Before, I had no idea how much college can cost, or how a loan might hurt more than help. I always figured a loan is okay, if you pay it off. But I didn’t realize, for example, much about interest, or subsidized vs. unsubsidized loans, or even what FAFSA was. This is all entails general knowledge high school seniors should know by the time they are getting close to graduation. Completing this project made me realize how fortunate I am to have my college expenses taken care of, and I will not take that for granted.
Should pros be allowed to draft college athletes before they graduate. I believe that the pros shouldn’t be allowed. My reasoning is that players need time to develop & think about what’s best for them. Another reason is that players should graduate first so that if the sport they play doesn’t work out then they have a college degree for a back up career in something else. There are plenty of good reasons but something that players should think more about is the longer you stay in college the more developed & ready for the pro sport you dream of going into.
There are plenty more reason I think that not everyone should go to college but these are the main ones. While I admit that college would benefit a lot of people but it is also a place where a lot of people find out things about themselves that they wish they never had found out, or they have things that they wish would of never happened to
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.
10 Things I’ve Learned in College So Far 1. You’re going to make friends. Lots of them... People told me this coming in to college, but I didn’t expect to make friends as easy and quickly as I did. People will talk to you if you talk to them, simple as that! I cannot stress enough how important it is to come into college being yourself.
I am not prepared for the work that I am going to get when I attend college but I am prepared in a different way one that most people ever even think about. One of the reasons that I believe that I have not been prepared for college is that there is a lack of challenges in the work that is given to me. I transfered to San Jacinto Christen Academy after my freshman year of high school. When I got
The Importance of Having College Education Is a college degree losing its value? Everyone in the United States wants to achieve a better lifestyle. A college education gives people the advantage to lead themselves in any direction they want to proceed in life. Some people think that skills and experience should matter more to an employer than a college degree. However, a four-year college degree is now a basic requirement, a step you must take to even be considered for most professional jobs.
Ever since I can recall, I remember making big plans for my future, butt I did not know, at that age, that college was actually something that had to be payed for. Even though I eventually realized it, it still didn’t make me stray from my path, on the contrary, it gave me more of a reason as to why I should aspire to do better than my surroundings. As the oldest child, I have always been told that I must be the greater example for my younger siblings as well as for others. Up until my early teenage years I did not understand why I should be a distinguished person for others and not for myself. I now yearn to become someone to make the world a better place.
“Be realistic Mariel”, “Are you really going to go through with the idea of college?”, “People like us never make it.” Those were words engraved in my mind as a result of some of my loved ones not believing in me. To them the odds of me obtaining a bachelor’s degree were too farfetched; a waste of time and money. However, my mindset never quavered; I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish translation and interpreting, maintaining good grades while actively participating in campus organizations and community service events. In fact, here I am today, applying to
It doesn't matter what you do. So for me I guess college was just a means to an end. it was just to prove that I could do it and once I proved to myself that I can do it then I was able to prove to employers that I could do it even though it doesn't make me any more money now, if I would have had the right path it would have. I've got tons of friends that make really good money and we have the same degree no different. so for me college it's disappointed me a little bit honestly that my degree hasn’t been able to give me a little bit more money and that I'm not, with my work ethic and my experience that I can't get what I deserve and I honestly feel like I deserve more money now.
Laughter is the great unifier and it has the ability to lift us beyond many racial tensions and cultural conflicts (Coulombe). It takes practice, skill, and talent for an author to accomplish using humor correctly and effectively in their writing. Sherman Alexie is an amazing writer, using an element of surprise with humor that makes a reader want to know more about his work. Alexie uses humor to discover more about his themes for readers. The author believes that by using this strategy in his writing, he can get more people to become acceptable to others and understand what happened to the people of the Native American
My involvement with faculty and students has helped shape me back into the focused and driven student I was when I went into college. I take full responsibility for the grades that I earned early on. I simply was not mature enough and I failed to realize the effort it would take to be successful in college. The knowledge I have gained from my involvement with the school has been beneficial in my academic and personal maturity. I have learned from my immaturity, and I know I am ready to be successful as a
There is a myth that deciding to attend a for-profit college represents a lack of cultural/social capital resources, rather than a rational, considered choice. I have found that the decision to attend one of these types of colleges is usually a well-planned process. A person might lack cultural and social capital resources, but that does not mean that they have not considered the pros and cons to this type of college and career starting path. For-profit colleges were specifically designed for people who need job security. There are specific market career paths that these schools offer that lead to the specific job the student wants, and that is why people choose to attend.
At some points it feels as though people’s lives are based solely around it. College is the next step in education, though it is optional, many argue if it’s even really worth it. After going through college, jobs opportunities open up in a broad range in the field in which the degree is in. A lot of the time college degrees help people find a job that suits them and makes them happy. If the college degree was not gained, then there are very few job openings that are life long
I can honestly say that the reason I want to go to college is because this is going to be the last time before I enter the work force that I can be intellectually and academically challenged, where I can learn much about all the things I wanted to learn about, with friends who were as dedicated to learning and the pursuit of knowledge as I am. I often feel a lack of knowledge about something--colleges might call it "intellectual curiosity," but it 's that sense that you learn something, but you don 't feel that you 've learned it fully. I don 't know if people reading this know what I mean. For instance, after I took my AP Calculus class I loved calculus, and I didn 't feel that one year of it was enough. That drove me to go out and learn more about calculus on my own, but it would be much better to share that experience with others.