Education and Working
June 7, 2008
There was a time that students needn’t worry about money while they were attending college. Higher education was very affordable. The last thing on anybody’s mind was to work, students went to college and didn’t have to work, they also had their fun and graduated at the end. More and more students are working now a days, those good old days seem to be disappearing. Students are working either part time or full time and at the same time attending school more than ever before. The surprising part is that, it has helped them find direction and more self discipline along the way. Working and going to college has been beneficial in spite of what we think.
There are a lot of reasons that college students are force to work. High cost of education is the biggest contributor to why students are working and going to college. The high cost of tuition fee colleges charge presently is due to the lack of state and federal funding. Books are more expensive than they have ever been. Cost of renting a place has gone up so high that students have been sharing room even in a one bedroom apartment. Transportation is another issue, because of gasoline high prices it is a struggle to make ends meet. All the basic necessities have sky rocketed, and the students are affected by all these.
Working in colleges has actually been beneficial to some students in many different ways. They value the education they are getting more than ever in the past, simply because they are paying for, and nobody likes to see their hard earn money go to waste. They are gaining more career related experiences which will prepare them to enter the work force more smoothly. Studies have shown that it generates more academic interest, in students who need motivation. More efficient use of time, less idle hours, more study time has led to getting better grades. Sensing more responsibility has build better character in our students, and...