All posts filed under: Education

Is A Degree A Must In This Time And Age?

Originally posted on MiddleMe:
Recently, my husband panicked over the rising cost of university education in Singapore. Partly because he has been reading unsolicited advice by insurance companies, trying to scare him into parting a portion of his salary to invest in some kind of long-term investment plan. Partly because he loves our 1-year-old daughter and want to be able to provide the best education for her. Not uncommon that parents will want the best for their child. But I disagree in scaring yourself silly for something that is unknown in future. Sure, I would want her to arm herself with the best but what if, the best for her is not through a paper qualification? There seem to be too many examples of people who are successful and happy are those not pursuing a degree. David Geffen of Geffen Records and Dreamworks is one of the many, not to mention Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Bill Gates. Closer to home, we have Creative’s Sim Wong Hoo, Royston Tan, Lawrence Leow of Crescendas Group and…

A Proposal to End An August School Start

Originally posted on Author's Canvas:
A Proposal to End An August School Start There are two major seasons in which the entire mindset and mentality of a student revolves around: the school year and summer vacation. Summer is the long-anticipated period of liberty from the everyday toils of the school year that consume students for the majority of their childhood. Since the school year is such a prominent and important component to a student’s development, decisions regarding it should be carried out in the best of ways.  Decisions should be made according to credible research and never based upon assumptions from those who may not even be affected.  All change should be made according to the student’s benefit, allowing him or her to have the best experience possible. It is for these reasons that kindergarten through twelfth grade students should begin their school year in September after Labor Day. In contrast to the rising belief that beginning school in August benefits students, these individuals actually experience hindrances, disadvantages, and, for lack of a better…

A College Student’s Dilemma: Plans After College

Originally posted on From One Girl to One World:
It’s been 3 weeks since the school semester started once again. Being a college student isn’t all that fun especially when you’re taking 6 classes(!!!) this semester and I must admit, I had my fair share of great experiences in college, but it hit me that this is my second to last semester before I’m truly done with my Bachelor’s degree. Juggling 6 classes and having to work a lot and also wanting to have a social life (with many more adventures to do) is SO HECTIC. Let alone, I’ve never even taken 5 or 6 classes before this semester and I have so much blogging I would love to do but I am trying hard to find all the time to do it. I tell myself that I will tire myself hustling and try to catch my breath and let this be just 4 months of a little bit of pain… Meanwhile, this post is already taking a different route once again from my usual…

Graduation Caps On Fleek

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
When we graduated high school 12 years (!!!!) ago, we didn’t have the option – or maybe didn’t even know there was the option – to decorate the tops of our caps. By college, I think the trend was still out there, but people at my school didn’t delve into their arts & crafts side, despite being an arts school. But now that it’s graduation season again, I am constantly seeing more and more elaborately decorated caps that are more exciting than any commencement I’ve ever attended. And of course, there’s a good chunk out there that were inspired by pop culture, so here are some of the best from the Class of 2016 and their graduation caps on fleek*. *I’m too old to be saying that they’re not “on fleek” I take that back. Where is the lie? https://twitter.com/sincerely_mg/status/731202777700024320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/KimsCustomCraft/status/730580623581052928 Queen B for those Queens, B. https://twitter.com/Tykeez/status/728983177491001344 https://twitter.com/aprilthiess/status/733022172793409537 https://twitter.com/lizPLUSbeth/status/733118400667344897?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw http://treaxherous.tumblr.com/post/144406671868/day-2-of-graduation-is-under-way https://www.instagram.com/p/BFhW024NfsF/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BF7YKXtpBck/ https://twitter.com/RevoltTV/status/731234823197609985 https://twitter.com/summerspears_/status/724279768359796736 And of course the wise words of Michael Scott… http://dundermifflinscranton.tumblr.com/post/144852699072 http://dundermifflinscranton.tumblr.com/post/144741979637 Some call it the…

Graduating Is The Pits

Originally posted on Taylor Is Not a Carrie:
I’m on the campus planning committee, and at an event I was hosting, I traded T-shirts with a girl who requested a different size. Literally gave her the shirt off my back. I don’t think she saw me, but when I turned around, she was sniffing the pits. Gr8. I can finally share this news because it went live: I GOT A SCHOLARSHIP AND AM FEATURED ON THE FABULOUSLY HELPFUL AND WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE ED2010!!!! I’m not even going to humor the Internet with fake humility here. “What? Who, me? I won?? Stop it, you!” I’m a broke betch in NYC. I was going to get that scholarship if I had to hack, drag, and drop it out of another poor (literally) intern’s inbox. And now here I am, blogging faster than live Twitter feed of a GOP debate because of the new Internet exposure, duh. It’s been a hot second since I’ve blogged, so I should give a quick update that I graduate in 9 days. Only NINE days. 9 days is…

The College Years: Navigating Frat Parties, Relationships, and Studies

Originally posted on Nina Navigating Life :
“College will be the best four years of your life.” – Everyone Not to sound like everyone else, but college actually was the best four years of my life. High school was absolutely awful for me, as I’m sure many of you can relate to. I didn’t have that many friends, and the friends I did have were the root of many tears, drama, and anxiety. So when I moved into my freshman year dorm with my roommate and two suitemates who had no idea who I was, I was overjoyed. For some reason, the thought of not knowing anyone was actually comforting to me. Sure, it was scary at times, but I was so excited to have a clean slate. I always say that my freshman year was the most fun year of my life, but I would never want to do it again. And I can explain that statement to you in two words: FRAT PARTIES. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. There were plenty of other fun things about that year,…

I Regret Getting My MBA

Originally posted on One Millennial Girl:
My intentions are not to make you think that I’m not proud of achieving the accomplishment of obtaining a master’s degree, the process comes with the good as well as the bad. I want to share my experiences and a few of the situations I faced during and after my time in the MBA program. The good – is the feeling of walking across the stage, knowing that you’ve made it through some of the toughest courses, the pats on the back from family and friends, and the possibility of a stable career. The bad – comes when you complete your M.B.A. while you’re unemployed, with no way of paying back your student loans. This is where my regret comes in. I went into the M.B.A. program a year after getting my bachelor’s degree. I wanted to continue the learning process while I still had a student mindset and I figured it would help me stay competitive in the job market. At that time, I didn’t really know what…

The Tall Tales of a College Education

Originally posted on julz speaks:
For better or worse, I am a millennial – one of the millions born between 1980 and the early 2000s. Having been raised by two hard-working baby boomers, I always knew that if I worked hard enough, I would go to college. My parents are from a generation where hard work paid off and college degrees lead to better jobs with higher salaries. They are part of a proud generation who wants more for their children than they ever had. Commendable goals indeed. So, to college I went. I spent the next 6 years (4 years for my bachelors and 2 years for my doctorate) in this strange world – a reality seemingly untouched by actual reality. “Work hard,” “get good grades,” “get advice from your professors,” “network network network.” My personal favorite… “Get your degree and a great job will follow.” I heard it all and believed it all. I got good grades. I was in the honors society, active in clubs and the class representative. Come my last…