Ali de Bold
|Definitely go! on Feb 01, 2010 @ 11:40 am|
I went to Ryerson University. It was a 4 year degree that was tough because it was a challenging program and we launched ChickAdvisor at the same time (in my 2nd year), but it was totally worth it.
Some people love being in school, others not so much, but it's a great opportunity to learn so much, make new friends and connections and above all... prove that you can jump through hoops.
People who don't get their education can suffer in the job market because they may not have learned the most effective time management skills (that's the #1 thing you learn in University and the most critical), and they haven't proved * on paper * their ability to jump through all necessary hoops, meet the critical deadlines, multi task, and push themselves beyond their natural capabilities.
I used to think that street smarts were enough, but after finishing school myself I see why it isn't enough. Employers judge you on your education. Why choose someone without their degree when someone with one is applying?
It doesn't make you smarter or better but it proves you can start something huge and finish it.
|It's not high school on Feb 01, 2010 @ 02:57 pm|
I went to University of New Brunswick and University of Waterloo. I enjoyed my time at both university.
University is a lot of work but it's not the same as being in high school. When you are in high school, you don't have a lot of freedom to choose the courses you are interested in and you are treated like children. But when you are in university/college, you decide which program you want to be in, you decide how you want to shape your career. You will discover what you like and what you don't like. Also, no one make you go to class. You make your own schedules and whether you succeed or not, it's all up to you. You learn to develop a sense of responsibility and be proud of your accomplishments. Ultimately, you'll enjoy being in school because you chose to be there, not because you are required to be there.
In my opinion, it's not important whether you go to a university or college or trade school. What's important is what you choose to do with your life, to take this step to build yourself a career and apply yourself. Not everyone is built for sitting in math classes for 4 years, just as not everyone is built for working with their hands. So take your time and discover what suits you the best, what you enjoy to do the most and pursue it.
|yup! on Feb 02, 2010 @ 08:43 am|
Yup, I was in school forever! :-P But I needed the extra education for my career line, which I enjoy. I am a meteorologist. I did a 4-year degree (Bachelors degree) at the University of Miami. Then I got my Masters degree from Purdue University.
Its hard to know at a young age what direction you want to take for a career. Many full-fledged adults are still not on the path that is right for them. While college is not necessary for every career, it certainly offers a lot of amazing life experiences and growth that you really won't garner anywhere else.