In college we work tirelessly in order to secure a gratifying future.
According to an article on Cal Poly’s Web site called “Cal Poly Grads Get Jobs,” a Cal Poly education pays off. The article states that for the past decade, 89.2 percent of Cal Poly students report working full-time or attending graduate school within one year of graduation.
But what would you do if you were one of the 10.8 percent of Cal Poly alumni jobless and not attending grad school?
In an Associated Press report, one New York City woman, Trina Thompson, filed a lawsuit against Monroe College because of that exact reason – she couldn’t find work.
Although the college insists it helps its graduates search for jobs, Thompson is intent on getting back the $70,000 she spent on tuition.
Entering college we are all aware of the harsh but real risk of graduating and falling flat on our faces. I don’t think the inability to secure employment has anything to do with the quality of education. It’s more about the work you put into school and the job search.
My questions are: Is it worth spending thousands of dollars on higher education given today’s grim job outlook? Should the outcome of higher education be determined by students’ success in the job market?