Is College Necessary

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Is Going to College Necessary for Students to Be Successful? In today’s world, it is very common among students’ minds that the academic career will not amount to anything without a college education. Indeed, most people are practically raised and conditioned to believe that everyone needs a higher education in order to succeed in life. This notion can be found in many societies around the world which make college education is no longer an option or a goal for students to accomplish, but rather a necessity for them to be successful. On the other hand, some people believe that college education is a wasted investment of money, time, and energy; However, I believe that college education is not a qualification for or a proven formula for …show more content…
However, there are several alternative routes for moving beyond the obstacles to have a successful career without a college degree. According to the “Twelve Inconvenient Truths about American Higher Education”, in 2008, there were 17 million college graduate students who worked and positioned in places where college education is not even required (Richard Vedder). Surprisingly, in 2012, 1 in 3 college graduates had a job that required a high school diploma or less than that. In contrast, “more than 16,000 parking lot attendants, 83,000 bartenders, 115,000 janitors and 15% of taxi drivers have bachelor 's degrees”( Richard Vedder), which means that people with higher education are no longer work based on their educational level. Obviously these statistics demonstrate the notion of how college degree changed its value to become not necessary method when it comes to life’s …show more content…
Therefore, most college students want to work right after their graduation, but the most important question is that are the student well prepared to take positions in any work environment? Before students start searching for a job, they must be taught how to plan for a carrier, and how to improve their working skills which regrettably cannot be found in college education. In college, students usually don’t learn “essential skills such as money management, basic contracting work and home repair, tax preparation and filing, regulations, and other necessary information about owning, operating, and servicing motor vehicles, job hunting, cooking, cleaning, being an intelligent consumer, handling encounters with the police, to name but a few, almost are completely absent.”(Soling, Cevin). College better be a place where students can learn much more skills through the interaction of their study and their future work, which incredibly going to enhance their academic knowledge, personal development, and professional preparation and performance. When graduate students work in a place in which the learning skills are already known, they will easily be able to apply practical theories from classroom into work. Also, they will have the ability to develop human relation skills and communication through the interaction with

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