Imagine for awhile that you went four years in college. Just learning how the in-and-outs of your future profession will work. That wouldn’t be much fun, right?
Being a student is much more then just to know how to run a large organization or what Shakespeare thought about Hamlet. The student time is a time when you go from a teenager to an adult. It’s a time to test new things and to experience what life is all about.
It might be the time when you live by yourself for the first time. That’s a huge step for many young people. Handling a very own budget, paying bills and be responsible for no one but yourself. I think there are some things that a student should learn.
1) Being able to socialize with people. This is a huge factor when it comes to being more self reliant. There is no more mum or dad who will introduce you to new people. In adulthood meeting new people and understand their perspective is a huge thing. If you can’t get along with people this will be a career breaker. First thing you need to do to get a job is to get to an job interview most likely. Would be awkward if you couldn’t get along with the persons who interviews you, right? And don’t forget. That during this time, it might be the time that you meet that someone special. So go out and socialize and try your luck.
2) Running a household. If you aren’t lucky enough to have a maid or a butler, then it’s up to you everyday to clean your bed, wash your clothes and to make dinner everyday. Well you might not need to make your bed and wash your clothes everyday. But you have to eat and make your own food everyday if you don’t want a whole in your wallet. Running a household might seem daunting, but in the end it’s a great way to feel better about yourself.
3. Getting better disciplined. No matter if it comes to studies or keeping an budget, it’s very important that you become more disciplined. At the end of the day, you are holding yourself responsible if anything happens. Sure, mum and dad might come to the rescue once or twice, but the will probably give up if you screw up to much.