Why People Go to University

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Nguyen Phuong Thao
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Why do people go to university?

In our developed world today university education is no more a too-high-to-reach goal. Our higher education system is year after year offering a host of more places as well as support in diverse ways to assist those who crave university experience and whose circumstances make it difficult for them to enter university gates. Given the fact that university education is aggrandizing its attraction to more and more people from different backgrounds, it is interesting to know the rationale behind that encouraging phenomenon. In this paper I will point out some of the most popular reasons why people go to university.

In the first place, let us look at the traditional and still pivotal view over the use of university education: career preparation. Obviously as we can all perceive when looking into any university campus today, young people dominate in numbers of higher education students. What these youngsters are striving themselves there to achieve is a complete, up-to-date, professional training for their future job, to qualify themselves as outstanding grabbers of opportunities prevailing today for highly competitive aspirants. Indeed, one with a bachelor’s or a master’s degree is much more likely to attain well-paying position as well as fruitful accomplishes in later professional life. According to a recent statistics, people who equipped themselves with higher education knowledge earn 40% more, on average, than people whose highest level of study ends with a high school diploma. For all those attractive career prospects, in ground of the apprehension of becoming the remnant of society as unemployment crisis is laying its dark ghostly shadow on world’s economic challenging almost every government, people yearn for university education.

The second motive magnetizes people to university is the broad chance they get to widen their relationship and to diversify their grasp of the world in the time...
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