AFTER a long hiatus from school, some may suddenly think of going back to studying, either to finally start a college program or to complete a degree. Some may have had to take a break for a while, perhaps to be more certain of their college program, take care of personal concerns or attend to the family business. Whatever reason people may have had for putting their academic goals on hold, the good thing is that they always have the chance to earn their college degree.
A college degree will be one's golden ticket to a future full of possibilities for hiscareer, family and himself. As one considers going back, here are some points on why having a college degree remains to be the best option for him:
Being a college degree holder will offer wider career opportunities. Despite the availability of jobs that do not require a college diploma, many employers would still prefer to hire a college graduate.
A 2018 survey by Jobstreet shows that most employers think that hiring a K-12 graduate without a college diploma is a “risk.” Figures showed that 35 percent of employers using the job searching site are not ready to hire K-12 graduates, while only 24 percent are willing to accept undergrads.
A college degree is a worthwhile investment providing security in the long run. Having the necessary knowledge and background in the field one is pursuing makes him a valuable asset wherever he works.
This will give one the opportunity for a higher salary, job promotion and enhanced employment benefits. Being a college graduate will boost one's competitiveness in the workplace.
Reaching one's goals
Enrolling in a university is a good way to start one's journey to success. Whatever profession one wants to have, a formal education will equip him with the necessary knowledge and skills to make him understand more and better prepare him for his career. Backed with determination, hard work, experience and passion, a college degree will give one the leverage to reach his dreams.
It is definitely not too late to go back to college and earn a degree. With the determination, discipline and passion, one is good to go.
Pro tip: Those who want college to be less taxing may enroll in fully online bachelor’s degree programs, which give them the flexibility and convenience of “anytime, anywhere” education. Mapúa University offers fully online degree programs that are designed to be delivered in asynchronous mode, wherein professors and students are not required to have real-time interaction, and content and course works are accessible and done online. This removes geographical and time constraints in learning and makes schooling not interfere with their day-to-day tasks.
To date, Mapúa University has six fully online bachelor’s degree programs in computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, industrial engineering, computer science and information technology that are approved by the Commission on Higher Education. This ensures that the quality of education in these fully online programs is the same with that of their on-campus counterparts.
To learn more about Mapúa’s fully online bachelor’s degree programs, one visit Mapúa Digital Academics' website at https://www.mapua.edu.ph/DigitalAcademics/UndergraduatePrograms.aspx. Applications for Academic Year 2021-2022 are ongoing. Applicants may apply online at https://www.mapua.edu.ph/ApplyNow2.aspx. SPONSORED CONTENT