Mr. Alex Chee
Higher Education VS Work Experience
Many people believe that a university degree is the only way to get a good job. However, there are still some people who disagree with this view. Mainly because they think that universities do not offer enough experience in the work field. I personally agree that pursuing a university degree is a correct choice for young people, especially recent high school graduates. With college tuition climbs up each year, money seems to be a big obstacle for some people. It’s the most common reason that explains why most students prefer to dive right into an entry-level job rather than to invest money in a college degree. “Whether it’s driven by economics or personal preference, this decision can have major impacts on their professional career as well as their personal life.” (Day and Newburger 3) Of course, not everyone can afford to invest a full time degree program. Some may think it’s more beneficial to start their career early, especially if their chosen field does not require a university education. This would apply for everyone who wants to be a car mechanic or a fashion designer. They would not gain anything from going to university. Instead, they may gain more work experience. Lacking of a degree does not stop people from achieving success. Many entrepreneurs and businessmen became successful with only a high school diploma as we may see in a lot of articles.
With so many success stories building up these days, people might think skipping college is okay. In fact, going to college actually has more advantages and the positive impacts outweigh the negative ones.
Firstly, people with higher educational level get better jobs and good salary. The most important part of a CV is the education someone has followed and as the proof of it is the certificate of their degree. The demand for workers with university degree has rocketed these days. Many hiring officers tend to recruit...
...HigherEducation: Students vs. Debt
Tuition rates in America are becoming more and more expensive and unaffordable for the average student. Universities keep raising rates every year, leaving students without a choice but to pay for the education they have already started. Financial aid offices give students a number when they are accepted to school, and this number indicates how much of your tuition tab the state will pick up. However, this number is subject to change every year, erasing all stability in a student’s expectations for post-grad debt. Not only are students graduating with enormous debt, the majority are either left without jobs, or working minimum wage jobs and barley able to make ends meet. Somehow, expert opinion still says that college is worth the overwhelming price of admission, but I say, that may not always be the case.
Financial aid is supposed to be the governmental system to help families pay for highereducation. The amount of money the financial aid office offers you is supposed to pick up whatever you and your family cannot afford. However, what they don’t tell you is that that amount varies year to year, and it is usually less then what they previously offered. “Can you imagine going to purchase a car and being told that the first year you will be paying $X. Next spring we'll tell you what you'll be paying for the next year and so on for the next four...
In the time I have spent in highereducation, I have noticed that educators generally encounter three categories of students. The first category, about 10 percent of the student population will always succeed because they have the attitude that failure is not an option. The second group, another 10 percent of the population, will inevitably fail, lacking the personal motivation and drive necessary to reach educational goals. Approximately 80 percent of students make up category three. A group full of bright minds that could lean toward either success or failure. This group will most significantly be impacted by changes and improvements in education. The differentiating factor in this group is that each student's response to the same question: "Is investing in my education really worth it?"
Some people are deterred from pursuing highereducation because of the price tag attached. Even though student loans are often available, the idea of repaying student loan debt, with high interest rates and low job prospects is a significant roadblock for many. For students with young families or those who have never considered post-secondary education, it is often much more appealing to take a job out of high school and immediately generate income. These are the students who begin to feel that an education is simply not...
Highereducation in the present world has a very long history. Highereducation has deep roots in the early sixth century when first monastic schools were started in Europe which later developed to the famous European university in Bologna during the period between 1088 and 1090. This is the origin of highereducation with all present systems of highereducation borrowing much from this first intuition and system of highereducation. Until early 20th century, highereducation institutions and particularly universities and high level colleges catered only for the elites in the society. Though in this time basic education was enough to secure an individual a well-paying job, the costs of securing a place in the institutions of highereducation as well as maintaining the costs for the period of a given course locked out the middle income earners as well as the poor. Statistically, by the start of 20th century, 3 per cent of the world population had enrolled in universities and other colleges offering highereducation programs. This number was much concentrated in the European continent...
Is thirty thousand dollars of debt, the reality of a low unemployment rate, and the uncertainty of finding the right career path really worth the papers, tests, and endless late night cigarette breaks? In the current state of our economy, these risks raise important questions concerning the value of a college education. I will examine why finances, the current employment rate, and choice of career can effect whether or not the choice to pursue a college degree is essential.
