The tide seems to have turned against further education. Now people understand that having a degree is no guarantee of work. However, education can be very useful in the long-term. Now we will address the pros of further education. Remember to add your own points along the way, or, even better, in the comments section.
Studies have shown that on average people with degrees earn more than people without. Some may say that it’s just a piece of paper, but that piece of paper will lead to big monetary pay outs in the future, depending on your chosen career. You will be able to afford a big house, lovely car, and enviable savings in a shorter amount of time.
There are times when people with decades of experience are overlooked for those with qualifications like degrees. Your further education will get you past that boundary, leading to major roles down the line if you work hard enough. Some people without degrees or qualifications find that graduates are promoted over them.
The average person changes their occupation many times during their lifetime. Opting for further education gives you more time to think about what you want for the future. Meanwhile, you will be gaining impressive skills for use in the workplace and, hopefully, doing subjects you really enjoy.
Writing essays, working towards deadlines, sitting exams, and the rest of the student experience all transfer over to the workplace. Almost everything can enhance your CV at a later date, so remember to write the biggest tasks you complete and note down what skills you learn. It does not matter how small the task seems at the time. In a few years when you have a gap on your CV, that task may be the one to fill it.
Job fairs and guest speakers on campus can greatly expand your web of contacts. At the end of the day, it’s not just what you know but who you know. You’ll have many opportunities to gain insight into summertime apprenticeships and internships with major international corporations, which could lead to a job offer if you are impressive enough. This would mean that you wouldn’t have to join other students desperately searching for a job before they graduate.
It’s natural that you will connect with others at your chosen institution. Universities and colleges are bursting with people from all walks of life, and you’ll never know who you might click with. If you come from a neighbourhood where most people are quite similar, this is a great chance to expose yourself to different cultures and backgrounds. This is very useful if you intend to work internationally, because you will know about different cultures and what they expect from you at meetings and social events.
Feel free to add more positive points about further education.