Education is one of the main stages in the human life. There are few studies on which people spend a lot of years in the life, refusing from many things. But the fact is that building a good career without education, including higher education, is almost impossible.
In addition, education instills not only the skills and knowledge, but also contributes to personal development. There is even a wise saying: “A person can be born only in the process of communication with other persons”. Even if the process of human learning is not inspiring, it will still always have to deal with various problems and to solve them together with colleagues. By participating in such public events, the person develops own character, and this is the platform for a successful life in the future.
It just so happened that lately I tried on a lot of different methods of training – university, online courses, free courses, self-education, reading books and so on. All methods have a clear pattern: at first the material is provided, and the next step is exams / tests / tasks / assignments. And the more I learn, the more convinced I become about incompleteness of this approach. There were courses that I attended full-time and took notes, there were those which I passed without visiting a class / lecture. And looking back, I can not determine what option of the rest is significant, despite the fact that the time was spent attending lectures many times more.
American Business Weekly “BusinessWeek” published a list of universities in the U.S., whose graduates earn the most. The rankings take into account the average starting salary of graduates of these institutions, the average salary and the maximum income of “former students”.
Top Income: $ 326,000
Average salary: $ 126,000
Average starting salary: $ 59.100
Education of 34,530 U.S. dollars
Yale University, whose history goes back to the beginning of three centuries, is considered as one of the most prestigious not only in the U.S. but around the world. Yale University is the forge of American elite, which has learned many prominent figures in science, art and politics. Yale was graduated with Samuel Morse (inventor of Morse code), a child psychologist Benjamin Spock (the books which are still studied by modern child psychologists), writer Sinclair Lewis, economist George Akerlof, President of “Pepsi” Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of “Boeing” James McNerney, Richard Cheney, John Kerry (rival of George W. Bush in the 2004 election), Hillary Clinton. The list is long. It is enough to say that all U.S. presidents since 1989, graduated from Yale.
XXI century is the age of information. Education here is the main criterion. Higher education is fashionable, prestigious, and profitable. To be higher educated means to keep up with the times.
As technology improves the system of tourist business, medicine, the media and other areas of human activity, certainly the education system is improved. Consequently, we are improving!
Myths about the Work
Sometimes, on the way of building a career there are plenty of obstacles. It is not always enough to get an education, gain solid work experience or be non-contentious person. Each new team is a new “family”, which has its own unwritten rules. To be able to become a part of this “family”, to prevent a lot of mistakes, you just have to believe in yourself and do not believe in silly myths about work.
What is the quickest way to reach the top of the pyramid career?
1. If you leave the workplace later than others – you will get the promotion sooner
Generally, people believe that leaving work last, they will attract the attention of the management as executive and hardworking employees. However, such behavior is only a suspicion that employees do not have time to perform the necessary amount of work during the day, and therefore are late. Accordingly, there are doubts about their competence and abilities. Of course, sometimes it is necessary to stay longer on the job, but do not do it every day.
Ask any student, what teachers train them and you will hear many complaints: lectures are boring, low marks are put; their explanations are incomprehensible, etc. But among all the other teachers the student will play favorites to the one teacher who in his eyes is the perfect, because he was able to win the respect and confidence. But the problem is that such teachers are rare samples. What features should have a perfect teacher through the student’s eyes? Let’s see, what is prized above all else.
Education is the best investment
At all times, internship has been considered as an integral part of learning a profession. Indeed, in a university students receive only theoretical knowledge, which become the basis for the development of their chosen profession, but they cannot replace having a real experience. Some teachers and students tend to think of the main stages of learning as theoretical knowledge, others – practical, but none of the presented points of view is not correct. Comprehensive development of the profession and all its subtleties is possible only in case of the theory and practice combination.