Staying educated

There has been much talk on whether having an education is as important as it once was.

Some say you need a college degree in order to just be able to even get an interview. Many companies expect their potential employees to be educated in the feild they are applying for.

So they do no have to spend time and money on teaching them something they should know by now.

But not everybody wants to go to a four-year liberal arts school. For those people there are vocational schools, schools that can teach you how to become a mechanic or even a chef.

Whatever your interests may be, there is a school for that.

Real world experience is important but is hard to come across if you do not have an education that says you are capable of accomplishing what the job entails.

School will always be imporant and you will never regret going to a class or course that your job offers you. You may not get promoted for completing it but it is something that you can take with you and may help you out in the future.

If you work is willing to pay you to take a few classes a year, take the oppertunity. Even if its not for credit.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-03/news/ct-met-employers-pay-tuition-20120403_1_associate-degrees-college-degree-10-hour-shifts

Extra curricular activities and grades

When parents see their children are having a hard time in school or are a little distracted, they consider taking their child off of a sports team, or out of band for example.

But by doing this, does not gaurantee a child suddenly making the grade. When one has a timeline to stick to and their extra fun activities make them tired and worn out, they will only have so much time for home-work. Meaning, now they do not have all the time in the world to work on school and they need to choose their time wisely.

According to the National Center For Education Statistics, students who participate in activies outside of class have a 15 percent higher attendance rate than their peers who do not.

Club organizations and sports teams, often hold meetings and if one too many are missed it results in not being able to participate as much. This is where children can learn that attendance is important in all aspects of life.

When students are ready to head off for college, having extra curricular activities can look good on a college resume and show the university that they are commited and can time manage effetively.

So parents don’t pull your child off of a team or club just yet. There might be more advantages than you think.

The effects of procrastination

Students have always been know for their procrastination. Knowing that they have an upcoming test, a project due or a debate to prepare for, students can’t help but wait to the very last minute to start!

Yes, it is possible to finish or get a good grade for school if you wait to the end until you begin. However, there are disadvantages to staying up late and cramming  facts and figures into your brain until you feel like you could explode of information overload.

Studying for an exam the day before or worse, night before really does not ensure you understand what you just went over.

Here is where memorizing comes into play. Students can memeorize and drill bits and pieces of information into their head without really knowing what they are talking about.

This is why after exams are over they forget everything they just “studied.” And when a project is due and you are trying to just get it done, your teacher will know whether you tell them or not. Especially, if they know what you are cable of all ready.

So students should learn their lesson and prioitize better. You have more time than you think. So don’t wait start now!

The experience of college

College is not just about going to class, memorizing facts that you will forget right after the test, and assignments. Granted it is important to go to class, study not memorize and do one’s homework but its also about expericing life.

Meeting classmates, working on group projects, going to sporting events and even forming relationships with your professors are important to do in college.

When studying with classmates you begin to make friends and friendships that are formed in college can last long after graduation. One way to gain more friends is to join a sports team, club or other school ogranization. When you make one friend you in turn meet their friends and they become your friends too.

Going to sporting events on campus and wearing your campus colors can make students feel like they are a part of something big and important. It can bring a sense of unity and pride to a college campus.

Building relationships with college professors is certainly not on the to do list of many college students. But it is beneficial to students more so than the professor. And ironically, the professors are the ones who tend to do most of the reaching out.

Every student will graduate eventually and when that time comes they are the ones asking for recommendations not their professors. And if their teachers could be used as a reference.

But how can a teacher recommend a student if all they know is their work. Which is extremely important but if you failed to let them in and learn a little about you they really don’t have much to go off.

http://college.usatoday.com/2011/10/14/make-friends-with-your-college-professors/

Why you should consider a community college

Community colleges are great for students who do not know what they want to study yet, and are just wanting to take their basic core courses that are required by most universities.

A community college is also cheaper than a four year school. The average tuition and fees for a full-time student at a community college is $2,713. For a student going to a four-year school full-time the tuition is $7,605.

Going to a community college also offers smaller classes. This results in the professor knowing your name and getting a little more attention from your teacher if you need help on something specific you are studying.

Many two-year schools have a pact with four-year colleges in the same state, that allows a student to effortlessly transfer their credits once they graduate with their associates degree.

Another good thing about a community college is that they offer not only an associates degree in general education but they have two-year degrees in certain areas of study.

This makes it so a student can get a job after two years of school. Since not all jobs require a bachelor’s degree.

There are many advantages of going to a community college and can really work as a stepping stone to point you in the right direction.

http://www.thebestschools.org/blog/2013/05/28/50-community-colleges-united-states/

Why every college student should at least intern once

There is a reason why universities have added internships to their graduation requirements.

Interning gives students on the job training so they can get an understanding of what it would be like to work in their field of study.

Along with hands on experience, interning connects students to established individuals who can teach them the tricks of the trade, offer advice and help students reach their goal of getting a job long after graduation.

During an internship students will learn their strengths and weaknesses and develop new skills to prepare them for the future.

A college degree is important. But many students find out too late when they’re reading job postings and realize that the degree they have worked so hard for is not the only requirement on the list.

The main being work experience. At least 2 years for most entry-level jobs are preferred.

Interning counts as work experience. The more internships one does, the more contacts they make, the easier it will be to get a job.

This is why an internship is good but multiple internships are great.

College professors try to make it clear to their students that a degree is simply not enough.

Another added bonus is money. Some internships pay students.

Along with extra change in one’s pocket students receive college credit toward their degree.

College students should intern at least once, after all its for no one else’s benefit but their own.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-11-04/business/ct-biz-1105-work-advice-huppke-20121103_1_unpaid-internship-intern-coordinator-snack

What is higher education and why is it so important

Higher education- Education beyond high school, especially at a college or university.

Back in the day, having work experience and a reputable reference could land you a job. But now you need to have a higher education, since many jobs want a bare minimum of at least a bachelors degree. And that’s just to get your foot in the door.

When the economy goes south, jobs become scarce and what made you qualified before, can get you overlooked.

Higher education improves a person’s quality of life. For instance with health care, the higher your degree, and the more money you make helps you have the best health insurance possible. Without a good paying job, finding heath care with benefits and good coverage will only be a struggle to achieve and obtain.

When one goes to school, they interact with other students from all walks of life and are taught by highly educated intellectuals. Being in this kind of atmosphere ones understanding of the community and world around them expands.

Those who put time and money into getting a college degree have higher earnings than than those who do not. For example, one who holds an associates degree will make $785 per week. High school graduates earn $625 per week, according to the BLS.

The higher you go in your education the more money and opportunities arise.

Getting a higher education is not just about homework, having tests, quizzes and writing papers. It is an experience that happens also outside the classroom as well. For example, study groups can give you another student to compare notes with a bounce ideas off of.It can also let you see where other people are coming from and offer more perspectives than just your own.

As you can see there are many reasons to invest in your education long after high school is over.

http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/associate-degree-vs-diploma-18230.html