I literally have not written in a month, and I blame only myself for that (and perhaps the heaps of school work kindly assigned by my professors).
Anyway, recently I have been working on an essay for my research writing class and the topic of the essay is the cost of an education and if it is worth it. The articles that I have been assigned to reference speak about how a simple bachelors degree isn’t enough to land a job after school anymore. That thought frightens me considering how expensive school is. If students and their parents are dishing out thousands of dollars a year for an education shouldn’t something good come out of it? Not to mention how most students leave school with unspeakable amounts of debt.
It got me thinking about what else you need to stand out when finding a job. The job searching game is becoming more and more fierce and if everyone has some university name typed on the bottom of their resume, what else can we do to land that dream job? Is it connections? Confidence? Personality? Charm?
It’s not even just the articles that I am reading for class that are bringing up this topic. I’ve seen articles in newspapers such as the New York Times, talking about the unemployment rate for young college graduates increasing. These students could have graduated from Harvard and still can’t land a decent job. That’s absolutely crazy to think about.
Not only that, but I’m fairly certain that we all know at least one person who perhaps didn’t bother with schooling or maybe went for their associates and became extremely successful in their field. It just does not make sense to me sometimes and as a current college student I grapple with the argument regarding the value of a college education.
Is it becoming overrated? Will there, at one point, be a time where the value of a simple bachelors degree means nothing? Who knows. And maybe I’m over exaggerating.
Until next time,