College education provides essential applied knowledge with an emphasis on practice. Although at such an early age entering college, in my opinion, many still cannot decide whether they are ready for the choice of their life’s work, there is a specific unique and suitable experience that college can provide. Knowledge and exact algorithms for their application in any profession have much in common. The college teaches students to study and work simultaneously, which is a key to career success. However, unfortunately, not always, and not everyone gets valuable experience in sufficient quantities after completing a college education.
In my opinion, at this age, students still do not have specific goals and life plans; as a result, only inclinations toward certain subjects remain. The formation of a life position and the desire to develop into an expert in a particular subject area are two critical processes mainly laid down precisely in college education. In my opinion, my experience in college can give me an understanding of the requirements of responsibility, basic practical communication skills, and initial knowledge in the subject area. My goals and ambitions go beyond the humble statements in Mike Ross’s essay about wanting to be an average (Rose, 1990). I do not rule out a scenario in which I will have to retrain, learn new competencies, and keep up with the times in life. However, I will do my best to eliminate the idle scenario. It may not be all the knowledge from college that is needed in the workplace, but in any case, it contributes to broadening one’s horizons and the ability to learn, which is sure to come in handy in a career.
Rose, M. (1990). I just wanna be average. Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing, 161-172.