College can open multiple doors of opportunity, which aren't generally there for the individuals who haven't received a higher education. Basically, all work fields require a higher education in order to even be considered for the job. The confidence level in a person who went to college is higher than those who did not attend college. In college you also buy networking, you meet potential employers which can already help you land a job with that company. Lifetime relationships can be developed in college and teach students how to communicate properly and prepare them for a students personal life and work force. In order to have a purposeful life, and a meaningful career, you have to attend college.
More and more jobs are requiring at least a college degree, making it difficult for those without a degree to get a job. Companies want to see that you care about learning about the job you are applying for and that you are qualified for the job. They “still choose college grads over non-college grads on the assumption that more education is better than less” (Reich 156). Applying for a job with a college degree can help bring you to the top of the list, above those without one; giving you a higher chance of getting that dream job straight out of college. Corporate companies require degrees for the medium to higher paying job positions, not having a degree would make that difficult. College demands hard work, having said that the hard work prepares students for an exciting and fulfilling career and a more productive life.
The confidence level in a person who went to college is higher than those who did not attend college. In college you will learn stories from writing papers to professors simply talking about personal experiences that you can learn from, therefore prepares you for any similar event in the future. Learning to communicate properly in college, gives you a better chance to develop relationships and confidence. College is a place where you meet many different cultures, so you become more conformable around them causing you to be confident with others who are in different cultures in your personal life/work life. For example, if you have do a sales pitch to a Chinese CEO, and you remember from your Chinese class in College that it's disrespectful to shake hands; you'll have the confidence to know to bow as a form of respect. As you can see, college helps form confidence in your work life and personal life.
In college you also buy networking, you meet potential employers which can already help you land a job with that company. Colleges host many job fairs to give students the opportunity to seek new employers and meet their potential bosses. Students will also learn all the requirements the employer has for their employees so the students already know what is expected of them or if they are even qualified. Job fairs can guide you to the right employer and push you to the right direction of your career and can be less stressful when you are almost graduating; trying to find a job. As you can see, college helps you network with potential employer so you are one step closer to a meaningful career.
Lifetime relationships can be developed in college and teach students how to communicate properly and prepare them for a personal life and work life. College helps students have an open mind because if all the information they were taught and all the books they have read on different peoples perspectives on topics; creating an advantage of knowledge with others and possibly their careers. According to Piyush Mangukiya, “Almost 30% of Americans report meeting their future spouse in college”. In college you meet so many different people who have the same views as you, share the same passion for your major and even personal things; giving you a better chance to develop new friendships and romantic relationships. Therefore, college gives students the opportunity to develop different relationships and prepare them for the real world.
Many can oppose that you can start at the bottom of the company and work your way up but that can take the double amount of years vs. having your degree. Several employers like to hire within the company for promotions, instead of branching. Unfortunately several jobs will not promote you if you don't have a degree in that field, mostly in a higher position. Students shouldn't risk that factor of possibly getting the promotion, they should be confident and highly qualified for the position.
For example, my goal is to be a regional/district manager for MAC cosmetics in New Jersey; having a Bachelor's degree will give me a higher chance of achieving that goal. Already having the artistry factor under my belt, I now will need a degree in business and marketing. One can argue that you can grow from the ground up with the company but that can take up to five years to do so; when it can take me 3 years from just having the background and degree in business. Before I started my career in MAC cosmetics I did my research to see what I needed to do in order to success within the company. From browsing the internet, asking people with the position and a level lower what steps they took; after realizing ones with no college degree took two times longer to get to their goal than the ones with a degree; I decided to go back to college and get my Bachelors in Business and Marketing. As you can see college will help me achieve my dream job and guide me through my journey.
College offers students a broad range of skills, which helps them be ready for anything in their personal life and work life! College trains students to understand difficult subjects, self-discipline (example: learning to hand things in on time and getting to class on time), and being able to complete assignments in a timely manner. Even if a student isn't 100% set on a degree they want to study, college helps the students find their way from job fairs, electives, and clubs. College gradates are better off financially (higher paying jobs) and socially (more friends and better chance of developing a romantic relationship).
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