A survey completed by High Fliers Research recently suggested that one in six final-year students would have reconsidered going to university if they had know how difficult it would be to secure a job post-graduation.
Following the recession it is easy to see why students and fresh graduates who are struggling to find graduate jobs are questioning the value of their time at university. A large percentage of students choose to attend university as they expect a degree to increase their prospects of securing a “good job”. If this is not the case, are the thousands of pounds worth of debt and impending student loan repayments worth it?
But this is not a time for regretting the choices that you have already made. Remember, time spent at university offers so much more than just a degree. Going to university is an experience, where life skills can be accumulated and developed. For many it is the first chance to live away from home and establish independence in an environment where others are doing the same thing.
Recognising the benefits of your time at university is really important, especially when applying for jobs. You need to be able to “sell” yourself at interview and demonstrate that you have identified the ways in which attending university has made you a stronger candidate.
Do you regret choosing to go to university?
What were your reasons for attending university?
What would you have done if you hadn’t have gone to university?
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