One question that comes to mind when graduating high school is, “should I attend college?” For many graduates this question have a very obvious answer. A high school graduate may state that, “college is the best option if one is trying to get a higher level of education, and will help one compete for a higher paying job.” However, in my opinion most graduates do not consider the fact that going to college is a very big decision to make and that the schoolwork will not be easy. Going to college is not the best choice for every high school graduate because many students cannot handle college, colleges’ lower standards, and not all jobs require a college degree.
There are many reasons people attend college. Some people attend because they are expected to, either by their culture, their family or peer pressure. Other people have a desire to continue learning and want to go to college and still others do not know what they want to do with their life so they decide to attend college to explore their options. I choose to attend college right out of high school, but now 30 years later I am back. This time I am back in college because I work in an environment where I have been bullied to the point that I have no confidence in myself. I am back to prove something to myself.
Teens are constantly told by their parents that college is “ABSOLUTELY” necessary to be successful in this world. Fun fact: It’s not. College isn’t necessary because it isn’t required to be successful, and as many students have the mindset that college is the road to success, education has changed over time and it’s not as helpful as it used to be. Many schools build their students up to be a great student for a great college. But, when they go to the college to follow the dream that someone has set in their mind, they drop out and look at themselves as failures. All for what? For the approval of those who’ve pushed them to work for a dream that is not their own.
After high school students have the opportunity to attend a college. Today, it seems like fewer people go to college. People will say “It’s too expensive or I don’t have the time” however that's just not the case, in my opinion, college is worth it because if someone is seeking a long-term job with security, mobility, and pay increase must attend college. Having the degree is better than not having one at all.
Going to college will set the basis for your career pathway in the future. High school students contemplate that college is not the right choice for them, but there are multiple benefits that come with a college degree. If students decide to attend college, they may considerate it a waste of time and stress. Unlike high school for some, college needs taken seriously. Attending college prepares and gives you knowledge on what to expect when you start the career. Those who attend college are more than likely to get a higher wage job then individuals who decided not to join.
Being a high school student college is a huge thing to think about. College is a great opportunity to makes new friends and open up a whole new chapter in your life. I believe that everyone should go to college, and receive a college degree. College could benefit everyone. The benefits of a college degree are endless. With a college degree you could accomplish anything. You would more likely to get a high paying job, and are able to build a better life for yourself.
After high school, many students make the decision on attending college based off of the things their parents/ teachers may have taught them when they were young. For example, many students further their education because throughout their lifetime they’re told they have to. In school we’re taught that in order for us to receive good jobs, and make a decent amount of money we have to have a college degree. Some are even taught that they must go beyond the undergrad and receive their masters, and doctorate degrees if they really want to be known as something in this world. While others go because it would make their parents proud, or to fulfill the legacy of being a first generation college student in their families. While this may be the case majority of the time, if you’re like me you go because
When I think about college I think about our country being a land of opportunity. Having the opportunity to learn. Not many people realize but not going to college is a missed opportunity. Some may argue that college is just not meant for them, the reason they say this is because they are weak and don’t believe in themselves. College is a choice that we can choose to learn and test our skills or we can choose to not know what skills we have. In middle school there were kids who were excellent athletes, some great at math, and others great in other subjects. On the other hand I always wanted to find that great talent of mine, I was mediocre in most subjects. I kept trying new things to discover what I’m really good at. I realized that it’s not that I had to try new things but to find my passion and focus on it and build myself off of it. I gained passion in college it gave me hope that one day my hard work will pay off with the education that was gained. As I grow older I realize many of us are mediocre, College should be required because it will be a necessity to keep up with our fast paced, competitive, technological society.
Before addressing the situation, there is the question of why people go to college. According to Caroline Bird, people go to college not because they want to but because guidance counselors and parents are always telling them that it is best for them. “It is practically beat into our heads that in order to be a productive citizen of society, you should have some sort of college education.” (Caroline Bird) Some people may even go to college just so they can get the social title of being called a college student, but a majority of the time they are pressured. For some people college can be worth it, but, it depends on the person. Some people can afford more expensive colleges and others can 't afford any.
My family never viewed college as a place you needed to go to after high school. They viewed it as an option either school or work. They never really made college seem like a big deal because my dad always said “either way you can still make it in the real world, either its school or just working”. They did explain that college would benefit me real good in the future and that it would be a great choice if I was to pick it, but they also told me about trade school which is a vocational college which provides vocational education for people to pursue a specific career.
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As cliche as it may sound, college was never an option that I gave myself. Going to college was more of an obligation that I set for myself when I started enter the field of education as a student. In my household, the goal of getting into college was always around me. The daily discussion in my household when it comes to the discussion about school, always starts with, “When I get to college”. When I have discussions with adults and career counselors about my career choice, I always start off with, “When I finish college”. A college education is important in my family, and I have been taught the values of having a college degree can guarantee me a successful job in life. My mother continually pushed me towards the entrance of college,
My experiences with an afterschool tutoring program offered me the opportunity for me to implement theories and concepts in a real world situation. One experience stands out from the rest, due to the progress I made developing resiliency in the child by using Deci and Ryan’s, Self-Determination Theory.
While tutoring at Emporia High School, I got to experience what it was like to be in a classroom. During this opportunity, I found out that there are many challenges for teachers. The most challenging aspect was that sometimes students just do not want to listen to you. They do not want to do their work, put away their phone, or stop playing a game on their computer. I learned that sometimes just asking a student to put away their phone is enough, but sometimes you have to take it away so that they will work. Though getting the students to listen is the most challenging aspect, the most rewarding aspect is when the students listen to you and make progress. It is very rewarding to see a student, who did not want to do their work, start doing
In most cases some school aren't committed to the part of telling students about the importance of college. My first point is that some students go to college but then come back. Most logical reasoning is that they don’t find the passion to find the career to look for. That and there is the case for competition and the economy. Most countries around the world offer other courses that can help out college graduates. We live in america but that does not stop us from taking classes outside of this country. Take of course the europeans they have the gap year. Which is you take time to travel around the world doing community work.