Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov.
This year many universities are worried that students might not return to study and take a gap year. It might seem as a legitimate worry as no one can predict the impact of the pandemic on post-secondary education. Soon universities will release fall admission numbers, and we will know the impact of the pandemic on this year’s enrollments. Despite the challenges that pandemic can create, here are a few ideas to consider why taking university studies will benefit those students who choose to pursue post-secondary education in fall 2020.
Universities before, during and after pandemic provides students with a broad and integrated education that develop strong thinking skills and values community engagement. The skills students learn in the university are skills that employers value and society needs. Students need to know the community needs that they are passionate about to address and find a university program that can help them to realize their dreams.
Post-secondary education is not only a continuation of the educational journey after school but also an important decision that leads to more opportunities to strengthen personality and career choices. Joining university life at any time allow people to re-imagine their future, learn new skills, and re/enter the workforce after graduation with new ideas and innovative solutions. Pandemic changes the way people think, work, play and learn. Attending university in times of pandemic creates new problems for both students and instructors. Problems lead to innovations, innovations to new careers. If you can join the university in times of pandemic, you will be ahead of anyone else who chooses to take a break or not ready to join the post-secondary education at this time.
Every day more employers are looking to hire graduates with university education. Many choices of a career set high standards by mentioning the requirement of academic title as an initial step to meet the criteria for employment. These options include social workers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, engineers, educators, and scientists. Compared to those who do not go to pursue a university education, those enrolling in universities are growing in numbers.
The value of higher education lies in its capacity to develop critical reasoning and practical wisdom. In a pandemic, society needs people who can think outside the box, find new solutions to address the growing number of concerns. University graduates before, during and after pandemic are equipped with the interest and ability to figure out what is the right thing to do for the right reasons to address societal concerns.
The rationale for investing in university education is that it enhances the prospect that people will have flourishing lives now and as they grow. You can check anyone who made essential contributions to their field of practice, and they will often credit their educators for inspiring them to seek new knowledge. University professors were working through wars and other disasters and will continue finding innovative ways to work with students during and after the pandemic. A University education is an integral part of life for someone who wants to be successful. Excellent specialists are needed everywhere. A university degree gives a person the confidence necessary to contribute to the development of others. It also allows individuals to change the world. It moulds creative and deep-thinking people who have the potential to lead the commencement of future generations who are more prosperous in every way. The trend will continue for those who can afford to take a university education in pandemic and beyond. Check your local university and see if you can still enroll in the program that can expand your future possibilities and allow you to become better prepared to address challenges in times of pandemic. You will not regret it.