College education today is a commodity. To grow exponentially, changing constantly and able to resist troubles to a higher plane of regard. ‘’Well the world simply no longer cares about what you know. What the world cares about, what is your competitive advantage and what you can do with what you know’’ according to a reply tweet to me by Dra. Clarita Carlos, a UP Professor. That is the importance of having college degree : the preparation for the uncertain future,. Because good life is not widespread among those who have not received higher education.
But why should we go to college?
One important answer to this question is more opportunity. As opposed to generations of the past, high school graduates today are unable to obtain the number of high-paying jobs that were once available. The Philippines has been transformed from a manufacturing-based economy to an economy based on knowledge, and the importance of a college education today can’t be compared to that of a high school education that were given to our lolo’s and lola’s in the fifty’s. It serves as the gateway to better options and more opportunity.
There are additional reasons as to why it is important to go to college, Tertiary education can help us to develop our emotional and psychological capabilities. In college, you will figure out that you are really a cry baby, or slightly out your sanity plainly or worse, you will turn out to be a schizophrenia behaving due the quizzes hurdled upon you. Kidding aside, It is sometimes the pressure that we feel before making decisions that make or break us, especially here in MSU amidst of all the ambiguities and trials of the studentry, a MSUan will learn how to decide according not as to what he feels but he will decide according to the greater benefit, this pressured stimulation encourages college students to think, ask questions, and explore new ideas.
The importance of college education is also accentuated because of the opportunity to gain valuable resources during your tenure in college. The more connections which are collected during your college career, the more options you will have when you begin your job search. Once you have ended your job search and have started your career, however, the importance of a college education has not been exhausted. Having a college degree often provides for greater promotion opportunity.
So, why should you go to college? The reasoning does not begin and end with the job aspect. A good education is beneficial from many different viewpoints, To the extent that we are all educated and informed, we will be more equipped to deal with the gut issues that tend to divide us. College education is more than the sex, slumber parties, and the experience. It is the pleasure of accomplishment and strong sense of pride and self that once in your life you accomplished something. Education isn’t just about finding a job. When one is educated one is more likely to be aware of his/her rights, and better able to make sure that those rights are respected. Education gives people choices– and the confidence to take advantage of those choices.
By: Jade Coritana