Yes, there are things that Colleges and Universities doesn’t want you to know before getting admission in U.S. Universities. These things have huge impact on your cost and career.
Market Watch had this awesome article ( article not available at the source any longer) that gives a different perspective about colleges. When you read, you will realize that college is a place to gain knowledge, but not kind of knowledge required to be have a successful career is taught in College.
If you are not going to learn the skills to ace the job interview what is the purpose of getting educated? College campus have career services, but I don’t think you can pickup required job search skills from career center to an extent that will have huge impact.
10 Things Colleges Don’t Want You to Know
- Expect empty seats.
- But you’ll still be competing with the whole world to get in.
- Prepare to write a bigger check.
- Our resources are dwindling.
- Grades alone won’t get you in.
- We’re watching your waistline.
- Our second-tier status may hamper your career — and your pay.
- Not everybody finishes.
- It isn’t our job to get you a job…
- And we fudge the stats on students who get jobs.
My most favorite item in #9 – It isn’t our job to get you a job.
Probably two things that concern you the most will be cost and job search skills. Agree?
Colleges will provide education and knowledge. But, its your job to acquire the following skills
- Job Search
- Crafting Resume
Students who have a job before graduation are those who spent time to acquire these extra skills on their own effort. Here are some interviews to learn about job search tehcniques