What do you get from your college education?

@dandan07 (1908)
China
February 8, 2012 11:15pm CST
I will graduate from university soon. Now looking back the years I have spend in the university, I find that I have learn many things and then forget them. But the most important things I have got from school are friendship, the ability to learn by myself, the way to solve problems and universal value. If I do not receive the college education, I may have no chance to tough them and get them. What do you get from your college education? what is the most important memory of your college life?
18 responses
• Indonesia
9 Feb 12
The main important in my college is experience and knowledge, the additional is friendship, even I got new family, I spent 8 years in 2 university. I got a lot of things. But I miss my college environment now, cool and I was really enjoying.
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@dandan07 (1908)
• China
11 Apr 12
The friends we got in the college is the most precious things in my life. I think I will have few chances to meet so much good persons at so short period. Now we are sending out to take our jobs, and go to almost every place of the country. I think in the future, the best thing for me is I can go to any cities of my country with classmates and friends in it.
@Lucas818 (378)
9 Feb 12
Hello dandan, your discussion really made me think back my college times. I have graduated from college 3 years ago. Besides academic knowledge, I did gain a few things, such as friendships, relationships, teamwork, and so many strange activities I haven't do in my life before. The most important is my college times had made me who I am right now. I took Spanish classes, and my spanish lecturer really influenced me a lot, in a good way. He had shown me difference views of the world. Now, he's no longer in my university but we still keep in touch!! Cheers!
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@dandan07 (1908)
• China
11 Apr 12
I will graduate from the college this June. Then i will take my first job in my life. Now I am quite nervous, and wonder about my future life. Though the job seems quite good, but co-workers are all those full of experience and knowledge. I can not make sure that i will be perform well enough in that situation, the peer pressure from the co-workers are so great to me.
@xien2xien (1383)
• Philippines
9 Feb 12
In this time of our lives, college education is important to have a good job when you graduated, i agree that most of the lessons fly just like the time passed us by, sure there was a lot of memories and friendships that we can cherish but i guess the best thing i get from my college education, the best thing i get for spending such time and money is none other than my dignity, my ego, my pride and my reputation. Admit it or not, without college education more people will look down on you, step on your ego and might call you uneducated at all. Sometimes diploma is just a piece of paper, but that very piece is the one who symbolizes your pride and as for me, we are not rich but my parents always told me before that if i finished my studies it's the only legacy they can give me, and so here i am full of pride and gain my only legacy even my parents were still alive
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@dandan07 (1908)
• China
19 Mar 12
The college life is a good way to set up relationship from different background. And after receiving college education, it seems easier to get a good job in the future. Though things we learn in the college are mostly gone, but the way we learn to solve the problem and the way to make new friends can help us during our whole life.
@Simon1223 (902)
• China
20 Mar 12
Six years has passed since I graduated from university. Looking back the era of university, I feel that the most valuable thing I acquired is not the knowledges, but the way of learning and the communication skills. After working several years, I found that the knowledge I learnt in university was out of date, so I had to learn from my work. But the way of learning and communication skills were still useful and helped me a lot. I guess most people have the same feeling as me.
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@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
13 Mar 12
I'm also a graduating student this year and i feel that i will really miss going in school and i also feel that i will really miss my friends in college. I learn lot of things in school. I also learn to go in the place where is far away in our province because i need to go in other school libraries for thesis. I also learn more about the actual job because of the On the job training (OJT).
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• India
10 Feb 12
I got Joy and More joy only from my college Life. In my School days my schooling is near to my home. And my college day i am away from home and stayed in hostel. More then my college days my hostel days are memorable to me.
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@MandaLee (3696)
• United States
9 Feb 12
Dandan, I took eight years to finish college. Completing college gave me the satisfaction of knowing that I finished what I started. During college, I made many wonderful friends as well. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! All the best to you in your future endeavors.
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@anjirojr (80)
• Philippines
9 Feb 12
college life is very fun and I enjoyed my college life, they say it is the last chapter of a teenage life. there's a lot of benefits you can get when you're in college. aside from knowledge or education.. you can have a lot of friends, just like you said this is the important thing in college, yes because without friends in college is not fun. in college you will feel the freedom of being a student because after class you can go wherever you want, you can do whatever you want like hanging out with your classmate. you must enjoy your college life but you must focus on your study..
