Once upon a time, a little brown girl from Ohio believed she could do something great with her life. She dreamed of the future and what her life would look like when she grew up. Some of her dreams were absurd and bigger than she ever thought she could be.
Those who she trusted most told her that school was necessary and the only way to bring her dreams to life. So she listened. She went to school everyday, climbed the latter and passed all of the requirements she needed to be where she wanted to be.
A curve ball was thrown her way when she was told that her high school diploma was no longer enough education to live out her dreams. She must get more education, spend more money and go to college. So she listened. She applied to universities, decided on Eastern Michigan, took all of the necessary courses and was on-track to graduate when yet another curve ball was hurled at her. She was now told that all of her hard work and money could be wasted because nowadays a bachelor’s degree sometimes isn’t enough experience to use it how you’d like.
She wishes she knew before-hand that her 4-year, realistically 5-year, degree could potentially be worthless. College is marketed as an educational institution or establishment that provides higher education to individuals. What they don’t mention in that description is just how long it’ll take to obtain your degree, how difficult it may be to afford this education, the hoops you may have to go through just to make it to classes on time and even how your degree might not be worth much once you receive it.
What’s worse is finding this information out in your final year of college. Having a well-respected professor inform students on the first day of class that earning a bachelor’s degree is not beneficial enough for them once they graduate and attempt to get into the workforce is not the ideal or recommended way students should learn such information.
Every student should know exactly what they are getting themselves into when they decide on their next steps in life, whether that be enrolling at a university, going to a community college or attending a trade school.
Schools should willingly provide prospective students with the vital information of a bachelor’s degree possibly not being enough to prepare you for today’s ever-changing workforce prior to admittance.
With your thoughts and opinions in mind, whatever they may be, do not let your precious time and money go to waste. Try to take that extra step to get a graduate degree. Make sure you know all the details and possibilities before entering into a big commitment, such as deciding what to do with your future. Fight for your dream!