Contest Essays for January - 2012
People hold different views about the role of university or college education toward the success of their career paths. While there are several benefits to start working straight after high school, I would argue that young people should continue studying for higher degrees.
The option to work straight after school is associated with many reasons. People are becoming independent. They could earn money and pay for cost living themselves. Considerably, more young people have been starting up their business, and some of them have been successful. In term of career, working environment provides greater opportunites for people to gain real experiences and learn practical skills, which are essential for their career progress in the future. Moreover, the decision whether to study in university or not depends on academic ability of each individual. People who are less likely to study could save money and time by working after school.
On the other hand, I believe it is more beneficial for people to continue their studies in university or college. Firstly, universities or colleges offer courses which supply fundamental theories about future jobs by lectures who are experts in their fields. Nowadays, many prestigious universities or colleges have adopted state of the art teaching methods, which creates environment for students to maximize their abilities to solve the problems in real case studies. By this way, students would improve soft skills such as negotiation, management or communication…, which help them enhance competitive advantage in job market. Secondly, academic qualifications are strictly required in many professions. Forexample, it is impossible to become a doctor, teacher or lawyer without any relevant degrees.
In conclusion, it seems to me that students are more likely to be successful in their career path if they continue studying for higher qualifications.