Value of a College Education
Those who are currently looking for work will find a college degree is a requirement, at one level or another, in nearly all domains. There was a time when knowledge and experience were enough to start a career, and the only areas that may have required a degree were specialized fields that required years of education and training. The benefits of a college education far outweigh the time and effort involved in pursuing the dream of a better future. There are several personal advantages as well as economic opportunities that can result from a college education.
There are countless personal benefits in receiving a college education. If a survey were taken, there would be several motivations for returning to school. Gaining more knowledge and insight into a current career, advancement in a present career, and the pursuit of a different career path are a few notable reasons.
While the majority of students will consider these their primary reasons for continuing their education, nearly all will graduate with a great deal more. Oral and written communications skills, critical thinking, and time management are four valuable lifelong skills that can be obtained by attending college. The chance to socialize with a diverse group of individuals, and the confidence built in completing something challenging will also add to the lure of a college education. One of my personal goals is to start my own business. I feel the experience and assurance I will attain in completing my degree will assist me in reaching this entrepreneurial objective. In the world of business one will often be expected to correspond with colleagues and management in a professional manner. One may find himself speaking in a meeting, writing a memo, or managing a project that involves the entire team. Whatever the...