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Do you think a student aught to be guaranteed a job upon graduation?

  1. Ken Barton profile image57
    Ken Bartonposted 7 years ago

    Do you think a student aught to be guaranteed a job upon graduation?

    With College costing so much today, isn't it reasonable that a graduating student have a guarantee of a job upon graduation?  Otherwise, how can the school expect payment for an education that didn't produce what they were training you for?

  2. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    The school/college is responsible for imparting the knowledge-what or how you use it, is the student's responsibility--that is one of the joys and burdens of a free society.

  3. jstewart989 profile image56
    jstewart989posted 7 years ago

    I agree with duffsmom in that it is up to the student to apply everything they learned in college. It would be nice if a student was guaranteed a job after graduation, but I don't think it should be handed to them.

  4. Daffy Duck profile image60
    Daffy Duckposted 7 years ago

    Absolutely not.  In order for that to happen people would have to get fired.

    Besides there could be a variety of other reasons why people don't get hired.

    Grades:  Employers look at grades
    Work History:  How reliable are you?
    Criminal Check:  Need I say more?
    Refferences:  Some have better refferences.
    Appearances:  How do you dress and carry yourself
    Experience:  Applied knowledge is best.
    Transportation:  Do you have reliable transportation.
    Relocation:  Can you afford to.

    All of these things factor in and more.

  5. Ken Barton profile image57
    Ken Bartonposted 7 years ago

    An example of the dilemma I'm talking about is in China where every year they're graduating over 100,000 students with degrees in Engineering, but when they go looking for jobs there are none. The colleges make millions of dollars delivering an education to students knowing that student will likely end up flipping burgers at Burger King.  How can that be right?  Just saying it's the students responsibility to hit the streets and find the work ignores the fact that the jobs just aren't out there.  Not for that many graduating students.  In a lot of cases they would have done better getting into an apprenticeship program to get their training and then they would move right into a job upon graduation.

  6. V Kumar profile image80
    V Kumarposted 7 years ago

    In the end somebody will need to bear the cost. Society (meaning Government) can do it in a few cases, but not if the numbe ros too big. It will also lead to a "moral hazard" (as called in  economics), reducing the learning during graduation.

  7. spotlight19 profile image55
    spotlight19posted 7 years ago

    I think they should be offered a job upon graduation because they are almost going to finish and they might need to work in the area they studied to make a living for themselves and their families.

  8. cascoly profile image62
    cascolyposted 7 years ago

    it's possible, but would require much more government control than most people would ever support -  who would decide which businesses had to offer jobs?  how many jobs would each student be able to consider? or would they have to take whatever is offered? 

    there is a problem with for-profit universities that make false promises and lead many students into debt - but the solution there is to crack down on these diploma mills

  9. DonDWest profile image59
    DonDWestposted 7 years ago

    Colleges make money whether or not their product delivers, and that's simply not right. They have no incentive to succeed. Because of this reality, colleges are essentially a pyramid scheme. The more members they enroll, success or failure, matters not, the more money they make. A company can't get away with selling you a car and it breaking down the next day. Someone can't sell you a house, only to have it collapse the next day. Someone can't get away with selling you food, only to poison you the next day. Colleges shouldn't be any different and should be held responsible.

    People say it's the responsibility of the students, that's wrong, the students paid for a product that hasn't been delivered. It's ludicrous to hand the snake oil salesman a free lunch and blame the scam victims.

    If the people graduating from college are not responsible, stupid, unmotivated, and unqualified, then again that's the college's fault for not performing their duties by passing these students. The fact of the matter is the colleges make less money failing people out the first year in, so the colleges profit off graduating incapable students. Morally, this is wrong on so many levels, not only for the people they pass through, but for the bystandards who may become adversedly affected by an unqualified professional being sent through.

    Here are a few Hubs I wrote about the subject matter:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-College-Bubble

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Culture-of-Industry-Failure

  10. folorunsho80 profile image67
    folorunsho80posted 7 years ago

    I think that is the right thing our respective Government aught to do.Setting aside money met to support graduate placement in their respective area's of studies,will go along way in curbing all manners of criminal activities we see our youth or unemployment graduate engage theirself to.

  11. 4closurefraud32 profile image55
    4closurefraud32posted 7 years ago

    "guaranteed" no - you should have to prove that you have the skills and ability to do the job - a drive and passion for it before you get something. too many college students expect to receive a job right away which is just not realistic, especially in this economy.

  12. force of habit profile image57
    force of habitposted 7 years ago

    Ideally, the employment opportunities available should be able to absorb the thousands of college graduates the education system produces each year. However, this is not always the case. Unemployment is a problem in most countries, whether developing or developed.

    First of all, the education system or the government for that matter should step in to ensure that the courses available would actually suit the demand of the employers. This may result in limiting certain courses where there is an abundant supply of graduates or granting scholarships for courses where the demand is not met by the supply. Such an action might also raise eyebrows as it might impede on the right of the students to choose whatever academic endeavor that they so desire.

    At any rate, there are ways to control certain courses by granting subsidies or scholarships to schools that offer courses determined by the government or the employers. It is also the academe's responsibility to ensure that their graduates are ready to face the jobs they were taught to work for. Perhaps a refund is due to graduates when their education is insufficient to land them a job?

 
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