I have talked at length about the elusive vocation, the alternative route to riches. Whether you go to College, embark upon an apprenticeship, or go straight into a job is perhaps something that most teens do not take the right amount of time to consider. We are easily swayed by the norm, by parents/friends/peers and by what society as a whole seem to expect us to do. There are three strands here that make this subject open to continuous debate and change:[Read more...]
A recent article from Yahoo News has been fairly damning of American University students when it comes to "common sense" and in particular their knowledge of politics. Now, it is quite possible that those who do not attend college are equally as lapse in their political awareness but the problem is we expect a little more from those who attended higher education. And this has been a long held debate when it comes to academia in general.[Read more...]
The college degree choices all have a fixed price. Whether you are male or female you will pay the same amount to attend college. This question is not about the upfront cost of college rather the hidden cost once both sexes have started work as graduates. The gender pay gap is still going strong and the big question is: Why?[Read more...]
Are you a typical college student?
Who goes to college? It is a simple question and I am guessing that you have already visualised the answer. The perceptions of college life and the entire college experience are something that we develop throughout our academic lives. We might not actually concentrate on those perceptions until our final year in high school but they have been carefully nurtured and developed right up until that point.[Read more...]