Your friend has the opportunity to choose either one of two types of majors (fields of study), which one of the following two majors do you think is a better choice, and why? • A major that would allow him to finish years of study and get a degree sooner (so that he would begin to work full-time quickly). Or • A major that requires many years of study that would provide him with more employment opportunities and offers in the future. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

In the last century, education and training have played a significant role in modern people’s lives by conveying the knowledge from one era to the other. These are necessary for improving life, profession, and so on because society has always been becoming more sophisticated recently. Therefore, most people spend a lot of time in universities and schools expanding their knowledge. Whit that being said, some people believe that students should pass a lot of courses before finding a job; however, in my opinion, they have to choose a major with less credit to start a job as soon as possible. In what follows, I will elaborate on my viewpoint by providing specific reasons and examples. First and foremost, since students choose a field of study with fewer mandatory courses, it leads to graduating in the near future, and they could start to look for a job sooner, so they have more chance to get a position than others. In fact, working is the most important consideration issue in social life, and people’s target is finding a job instantly to earn money and enhance their personal and profession life. To clarify, companies usually prefer to employ an individual with a degree rather than those who do not; hence, most people go to university and schools to satisfy this condition. The results of a recent study conducted in my country indicate that more than half of people who graduated in a short time due to passing the less credit are more successful in their vocation. In detail, they could take on a job at the youngest age and could make a better balance between work and family. On the contrary, graduates with more passed courses could not find a job at the youngest age, so they will be depressed and anxious because they waste much more time in the academic environment instead of in workspaces. As a result of that, the less passes obligatory in universities and schools, the more chance to find a job sooner. Furthermore, students in academic environments learn theoretical more than practical courses, while in workspaces, theory terms are often not used, and graduates should experience various areas. To explain, students almost pass the required in all majors, but companies recruit graduates with hands-on experience; therefore, students who pass many courses without any experience do not need to find a job. Take my personal experience as a compelling example. A couple of years ago, before going to university, I should have selected a major between two alternatives with different credits. Finally, I chose one with fewer requirements based on consulting with my teacher. After graduating, I researched newspapers and social networks when I wanted to find a job. In this case, all corporations needed work experience and skills, and none of them did not require to graduate with more passed credit. Had I chosen a major with long years of study, it would not have been insured to find a better job in the future. In conclusion, choosing a field of study with more credit not only may waste much more time in academic space instead of expanding time in the work environment and gaining more experience, but also it could not guarantee to get a job. I strongly suggest that learners select a major which has less mandatory for seeking a job immediately.
Submitted by Fatemeh Bakhshandeh on
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