President Benjamin Franklin knew how valuable a college degree is for a person to be financially successful. “If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the highest return.” According to the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, The median earnings for a young adult ages twenty five to thirty four with a bachelor’s degree was forty five thousand dollars. This is fifty percent higher than the median earnings of a young adult with a high school diploma or equivalent. I see this as evidence that choosing to go to college and get a degree is second to none in insuring a good financial future.
The opposing argument though, is that getting a degree is not free. Reading the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistic data, the...
HigherEducation, or Higher Priced Education?
The Marriam-Webster online dictionary defines highereducation as “education beyond the secondary level; especially : education provided by a college or university.“ It's no secret to modern students that a highereducation is necessary to advance in their professional life. There is always a cost to advancement and that cost can sometimes create a glass ceiling that is difficult for people in certain social strata to break through. The rising cost of highereducation and its requirement for jobs creates a conflict for people in lower economic brackets. While the social value of highereducation is difficult to argue against, the problems associated with affording highereducation are very real social problems that must be considered.
In Western society we have goals we are expected to achieve. At a very early age we begin preparing our children for school. There is no law demanding that children attend a specific school, nor that upon entering adult life they pursue highereducation. Children can be home schooled or attend any school of their parents' choosing. However, having a degree of some kind gives one many advantages in America. One who possesses...
...Case Study: Economic Crisis and HigherEducation in the United States
The 2008–2012 economic failure is considered by many economists and investors to be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It results in the risk of total collapse from big financial firms, the bailout of banks by national governments, and downturns in stock markets around the world. The crisis also plays a significant role in the crash of key businesses and collapse of housing market, results in the delayed unemployment. Highereducation is a large and various venture in the United States, which has impacted by the economic recession in a number of ways, but these impacts have not been the same and vary depending on state and type of institution.
Most highereducation traditions started to be concerned about their financial problems due to economic recession. Their main source of revenue has been hurt by the downturn, and that those universities would need to make hard decisions about how to spend their money. In some states, a lot of institutions are in process of fund-raising programs to avoid delaying their supported campus building projects. Many of highereducation university’s leaders have been considering and solving of two following questions: How is the economic downturn affecting institutions both public and private? What strategies are...
...which a lot of people have been plagued: “Do I need a degree or experience for employment?” This is a question that is kind of hard to answer. Some job positions require one or both. There are even jobs that you do not really need one or the other, just plain common sense. But employers are supposed to have a process or procedure that they follow in order to hire the best candidate for the job. That process may include: a job opening, a completed application, an interview, reference check, and then an offer for employment. The prospects should be narrowed down according to the person (or people) that meet the requirements, whether it be education or experience (Hughes, 2005).
Because education and experiencework so well together, employers use both in deciding who to hire. An applicant possessing both education and experience almost guarantees them the job. But in today’s economy, finding a job or a career from which you could retire is so hard to do. So many people are unemployed. It used to be the inexperienced and uneducated people on the unemployment list. But now, people with Bachelor degrees, Master degrees, and even Doctoral degrees are unemployed. So those people with the degrees are now having to compete with the people that have years of experience. Which one do you think will get the job? This paper will discuss...
Work Placement: PR Management
1. Set up an events calendar for the company’s cooperate department (as I was working in this department during my workexperience)
2. Look for future possible clients
3. Write a blog on Florentijn Hofman’s yellow duck
What was something that happened that you were prepared for because you expected it to happen?
I expected to be givenwork that I didn’t completely understand the full concept under as neither of my parents or relatives work in the PR management firm and therefore I didn’t have a clear understanding of the field before my workexperience. However, I got through this difficulty by either thinking hard about it or asking one of the people I was working with. They were very friendly and supportive and therefore I was given a clear explanation of my task immediately, which was extremely helpful as it enabled me to understand the task better.
What was something that happened that you were not prepared for because you had not expected it?
I expected to be extremely busy and stressed due to the workload however this was the complete opposite. I was well prepared for this as I’m used to it when I have a lot of homework to given in at school. However, over the week, I was very surprised with the amount of work I was given. This company didn’t seem to have...