school loans. In my loans I spend around a total of 840 dollars per month. Even though I made my final car payment in April most of my spending is still in the loan category.
This will help me complete my prerequisites and also help me learn all about what I need to know to have my dream career. I believe that I deserve this scholarship because I am hard-working and dedicated. I will graduate high school a semester early with all my credits and a 3.6 GPA. I have worked since the summer I turned 15, and now during my senior year, I hold two part time jobs adding up to about 30-40 hours a week while still going to highschool full time. I have also held many leadership positions throughout my high school years.