said that a degree might help ‘open the door,’ but your talent to
learn will decide on your survival! There are always two sides of
a coin and apparently the side you see becomes your perspective. Attaining a
college degree will empower you with technical competence but what beyond it?
Does it make you job fit?I personally believe we all are blessed with a certain
kind of talent which makes our persona unique. A person maybe a powerhouse of
talent but denied a dream job because he never attended college.Sounds fair? We
still exist in this world where this mind-set prevails that an individual cannot
excel in a desired domain, without actually having a college education. Unfortunately,
it’s true! May I remind you that world’s great achievers like Sachin Tendulkar
and SteveJobs don’t hold a college degree. Yet, who doesn’t know Sachin’s centuries
and Steve’s iPhone. Did their skills require a formal certification?
We all are
enduring in an ecosystem where we are constantly hark backed that we need to have
a college degree, or we cannot achieve the zenith of’success’. This implies one
shall have to live a mediocre life and take up unskilled jobs. Why is the scope
of the word ‘Education’ limited to a campus and a degree? Have your ever set
out to explore the world and find out how there are infinite opportunities to
do even without going to college? We need to barge out of our bubble zone and
see how there are several great-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree.
doesn’t want to make his avocation his vocation?Let’s discuss some real life
examples of high paying jobs which do not need a college degree! What about a
photographer? If you are exceptionally good at capturing memories and know how
to do the talking through pictures,you can be a professional photographer!! Of
course, you need to be acquainted with the technical aspects of a camera but
maybe you don’t need a degree for the same. How about making people look attractive?
You have that knack to accentuate features of people and transform them? So you
can be a top makeup artist! Maybe a short-term finishing course will do justice
to you. Mind it, without attending college.
I do not believe that a mere college degree can define your entire career path.
Your potential and love for profession acts as a catalyst in your overall triumph.
You can take inspiration from these exemplary examples such as SteveJobs, Henry Ford, Richard Branson,
John D. Rockefeller, to name a few. They did not run behind a college degree.
They chased their dreams and hence excellence ran behind them. I am not against
a college degree but I firmly believe not having one doesn’t mean end of growth
and fortunes for a person. Just because you lack a college degree, doesn’t mean
you should be abstained from opportunities which you deserve to every bit. You may
have the ability to run a brilliantly booming business, as long as you have the
drive. Again, degree can be a feather to your cap but not sacrosanct in running
Let’s talk about struggles! College
degree doesn’t guarantee a struggle free professional life. Does it? It might
put you one notch higher or maybe a preferential treatment is meted out to you
at your workplace, but not a struggle free life. A college degree may create a
platform in the professional setup for you. You might be given prestigious
designation but eventually you sustain when you have substance in you. It would
not be wrong to say that while you are trying to touch pinnacles in your
desired fields, you might be dragged down by people who are existing with this
kind of stereotype outlook.
Despite all this, I would indorse
that the students, who are attaining college education, can receive severalcompensations
from it. A person learns about how to organize their time, their discipline and
their money. One can interact with different people. These skills will be very
useful in the upcoming years, in his/her workplace and personal life.
Networking is another benefit of college education. Your colleagues could
become your business partners or key contracts in the future. Also, students
can participate in student organizations, such as the student groups, student
newspaper or magazine or a cultural club. So by availing this mass opportunity helps students to grow personally,
professionally and mentally.
As I stated
before, I donot stand against a college degree. I stand against the mind-set
which demotivates people who have not been able to acquire a degree. The person
may not have attended college because he wasn’t that financially sound or might
have been doing a part-time job for surviving. We have actor & actresses in
Bollywood who are successful because of their matchless acting skills, not
because they attended a high-end acting school/college. Our society needs to
learn to develop a balanced viewpoint and not be judgemental about non-college
goers. Different fields/offices should have a very fair system of analysing the
potential of a candidate for job and not just by seeing a college tag! This
shall allow only those people to be at the forefront who are par excellence in