University Is Not For Everyone

A man I am acquainted with and I were having a dialogue/argument about higher education's real import only a while back. We both came from conflicting standpoints. He along with a load of his dearest friends have secured positions in businesses where it is not required to possess a degree so he was reasoning that university is a waste of time. From my point of view, I am of the opinion that a degree is truly a requirement to find work in specific businesses; in my case, science. The chat kept coming back to a handful of crucial factors, and these are:

"Uni is pricey and there's no surety that you will be given a job once you accomplish your degree, while if you sign up for an apprenticeship you will be paid to train. So if the typical university degree demands 3 years full time to accomplish then a university graduate would be economically 3 years behind someone who's just completed an apprenticeship over a similar amount of time and that isn't even taking the price of tuition in to account."

Uni might be expensive, however, for the duration of my degree I participated in work experience and paid casual employment that was applicable to my eventual job which not only offered me a bit of spending money but bolstered my probability of being employed as soon as I had graduated. You also possess the opportunity to network with prospective employers at university; 'it is not what you know, it's who you know', as they say.

My significant other finished her degree without needing to acquire student loans by simply taking on seasonal work. I on the contrary did have a few debts to settle which caused a smaller salary to start with but it was under 5 years before I had my loans settled and by that stage my pay had increased over twofold since graduating so I did not think myself behind in any case.

You just need to select your degree astutely, if you wish to improve your probability of acquiring work following graduation. Obviously, not all unis are created equal, and you can say the same of degrees, too. Too often I am privy to tales of students who end up working in fields that are in no way related to their degree because their specific field offer too little job prospects. Fields which are are in strong demand ought to be your focus. I studied Information Technology and didn't feel as worried about finding a placement after university in comparison to many of my fellow graduates in arts degrees.

"For many courses the curriculum is too broad and not on par with industry requirements and by the time you have acquired your degree what you've studied is already out of date."

What was covered in the curriculum was not the only thing that I gained from university. Not only did I boost my computer expertise with the empirical learning, my communication skills were polished, too. Five years later, I may just be making use of 5% of the things I studied at university, but with the incessantly progressing benchmarks and technologies of the IT sector, that isn't at all surprising.

"University is demanding. Numerous folks disliked studying in school and aren't eager to subject themselves to much of that stress and anxiety."

Of course, hard work is demanded at university, but to be able to do well, we should put a bit of pressure on ourselves. Despite this, one my life's finest experiences is attending uni. Running around like a headless chicken on campus is among my most cherished recollections up until the present. I met so many great folks, plenty of whom I'm still friends with today.

Ultimately, the choice to attend university needs to focus on what is best for you. Make sure that you possess the right reasons for doing so. Going to uni because your parents told you to, or because all of your peers are going are not appropriate reasons. Your indecisiveness shouldn't be a huge aspect in your choice either. Not knowing what else to do is not a reason to go to university. Taking a sabbatical is a better option, if you're uncertain. Get a job and put money away, then you can enjoy yourself by taking a vacation abroad. You will actually discover what you truly want to do by taking a little time off for soul-searching. Another amazing plan is determining your likes and dislikes, as well as your weaknesses and assets with a career advisor. They can then give you many recommendations on what sort of career would be best suited for you. Maybe you could take a few short courses to determine if school is something you like, and to discover whether or not you are interested in the topic. At the end of the day, work to get on the route that takes you to the job you want.

Rubber Stamps for Schools

As I child at Primary school, I remember opening my work book and feeling a profound sense of achievement when I saw a golden stamp for brilliant work. Rubber stamps are an effective way of rewarding children as they inspire motivation. If a child sees a smiley face or a golden star glaring from a page it creates excitement and satisfaction - they want to collect more. A simple yet effective design on the rubber stamp allows teachers to maintain stimulation within the classroom. Various designs are available to show feedback, this is essential for development and morale of children.

Rubber Stamps can also act as a learning aid within schools, for example, within a Primary school a clock design can be made into a fun, educational activity where children can learn to write and recognise specific times on a twelve hour clock. Stamps are also useful within High school, more specifically within lessons such as French and Spanish. A teacher can use stamps that are in the language which is being taught to mark pupils' work. As well as adding interest it allows pupils to recognise specific words if they are seen on a regular basis. Stamps can also be used to highlight possible mistakes such a punctuation and capital letters that are commonly made. If they are brought to the pupil's attention they can distinguish the areas where they need to develop.

