After a long semester of difficult classes I can’t help but think of ways to relax. The first thought that came to mind was to take a vacation somewhere out of the country, or take a long road trip across the country. Although all these two options sound amazing unfortunately/fortunately I decided to take up a few summer classes so that my last semester’s work load won’t be as hard. If I am able to pull this off which I know I can! I will be able to ride my last semester out on only 12 credit hours. That’s not bad at all.
Having only one year before I getting my B.S in Marketing puts life into a whole new perspective, one that I sometimes neglect to think of. Most graduates today find it extremely hard to get jobs in the field they studied in and the ones that do find a job are often time not being compensated adequately for their level of education. This is really scary! Imagine this, you have just invested over 50k in your educational pursuits and the job you end up getting pays you 30k a year, well if you do the math it can take you 4 or 5 years to pay the PRINCIPLE off in full. That’s if you choose to live modestly on about 10-15K a year. Which gives you about 13K after tax. Yes! Some people will disagree with me and say that the average earnings are much higher, and yes it might be for a few industries, (just a scenario). But then again most students have upwards of 50k in debt which would make this salary mediocre in comparison to their initial investment.
The point I am trying to make is that we as students should realize sooner than later the challenges that awaits us after graduation. We will have to compete like never before to secure our livelihood, develop and sustain an economy that potential will alleviate the issues of job placement. It’s a tough challenge and but I am sure we all will figure out a solution to this issue in the next ten years, (P.S this is not a utopian idea, its possible!). With that said, graduating from college is a great accomplishment. An accomplishment that should not be taken lightly, it should serve as a springboard in pushing us towards attaining higher goals.
I think after my summer classes I will take a trip to Jamaica and spend a week or two. With gas prices the continually raising I think it would be more costly to travel across the country than taking a vacation in Jamaica. Wish me luck on my arduous summer journey! Until next time think ethically.