College Education Geared Towards a Specific Career
Would you buy certain groceries just because the store says you need them in order to purchase your other items, when you know you will never eat them? Throughout life, phrases such as “do not spend money on things you do not need” and “money does not grow out of trees” are commonly heard, because the previous generation has hopes of teaching unknowledgeable not to spend money wastefully. It is interesting how even though someone can be taught something all their lives, when faced in the ultimate situation, they fail. College students spend thousands in loans, scholarships, and pocket money taking classes they do not need just to get enough credit hours to advance to the next grade level. College itself is an expensive investment, why spend extra money if it is not needed? Just like the example, it does not seem logical for the college community to spend money towards taking class that will not prepare them for the specific career they came to college to pursue.
Being a college student is the opportunity for many to have their first experiences of the good, the bad, and the ugly in life. College life is a promotion of freedom, which is exerted by making one’s own decisions such as choosing their classes, times, and deciding whether they should attend or not. Just as in high school, there are courses that are deemed a necessity in order to graduate,the only difference is in high school one doesn’t pay for those classes. College board states that “Public four-year colleges charge, on average, $7,605 per year in tuition and fees for in-state students. The average surcharge for full-time out-of-state students at these institutions is $11,990.” Whether it is one or six classes, the majority of students will never use the information acquired in those extraneous classes for their esteemed career. If the primary purpose of a college education was to prepare for a specific career, less money, time, and energy would...
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