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@Leeper (80)
• South Africa
9 Feb 12
Yeah, the time that i spent at university was a very special time of my life. I, too, forgot a lot of what I learned but I also retained a lot of useful information - quality information that I have been able to implement in my life to make it better. Also, information that I am able to share through writing etc... It also opens doors for you. I worked at my university also, while studying in order to finance myself and so it served more than one purpose. One also meets many interesting people...and often form relationships that last a lifetime. I would not trade that time for anything.
@jethdale (156)
• Philippines
9 Feb 12
well of course what you get in college is a career. to think that a lot of people today don't have a job even they had already graduated college. how about those who haven't graduated college. they might have much lower chances in landing good jobs. Keep your career going. Graduating college is just the beginning of the real life. you will be fighting hard to earn a good job and get good salary.
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• Philippines
9 Feb 12
Iable to get many things from education.after my college days, i able to accomplish my bachelors degree and have a diploma for my own.Knowledge is the best of me that i acquire after my long journey of education where it cant be stolen but can be shared.....
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• Malaysia
9 Feb 12
hi there, i have already gratuated from my college for more than 5 years ago. but college life really excited. as you said, what i learn from the teacher actually have return back to the teacher :) but what i learnt from my college life is that, i know how to stay alone, and not so rely on my family anymore. and the other things is that, i got a group of friends in my college life where they accompany me for 4 years in my college life and make my life full of happiness. wish you enjoy the day in your university :)
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@ramonah (213)
• Romania
9 Feb 12
I think it really depends on the profile of the university. I studied architecture. I didn't get many memories from college really. I'm in my last year and when I look back I have no fun stories to tell. But that's because I didn't have too much free time. I also had a part time job but along with classes and home projects, I had a total of 16-20 hours of work/day. If you add sleep you see there's not much left. I had many sleepless nights. And they had bad consequences on my health sometimes. The thing I did get from college was knowledge. I really learned almost everything I needed to know about architecture and I can easily go straight into business on this line of work. Hopefully the money and accomplishments will be worth my lost youth years. I see architects just a bit over my age that earn a lot and recover lost time by going out having fun and paying young students to work on their project while they just supervise them in their own companies. So it doesn't look that bad, on the contrary. I guess it balances out things.
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@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
9 Feb 12
same here.. Seems that i forgot almost everythng we talked about in school. I remember some people though. I came to know and mingle with lots of people but i only have one true/close friend though even after college. What i learned really is being independent almost all throughout. I lived away from home so i can go to better university. It was really hard but hey i got through it and its cool being independent without anybody teaching u how..
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• Philippines
9 Feb 12
any level of education can give you two things - academic education that help you excels and work in a particular industry and life education - things you learn as you grow as a person and how to cope with life. Personally, both are equally important and should not be demised as readily. Some professionals today owe their career or job from their academic studies. Academics help them how to work in a certain environment and interact with people already in the industry. On the other hand, some learn by doing and and a little or no studying at all. Though the workplace itself is a learning environment, some are able to cope because they studied it previously rather than learning it on-site. It is hard to choose - too many good and too many bad, even there are in-between. . It is a collage of many memories, just waiting to be recollected.
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@sishy7 (27651)
• Australia
9 Feb 12
It certainly has some roles in my life to get me where I am today. Education is not everything; faith, family, friends, your surroundings, and many other things will also have some part in shaping who you are. I may not realized at the time of my graduation; but I am so grateful to have a college education. All the experience, the training, and the memories will always have its advantages later throughout your life.
• China
9 Feb 12
The college life is a valuable experience for my whole life and I regret not making it fully wonderful. I regreted for leting go of my friendship under the exam pressure, I regret ruining one impotant friend for a stupid relationship with a stupid guy, and I regret everything that seems stupid now. Thinking conversely, no matter how embarassing it sounds like, it is still an impotant part of my life and left me with such great memories and a to be husband that will spend the rest of our life together. There are still sorrowful moments and I really don't wanna go back to confront it.
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@eljayo (1107)
• Philippines
9 Feb 12
Hi! I learned a lot from college ,most of them were only theories which will eventually be forgotten if not practiced all the time. I leaned more on our OJT which is a real job experience. It is really better to experience it than to just learn about it. Life is the best experience. Education is good , we must not take it for granted and must use it well to help our community and ourselves.
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