Truth About Education Privileges: And The Luxury Of Good Grades
The college experience has been altered by the epidemic: students are no longer studying in libraries, spending their weekends in wild fraternity parties, navigating clubs, and stressing about midterms when planning their semesters abroad. Not doing any college-type activities.
The pressure to do well in school education disregards the fact that youth are rarely students now.
But for about 70 percent of my full-time peers, who still work while going to college, it was never really our college experience. For them, college experience means education, scheduling their classes around my 20-hour workweek, spending Friday nights in their dorm writing cover letters for the next domination cycle, and their tired mind during my work. Trying to maintain my grade to recreate during lectures.
The balance of work-life as a college student is difficult to parse at the best of times, but right now, it seems almost impossible. And the pressure to do well in school disregards the fact that youth are rarely students now.
Although scholars are stereotypically all about A’s as much as possible, for most students, the grade is the least of their problems.
Or for those of us who are fortunate enough to have financial security in college, the reality of a competitive job market prioritizes part-time jobs and internships. Studies have shown that college internships in relevant fields lead to higher salaries, lower unemployment, and increased employment after college, allowing more students to seek these opportunities and focus less on academics.
These days, it seems that students need to do a prestigious internship to give them a chance to fight to get a job after graduation. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told myself how to talk to classmates to see if our resumes can’t use recruiters using a different font or get an added advantage. How to contact the recruiter.
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And like all things, the epidemic has affected our job prospects: internship programs, especially during the summer, were canceled or heavily paraded, and remote offices meant that students no longer had to First experience of an office environment is not available. More importantly, the record-breaking unemployment numbers and budgetary restrictions of companies have suddenly left recent graduates who are losing their hands for any job.