The Grim and Financial Risk of College.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Going to college is a wonderful opportunity for one to expand their education to heights that one can only imagine. College is the key for many young people making their mark in this society but with every positive comes with a negative. With the economy still struggling and college tuition rates increasing by the day it forces a very difficult question for aspiring college students and that’s to choose between their education and the financial downslide that they may face down the road.
Another curve ball in the realm of the college world is the fact that many college students who graduate with a Masters or Bachelor’s degree from an Ivy league institution such as Harvard, Yale or Princeton University that can’t find work in their respective fields. There’s nothing more frustrating than working hard day in and day out doing “the right thing” and getting your education and then wind up coming short at the end of the road. I spoke to a few people at my local barbershop and had asked for their opinions on the matter. Some felt that too many young people are caught up in the illusion that corporate America is the answer to their prayers when it comes to having a successful career. Others feel that it’s just an unfortunate sign of the times that people are experiencing.
Me personally I believe that since President Barrack Obama has been in office many are taking his philosophy on the importance of science and technology too literally. I mean yes science and technology are both necessary and are great career paths but let’s be honest everyone is not going to thrive at those two careers. Here’s some food for thought: why is it that it when people talk college no one ever brings up trade school, there’s nothing wrong with being a Plummer, a carpenter or a repair man. So why is it that young people who are aspiring to go to college looking down upon those blue collar jobs?
With the stress of having to take out and pay student loans it seems like doing four years of college can strain one’s brain but that’s more of the all reason as to why one has to start planning for college in their freshmen or sophomore year of high school. By planning on what major you want to take up, getting good grades, getting a decent score on your SAT/ACT, sending your application, transcript early and applying for scholarships and grants are ways to avoid these issues.
Another thing is that one should consider the cost of going away to college and the cost for not just the tuition but the books, food and dorms as well. Last but not least you could go to a community college for two years and then go away and get the same degree for half the price. If I was y’all I would get it while it was cheap typical mentality I know straight from the street……
Staff Writer; Shawn Hudson
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