People attend college or university for many different reasons (for
example, new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge).
Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific
reasons and examples to support your answer.
A person must always practice what he loves and must always pursue what he is passionate about. In order to follow your passion and achieve your dream, attending college is a must. Other tahn the degree, a college also helps in socializing, provides a person with exposure and campus placements which would help a person achieve his dream.
A college is absolutely neccesary for people for people who want to pursue a particular field of study. It provides a person enough knowledge to compete at different levels. For some students, knwoledge is extremely important, even more than degree. In Chetan Bhagat's novel: Five Point someone, one of the college students goes to a college for the sole purpoe of learning and thereby, establishes a name for himself in the future. Thus, people do go to college to learn.
Some student go to college also for the purpose of obtaining a degree. With sixteen years of education a minimum criteria in the countries like the United States, some people do tend to go in for an engineering degree which offers four years of graduation, thereby, satisfying the criteria and gives the student an option of directly pursuing a masters degree abroad.
Also, some students do take up relatively easier courses in Commerce and Arts, rather than an engineering or medical, as these people at the end of the day, they want to do MBA which can be pursued by having a degree in any field.
Most of the colleges offer on campus placements where companies pick some talented students. People do look at a college as a medium to gain exposure to the outside world by gaining placements and working in the field and with the people that they have always desired.
Some examples from the past including the likes of Bill Gates, the chairman of Microsoft, have suggested that there have been people who have not gone to college but worked hard hard and made a name for themselves but according to me, a college or a university is extremely important for a person in order to provide sufficient, gain exposure, socialize and also achieve his/her dream.