Rubber stamps not only motivate learning and achievement but they are also a quick tool for teachers to complete their mountain of marking and put an important message across all at once! They are commonly personalised to show the name and address and phone number of schools so this information can be stamped in books and if they ever get lost, they can be returned successfully. Letters, school planners and school equipment are just a few examples of how stamps are very much important.

The different images and colours than you can choose from create a lovely personal touch than can suit a pupils needs greatly. The self inking choice also allows teachers to get hundreds of uses from one single stamp. There is no need to constantly refresh with ink pads - this can be very time consuming for teachers with little time on their hands. Stamps give a lovely touch within the classroom it is surprising how uplifting how a simple, fun and colourful design can be for a pupil.

Towards Understanding Knowledge

To know about something through understanding is acquiring knowledge about it. The more you gather knowledge about something, the more the kingdom of your mind expands. Your thinking arena widens and strengthens. When you know more than what others know about a particular subject or field, You become a master; an expert to resolve the issues related to it; a judge to pass valid judgements about it. Your service is required to the society and you are paid for the invaluable knowledge you possess. There is no limit to accumulate knowledge but there is limit in imparting it to others - you can give now only what you have up to now.

How to improve knowledge is the essential knowledge one needs to acquire first. The chief, fundamental and authentic source of knowledge is books. There are millions of books about millions of subjects in thousands of languages. Browse on the Net and know the books of all time. These books are the fruits of profound thinking of geniuses. You become what you read and hence read selected texts of Master Minds. Reading should be constantly and deeply. Check yourself. We don't buy all the best books we have so far heard about. We don't read all the books we have bought and we don't practice all the books we have read. A good book is one that is for people of all Ages and the one that turns you into a new leaf, burning away all your ignorance, illusions and misconceptions. The following are some books that you may try:

1. "My Experiments with Truth" by Mahatma Gandhi

2. "The Ramayana" by Valmiki

3. "The Mahabharatha" by Vyasa

4. "The Four Vedas" in Hinduism

5. "The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan

6. "Thirukural" by Thiruvalluvar

Secondly the way to improve our knowledge is through thinking. To think is to know. Silence nurtures thinking whereas noise poisons it. To be emotional and impulsive is easy as well as dangerous but to be serene is to be thoughtful and creative. It is all in your mind that functions from 1 to 40 cycles. If it is at 20 cycles or above, it results in emotional state of mind and makes us weak and incapable of many things. When the mind functions between 8 and 14 cycles, it leads to creativity and thoughtfulness. Between 1 and 7 cycles, intuitions and inner revelations are at peak and mind itself reveals all knowledge about Nature and men and matters. One can progress towards this stage through systematic and constant meditation practice. Understanding precedes knowledge and silence precedes understanding. On the other hand, the question 'why?' stimulates your thinking and takes you to the world of wisdom. But don't stop with single 'why?'. Ask 'why?' at every answer you arrive at every 'why?'

Learn through experience is the another way to dig out the treasure. Your working experience imparts you more knowledge than what you acquired at schools and colleges or what you heard from others. To know and to practise are not the same though the former precedes and helps the latter. The knowledge you gathered is confirmed to be true and becomes yours only when it is tested or put into practice. Reading a book about swimming and driving doesn't make you a swimmer or driver. It is the practice and experience that makes you so. So mere reading of the map won't work and we have to travel to reach the destination. This fact answers why people are suffering in the world that has thousands of gospels and ethics.

Learning through errors is yet another way of improving our knowledge. Failures teaches you more lessons that success fails to do. Both the winner and the loser are the gainers. We succeed and we know what we should do. We error and we know both what we should do and what we should not. Both are knowledge-builders. You are squeezed by fate, disappointments, failures and loss but only to take the best essence of knowledge and lesson for life out of them.

Finally to conclude our discussion, we may proceed to 'learning through patience.' It is patience that makes you realise truth which gives rise to concrete knowledge about an issue at hand. The one who makes you angry is the best teacher who teaches you patience. Emotions kill your reason that patience rescues. Knowledge cures a problem and never aggravates. Observe (don't merely see) everything and everybody and your understanding would tell you that you have thousands of lessons to improve your knowledge.

About Me!
A writer needs to be creative but that creativity should be utilized for the welfare of the society which may be a sinking ship ignorantly or innocently crying for help. In other words, the spirit of the author breathes everlastingly life to those who lead death-in-life. I'm basically a teacher but I am learning several lessons everyday from my students. How many types of odd students! How many problems and how much ignorance! On the other side, the feelings of impermanence that go on urging me to do something that will make me immortal. Then I decided to live after my death by writing useful articles to the world and eventually I'm before you now. My writings will continue as long as the ink of life exhausts in me.


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