College used to be about learning more and becoming a better person.
Now everyone just goes because they feel like they have to.
The stigma is:“You can’t get a good job without going to college.”
I agree that college is a good idea, and it will make you smarter, but it is not meant for everyone and it definitely should not be pushed on people. In almost every industry you could learn everything you need to know in an internship or entry level position. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars going to school to learn what you need to know.
Now that everyone is getting a degree though, it is becoming more and more of a stipulation that you HAVE to have a degree to get the job. Heck, in most job requirements it states that you need a degree or you might as well not apply.
That is wrong on many different levels. Someone with 10 years of experience might not even get looked at for a job just because they have no college experience. They might be a better candidate and a harder worker than the graduate, but they are automatically shunned because they don’t have the degree.
Some people are not classroom learners. Some people may not have the money or the correct life-circumstances to attend college. That shouldn’t make them unmarketable.
I believe in giving people a fair shake, especially hard working and dedicated individuals.
Heck, I wouldn’t be in college right now if I honestly felt like I could get a job without it.
As amazing as it sounds to have everyone in the U.S. be college educated, the reality is that it will only make that first degree less marketable.
Check that out.
The more people that have degrees, THE LESS YOURS MATTERS.
So is it really a good idea for everyone to have a college education?
I don’t think so.
As long as the social connotation persists that a college education is necessary to get a good job, we are going to continually see a rise in unemployment within the college educated demographic.
Now you are going to need a master’s degree to get an entry level job.
Everyone who can’t afford to go to school is just screwed I guess.