Back when I was graduating high school there was a lot of pressure from our families to go to college or university.....we were told we couldn't get any decent jobs without at least some college....and that was very true....although I did manage to get a job with only a certificate in accounting and from a local community college.....but college is college - it turns out other than Harvard or Yale, no one really cares where your degree or diploma comes from as long as you have something that says you've gone a bit further than high school.
But kids coming out of school have been taking out student loans and working two jobs at night to get themselves through university at all costs.....there is a tremendous pressure on these people to do just that....they've been sold this story that it is do or die. Then they get out of school - can't get a job in their area of specialty because they have no experience and then find themselves going back to school thinking that is the answer.
I've now been in the workforce for about 25 years or so.....so I've learned a few things.
You need an education and you do need specialized schooling to get most decent jobs.....but you don't have to go about it the old fashioned way anymore. So much has changed but kids are still being sold the same old story about university.....the truth is more often than not - kids are forced into university because their parents want to be able to tell their friends that they are going there.
EVERYTHING can be done online these days....you can finish high school and waitress while earning your bachelors for pennies on the dollar of what fancy universities cost....then you get a better job and you make that job pay for your further education....its really quite simple and leaves you with no student debt.
I have no degrees....not one.....I have a certificate, a couple of levels towards a CGA, two licenses and I'm registered as a commissioner of oaths....that's it....If I wanted my MBA, I could ask my employer to pay for it.....and I'd take it online....I am currently taking my CAIB which will be the equivalent of that MBA but specific to insurance....I study during my lunch break and my employer is paying the full cost....I even get the day off of the exam each semester paid
The world really is your oyster now if you are just coming out of school......I simply don't understand the pressure still on young people to do the university in class setting thing anymore at such a high price
Get a job......any job with a company where there is at least some room for advancement....impress them....ask for challenges....be fearless....go from there...