Online and Traditional Education Online and traditional education is very beneficial. They both serve a great purpose as far as helping one further their education, and wanting to get a great career. Traditional education has a lot more to offer, opposed to online courses. With traditional college you are able to get the full ride. You get the chance to get a full sports scholarship, or even a scholarship without having to play sports. As long as your grades are excellent all throughout your years of going to school. Most colleges even go as far as looking at your records from elementary school.
You get the chance to join frats and sororities. Get a chance to have a lifetime of sisterhood or brotherhood. Experience what it is like to live in another state. Get to know new people. Able to focus without little brothers, sisters, or even children getting in your way. You get to be in personal contact with professors, who can lead you to different avenues once you finish your major. Get to experience what it is like to have a roommate. Public university promote collaborative learning within in the class room, more they than do in independent studies.
Campus life offers many social opportunities and a various selection of extracurricular activities. Universities are either situated in a college town, or the in heart of a big city. You will have a much greater opportunity to meet and develop relationships with many different types of people. You have a greater chance of getting an internship in what it is that you majored in. Most of the time where you have done your internship, the company will hire you on as a regular employee if they feel like you can be a great asset to them.
Then you may be able to work your way up in the corporate world. Even if you don’t stay with the same company, you will still have that experience in the specific department. Maybe even from that point you will be able to start your own business in your preferred profession. I know of a few people that took their regular nine to five, and turned into something that they can benefit from for the rest of their life. Turned into something that could move into other cities, states, maybe even countries.
It’s all how you want to pursue and perceive your life with the traditional college experience. Of course we can’t forget the parties. This is the main reason that most teens want to go to a traditional college. This is also the part where traditional college can go all wrong. Your loved ones may become into drugs, or into heavy drinking. This may become the down fall of their education. Some young women may become pregnant and miss out on the opportunity of going to the college. Some girls are lucky enough to have parents that will take care of the child while they are away at school.
Now as for the online education. I find that it is almost as good as going to a traditional university. With online education you have the luxury of working at your own pace. You don’t have to worry about getting to class on time. Although you do have to make sure that you turn you work in on time. Online college to me is like have a second chance to further you education. I know that they didn’t offer online classes way back when I was born. So those who didn’t get to make it to a traditional college were just out of luck.
Until they came up with the bright idea of having online colleges. They accept you with a G. E. D. Even if you didn’t graduate. No you don’t get full scholarships, but you do get financial aid. Along with Pell grants to help you pay for your classes. They give you a chance to pay the financial aid back six months after you have graduated. Some loans that you get want you to immediately start paying them back. In my recent studies I found that online universities charge more for their classes than traditional colleges.
I also found that most of the online colleges are for-profit. This means that they charge you more so they can get a cut out of what you have to pay back. Me personally I like the fact that I am able to go to school online, because I am a single mother. I got pregnant while I was still in high school so I never even had the choice of how I was going to further my education. Online universities have opened so many doors for young mothers, and the older generation that didn’t get to go to Moore House University on a full ride basketball, or football scholarship.
Online graduates don’t get internships, but when you graduate you will have that degree under your belt. Employers will be happy to know that you took out the time to want to further you education. You are also able to meet new people and collaborate in class online, except you don’t get to have that face to face personal contact with your fellow class mates and professors. You have to go by how they word what they say to determine what type of tone they are saying it in. I like attending online college, because I can work on my own time as long as my work is turned in on time.