Humble compass: What to do post successful matriculation?

fundutzi

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Dear All,

It so happen that some related persons face the question: What to do post successful matriculation?

"Businesstech.co.za" recently published an article with estimates of some tertiary education costs at university level as can be seen here.

Perhaps the scope must first be defined, hugely complex questions at age 16-22:
a. What career to pursue?
b. The complex question whether a person should attend university to gain the door pass for point a. above.

Anyhow.
Should you decide to follow this university education path one must accept this journey will consume +- 5 -10 years of your early life.
A significant percentage of your life.
More important, these are the first years of your working life. Your choices will have a monumental impact on your life and career trajectory.

Thus perhaps of critical importance at the very least, determine to some degree what you want to achieve at the end of this education cycle at huge cost.
One may assume the objectives to be:
a. Acquire a skill set which will be in demand, now and in the future. {A universal truth, if a man will work, he shall eat}
b. Enjoy to some extend what you do to earn a living.

A few pointers below may be of utility to persons to assess if the journey considered will, at the very least, ferry you to some degree near your destination.

a. How much you will work, with what skill set to earn what potential income?
Thank the British taxpayer, and use this amazing resource.

b. One step back from the above.
Ensure at the very least the future "entry pass / qualification" will be recognised in regions you may live.
Bear in mind you will (i) sacrifice +- 5- 10 years and (ii) accrue significant debt.
The economist referenced this worldwide university ranking resource for many years {thus, you can trust it}

=> It is very real, most educational qualifications obtained in South African for some years mean very little. The host country will welcome you provided you sit and pass the "bar exams" at the standard set by the host country.
 

Hamster

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Should you decide to follow this university education path one must accept this journey will consume +- 5 -10 years of your early life.
Dafuq are you studying? The average is closer to 3-4 years which makes you 21-22 when done.
 
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