With college comes freedom and with freedom comes a lot of opportunity to make a mistake. It’s no secret that colleges around the U.S. are known just as much for partying as they are for their academics. Some would argue that college has become a place where many kids go just to party, but I have seen first hand that this argument is flawed in many ways. With how competitive our job market has become college students know what is at stake if they can’t get their degree. Most students know that academics come first in college and, as a whole, college students are very serious-minded when it comes to academics.
The founder and director of the Joseph S. Murphy Institute, Greg Mantsios has provided thousands of students with an opportunity to earn a college degree, by helping non-traditional students particularly poor and from working class backgrounds obtain college degrees. Mantsios has made his institute as a center for conducting research, organizing public form and publishing educational material. Such as his essay "Class in America-2006" where he discusses the profile of three individuals of the upper class, working class, and lower working class societies. To show how many factors affected them such as education, along with many other components to ensure a place with in their level of society. Harold S. Browing profile used by Mantsios to represent the factors that influence an individual in the upper-class society.
Many students attend Holy Family dreaming of graduating with a good GPA and hoping to be prepared for their future jobs and goals. In the same article they say that “The growth in returns to college has generated a predictable response: as the education earnings gap increased, a larger fraction of high school graduates went on to college” (583). Many of my friends are studying different courses such as; Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, and Nursing. They all want to achieve their goals and dreams. They also claim that “As Figure 4 shows, the proportion of men and women ages 20 to 25 who attended college jumped by about half over the past poor ears, tracking the rise in the wage premium.
Ellison starts off by saying “once, a degree used to mean a brighter future for college graduates, access to the middle class, and economic stability” (Ellison). This highlighting the hopes that come with going to college and getting that degree, even if you do have student debt, but then he immediately highlights the hardship that comes with the college these days. The author states that “student loan debt increases inequality and makes it harder for low-income graduates” to “to buy a house, open a business, and start a family”(Ellison). The economy is going up by any means and it has no room for a middle class because there is so much debt.College graduates coming out of college are having even more of a hard time supporting themselves after college rather than while in it. Money is the basis of living , even people with lower income degrees could support themselves before the cost of tuition went up drastically.
Forbes also states that 84% say it helped them acquire skills to be successful in future careers. If one chooses the productive gap year, then maybe getting a job, doing volunteer work, or getting an internship would be the wisest decision to make. By choosing this route, students have the chance to gain some maturity, earn money for their futures, and maybe even experiment in different workforces to consider what they enjoy. Getting a job is also one of the first steps toward becoming independent, and independence is an important characteristic to have when going off to college and doing things on your
Assessing student’s social responsibility and civic learning Reinventing commitment have been started by campuses as to public services through central coordination of community partnership activities, support for curricular-based service learning activities, and recognition of civic-minded practice in evaluation and promotion of faculty work. Student who enrol into colleges are also eager to engage themselves into civic learning. There was a survey known as the Freshman Survey (TFS) which is administered by Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) has record of students who indulge themselves in community service or volunteer work as a part of experience since 1990. The trend had increased over two decades and in 2011, their involvement
“In most cases, college graduates have better interpersonal skills, live longer, have healthier children, and have proven their ability to achieve a major milestone.” People argue graduates have bigger pays and more benefits than someone with a highschool education, Though the attendance of graduation from college has been strongly encouraged in the past few years, technical trade careers are becoming more of a demand because of the decrease in people certified to hold trade positions, the lack of motivation to attend college, and the new generation hold sense of entitlement of what they have. For a good Career you should and need to go to college, if you want the best entry level of a job, college helps promote you higher pays and higher positions in your job rather than, starting a job brand new with no experience. You will be further in your career, you would increase your earning potential, start building your business networks, and you would be exposed to other careers
College is full of experience and to get that experience students need to get involved in campus and use all the resources that their campus offer. For my first semester at university I learned lots of information that helped me go through my first semester and I will keep using this resources until I graduate. and these resources are not just for school but also for my personal life. The first thing I have learned in college is how to manage my time and it's important to know that skill so that I would not waste time doing nothing and get schoolwork done and it won’t make me stressful because I have many assignment and project to do. and to always get done with my priority first which is my school work.
Every individual needs a dream to live the life happily. To fulfill the condition of happiness; Education is one of the answer to embrace and advance that dream of the people. It is, therefore, the responsibility of government of the day to give space for study, parent to educate their own children and more importantly it is individual who have to tussle to educate oneself. Most students study at schools, or universities in their countries, yet every year hundreds of people continue to go, and pursue their studies outside their countries. Students who are eager to study abroad, because they feel that studying abroad is better than studying in local universities in their countries.
Mammadli Gulnaz Reading and Writng4 Argumentative Essay- Rough Draft 09.02.2015 Mandatory Volunteering Volunteerism is included to the high school programs in numerous countries for many years. There are a lot of different types of volunteering, which have a beneficial impact on both community and volunteers. The primary aim of mandatory volunteering is to encourage teenagers to be decent and caring citizens. By this way, high school students are to complete 30 to 40 hours unpaid service in their communities in order to graduate. Some people claim that having mandatory volunteering in the school program is extracurricular and affects students’ activity in the class.
As a student of the DuBois Area High School, I think I have the motivation and academic accomplishments needed to receive the Big 33 Scholarship. My family is also in a tight budget so they can provide for my sister and me. My father currently works at DuBois Logistics as a laborer while my mother works at a Sheetz as a salesperson. I also work at a Sheetz in order to save money for college in the future and any other financial needs. As a student, I participate in many clubs and extracirricular activities to promote myself as a positive leader or influence to others.
During the last year and a half at ECC I have been able to start fulfilling my education goals by getting a good education and find out what I want to go to college for. The college has helped me in many ways not only with my education. One example of this is I have been able to work the whole time that I have been attending classes. This allowed me to save enough money that now when I transfer to NIU in January with my associates degree, I will be able to pay for it in full without taking out student loans. This was one of my fears be for going into college was that I was going to be in debt after.
My appointment to General McLane’s LINK Crew is an amazing opportunity to gain leadership training and utilize it within my local community. LINK Crew is a faculty-appointed organization that utilizes forty driven juniors and seniors to help transfer students and incoming freshman become orientated to the high school culture and rules. Leaders act as student mentors for new kids by helping them find their classes, teaching them small life-lessons, and introducing them to faculty, teachers, and other new students. Each year, we go through over fifteen hours of training regarding leadership, public speaking, and communication skills in order to present to new students several times a year. We also act as leaders within sports, academic, extracurricular,
“We have, for example, more than 100,000 janitors with college degrees, and 16,000 degree-holding parking lot attendants,” (Vedder 78). Upon the matter, in the article, “Actually, College Is Very Much Worth It,” Andrew J. Rotherman writes, “Jobs for recent grads are harder to find, and salaries are lower, but that won’t last forever,” (Rotherham 79). The thing about college is that it takes time, and with time comes change. The economy is getting better, and by the end of one’s college career a job will open up with a position he or she is entitled
Mr. Lachamiaa says he is very greatful for those college educated, engneeirs, doctors, architects and lawyers. The world needs these people he reassures, but it is just not for everyone. The strongest arugment in my opinion is kids going into 10’s of thousand of dollars in debt for a college degree that they don’t use. I know several people that went to school to please someone else, got a degree in something they weren’t that interested in and work in something completely unrelated. The only thing they have to show for their work is a big tutition bill.