When is Education Most Valuable?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Anna Miller. Please Enjoy!

In today’s world of cutthroat competition, it’s impossible to survive without a decent education. It’s the key that opens the doors to a good job and a stable life. And with a strong academic foundation, it’s easy to change the direction of your life and start afresh when things are not going too well. But when is education most valuable? Are all forms of education equal or are some more valuable than the others? If you’re looking for the best kind of education there is, here’s what you need to do:

  • Lay a strong foundation: If you really value education, you must start building your academic reputation from the time you’re in school. It’s not just enough to earn good grades, you also need to realize what’s important and what’s not. It’s not enough to just memorize your lessons and reproduce them at exam time. Rather, your education at school must extend beyond academia and encompass other aspects of growing up as well. You learn more than just your subjects at school; you learn how to interact with your peers and superiors, how to beat peer pressure and be your own person, and how to choose your own path instead of following herd mentality.
  • Choose the best institutions: Once you graduate from high school, it’s important to choose your college carefully. You will need good grades and a strong academic reputation to support your application. If you study in prestigious and reputable institutions, your degree becomes that much more valuable. You’re treated among the elite in the job market and snapped up by the best in the business even before you graduate.
  • Select the right courses: When you choose a major that you’re not interested in or have an aptitude for, you tend to keep changing it and wasting much of your freshman and even sophomore years. So choose a course that you enjoy and which will improve your marketability in the real world. You’ll find college more enjoyable and also be able to excel without too much of an effort.
  • Make the best use of your education: And last, and most important of all, you must make the best use of your education by continuing to learn every day of your life. You cannot rest on your laurels and hope to achieve success with just your degree, no matter how fancy it is. What with the rapid advances that are taking place today, information changes by the second, so unless you keep up, you’re bound to be left far behind. Learning is augmented when you keep at it for the rest of your life, and a solid college education is the firm foundation on which you can build your life and carve your career with new knowledge gained according to the changing times.

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This guest post is contributed by Anna Miller, who writes on the topic of online degree . She welcomes your comments at her email id: anna.miller009@gmail.com

Originally posted 2010-05-08 10:52:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Comments

  1. Hi guys,

    Education is very important these days and very expensive. Because so many people are going back to school to continue their education while working just so that they in hopes can move a little further in the Companies that they are currently employed with.

    Kind regards,

    Sam
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  2. Techquestioner says

    Education is most valuable when the individual has had enough experience in the working world to know that he or she doesn’t want to work at minimum wage for the rest of his or her life. I have a couple of relatives that didn’t want to go to college when they graduated from high school, or went one semester and dropped out. But after working a while, they both went to the local community college to take some courses, then transferred to a 4-year university ond pursued an engineering degree. Not everyone should go to college after high school. They should go when they are ready to buckle down and earn a degree in the field they want to work in.

  3. Great guest post, I am a college student currently, and I see students do way too many mistakes way too often. It’s really kind of funny the attitudes that I hear around campus. I find most students are just following the heard as you mentioned, and only a few stand out to me.

  4. A good education is something that very few people can afford these days, but it also goes beyond the basic education if you’ve already got that. It is about ongoing education, and staying current with technologies relating to your particular field of enterprise. The signwriter of old is the graphic designer of today, to quote but one example.

  5. @Jack, while it certainly makes it tougher if you aren’t in a good financial position with the higher and higher costs of education, I would still argue that a person with the right passion and approach can still study and pursue what it is they want to. But at the end of the day it is all about the individual, and how far they want to take themselves.

  6. A good education can definitely help prepare you for your career and life in general. I think a lot of young people just don’t know what career path they want at a young enough age. So they end up taking the wrong courses or not applying themselves in the right areas.

  7. Good education is a must but if you are not committed there isn’t to far to go.

  8. You never stop learning so it’s most valuable while you are alive 🙂

  9. Traditional education isn’t always needed these days. I have learned plenty on my own.