Many college grads are now faced with the harsh reality of what was promised to them as a smooth ride- get an education and then get a good job, not playing out as they’ve hoped for. ( if there’s such a thing as a good job- ask the educated people who were laid off in the recent oil bust.)
While I’m an advocate for education, the question is to ask. At what expense should an education be acquired?.
Take for example a student enters college took on 50K in debt, only to graduate making $12.00 an hr. I believe that something is wrong with that equation.
This “follow passion” is allowing students to make an irrational judgement when it comes to their career. While doing what you love is advertised sometimes the ROI is not realized. So careful consideration is to be done before embarking on a college journey.
Parent should play a major role in the decision the child makes.
- What major is chosen
- Which college child/children will attend
- How much student lone debt
- In- State or Out of State
While a college degree is still prefered by employers and candidates without are often screened out. The stress comes later if due diligence is not taking into consideration.
Be careful not to get a glorified degree and then suffer later.