Michelle Singletary's Not All College Majors Are Created Equal

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In Michelle Singletary’s article “Not All College Majors Are Created Equal”, she tells the readers that students go to college with their majors in mind but do not have a clue about what actual jobs are available to them according to their education and job training level. Singletary also explains how a college education is not necessarily investing in a student’s future if they are taking out huge amounts of loans or not finding out which fields are creating good paying jobs. Singletary says “May aren’t getting on- the-job training while they are in school or during their semester or summer breaks. As a result, questions about employment opportunities or what type of job they have the skills to attain are met with blank…show more content…
In Alex Tabarrok’s article “Tuning In to Dropping Out”, he gives examples of Germany’s successful apprentice programme (high-skill and paid training), and other northern European countries’ programmes combining classroom and workplace training that have yielded a higher STEM skill labour force. Tabarrok points out that it is wrong to consider vocational schools are only for at- risk students and that such attitudes have caused under-investment in practical training education. He concludes that we need to provide opportunities for all types of learners, not just classroom learners. Tabarrok says that the only solution to this problem is that we need to open more roads to education so that more students can reach their desired destination. In Greg Gottesman’s Ted video “One Trillion Dollar Student Debts”, he believes that there should be a change in the way we pay for school. Gottesman says that the solution to the problem is by having online classes, cheaper education and so on. College is not just a choice, it's the beginning of a lifelong…show more content…
Alternatively, I see a lot of professionals get over-invested in accounting only to discover that the career is not a good fit for them. Just like what Singletary mentioned in her article that career planning is equally important for all students in order to achieve a career that they are happy with along with a good paying job which will satisfy them in the future. The second step to achieve my career in the future as an accountant is by staying on top of my classes and maintaining the desire to learn new things while achieving excellent grades. I believe that grades are important, but pale in comparison to maintaining the desire to learn. Maintaining a high level of curiosity and desire to understand certain subjects will take you much farther in any given career than a 4.0 on any transcript. The third step that I need to take in order for me to achieve my career is by becoming independent. Since I live far away from my parents, it is important for me to adjust living alone as it can affect my studies. The forth step in order for me to achieve my career would be by helping out my dad along

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