At 3/22/13 01:40 PM, jaxxDS wrote:
University's not worth it in my opinion, it's good to get an education, but that bachelor's degree sure ain't gonna help you find a job in the real world.
That depends entirely on what you're going to major in.
Example: Nobody can be an engineer without having spent at least four or five years in university first, and since there's a huge shortage of engineers and technicians (in my country) every graduate at my faculty finds employment very quickly. Perhaps in the past people worked their way up to engineer after becoming a welder or construction worker or something, but nowadays that's just not how it works anymore.
So going through university is completely worth it in my case. The same goes for any student who aspires to be a doctor, surgeon, lawyer or whatever other prestigious job you can think of.
If you're getting a degree in art or something things might be different, but those students might have different reasons for going to university anyway. Even if you end up having difficulties finding a steady job, it's still a nice life experience and it's good for your own personal development if you ask me.