Career opportunities are slim. The openings that are out there demand a higher level of expertise and knowledge. The average worker has no chance of being able to fill these positions without taking or making a drastic change in their level of competitiveness. The market needs workers with college degrees.

A college degree offers so much more than just a simple diploma. Diplomacy, trouble shooting, and the ability to adapt to almost any situation are just a few of the ways that a degree will boost your career chances. Gaining the invaluable knowledge of different cultures and way of life will also be an asset that employers value.

Your career should take you to places that are exciting and challenging. The career you choose should be able to stimulate the mind and fill the wallet. Having a job that is fun and that you want to go to every day is not something that everyone can accomplish.

A degree changes the whole face and realm of having a job. With a degree you can get a career that you enjoy. You will be equipped with the ability to go to a place everyday that you want to be at.After all, if you have to work to earn a living, why not work at something that you love to do?

Opportunities abound for the college graduate. The genral labor force is overwhelmed with a sufficient number of applicants and available workers. where the needlies is in those people who can start in lower management and have the training and knowledge to move up the hierarchy of their company.

Technology has also made it so those who work in the higher paid positions must be able to understand and use the newest technology in the market. These people will have the degrees. These people will get the better pay, the better positions, and realize the joy that can be known from working.

Job security is also a dwindling facet in today’s job market. People are viewed as a commodity that employers use until their services are no longer needed. That is the downfall of not having the talents or knowledge that is highly needed and in demand. A college degree can offer you that innate knowledge that makes you an important facet of your company and assure that your job is as secure as it can be.

College offers the ability to be a valuable asset to self and the working environment.

As a 27 years old female I assumed I would be well on my way to a new career or possibly a promotion. I did not think I would be planning on looking at my education and saying to myself “I need another degree”.

I received a BS in Mathematics and right away went for my Masters in Secondary Education. Fresh out of college, time for a real job. I had supported myself by being a nanny for so long and felt it was time to push my way into the teaching field. So I did. After teaching for many years and realizing there are no bonuses for a job well done or even a promotion in the teaching field, I began to see that this may not be the forever job for me.

So, now here I am trying to discover what my next brilliant move will be. I attempted to see what jobs were out there for an ex-teacher but sadly its very challenging to step into another job field without a different degree or at least a variety of job experience.

After weighing my options, and in desperate need of a new job, I have decided I need to go back to school. Everything I have ever done revolves around Education. So far I think I will go back and receive my Accounting degree. Then I would be able to continue my education and work towards my MBA. I truly believe I will open the door to so many more career opportunities and advancements if I continue my education. Fingers crossed!

There are days in my life I wish to forget. There were times when life meant pain and watching every pass was double the pain. But it is hard to decide to what to remember and what not to remember, mainly because people do not forget what they felt at a certain time in their life. I have come to realize that everybody have a moment in their lives which would easily break them. A point where they felt they could not go on and whatever they believed in did not exist.

For me, that moment was when I lost my hand. I was a dedicated worker at a local factory where I was an operator of millet mill. I felt satisfied working there, not minding the salary, working conditions and the security of my health. Learning when old is always a painful process and it took me my hand to learn how important health security is. I cannot explain how my hand slipped into the mill’s sieve for I was always attentive. The mill mercilessly crunched my wrist and when I withdrew my hand, it was a stump without a wrist. I didn’t feel the pain then but it came later.

My employer was quick to excuse himself. He visited me in the hospital I was admitted in and enlightened me that his factory could not “take care of it” as I had not been paying some social payment I did not understand then. He was however ready to settle my hospital bill. The problem was that I could not get back on job with one hand. I was the sole bread winner of my family. That was the time I felt most worthless; worthless to myself, worthless to my family, worthless to my society.

It was in that state that a thought crossed my mind: “why not study and earn a degree?”
I thought about it seriously and I could see a better me with a better life for me and my two children. I decided the best degree to take was something related to law, something that would help me enlighten people on their rights. I had savings which I was to use to buy a house. But that could wait. All I needed do was convince my wife who was an understanding woman and would support me. I would study.

There are some days I wish to forget.

Am a business consultant. One thing that I have learnt in this line of profession is that papers are everything. I have been in this field of work for quite a while now. 3 years to be exact. I have helped quite a number of businesses find their footing and would like to get better at my craft. Getting a master’s degree will not only sharpen my skills but also increase my credibility.

Education can be quite expensive these days but also quite rewarding. That is why am planning to get a scholarship from one of the established institutions. Though scholarships are quite competitive, am hoping that the first class honors in my undergraduate degree will give me a competitive edge.

A scholarship that would cover part of my tuition could be of great help but a full ride scholarship that will cover all my tuition fees would work for me best. Of course part of the qualification will be to demonstrate financial need and credibility since there are many guys out there chasing the same thing.

Nothing is better than doing what you love and consultancy has been my passion ever since I successfully started my own business a few years ago. This scholarship will make the journey a lot easier by improving my image among potential clients.

People often don’t see the value of furthering their studies, especially in a field like mine where a good track record will take you far on its own. I however know the benefits that would arise from this type of venture. The economy is not getting any better and the industry is quite competitive. Anything i do to improve on myself will be advantageous in the long run. That is why I am applying for a scholarship. Fingers closed, I wish everything works out as planned.