I’ve been laying on my bed for a good hour and a half just thinking about my past and what I hope for my future. I did a lot of school-related thinking in particular.
Unless you’re living in a bubble, it’s a known fact that if you want a “stable job—financially and secure, it’s necessary that one must complete a 4 year college degree. That’s a non-negotiable fact.
But what I find troubling is the fact that, even with college degrees, one cannot simply go about and get a job or any job for that matter.
You know it’s a problem when Harvard Law grads or UC Berkeley engineers are still living in their parents’ basement, working at a retail making minimum wage.
Now I’m getting thoughts like “what if I’m wasting my time at SFU, working towards obtaining a generic degree that 2000 other students will perhaps be getting.
Then the idea hit me like a ton of bricks….
Most of the time, (unless you’re thinking about working for a company listed under Fortunes 500—then you can bounce right off to an ivy league school) employers don’t care about where you went to school, which degree you’ve obtained, but rather are more concerned with what work experiences, skills you developed, volunteer work, internships you had during your college career in addition to your degree.
I’m glad I go to a school where they offer fantastic co-op opportunities with big name corporations and great student exchange programs.
I now realize that unless I make use of those resources, my college degree in the long run will be absolutely useless. They have career fairs, expos and workshops for a reason. Take advantage of them.
tl;dr If your parents are filthy rich and are willing to support you for the rest of your life, or you’ve been guaranteed a stable, well-paying job fresh out of graduation by someone you know…………….I envy you.
Oh man…….my paper for Religious Studies is going to offend a lot of people. With heavy references to Christianity(no, duh :P) and cults, I won’t be surprised if the people in my seminar don’t want to talk to me again. Thankfully, the only person reading it will be my TA, and he’s a flaming athiest. So I’m not worried. :|