Wednesday, 27 April 2016

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Inherit College Education from your Parents

"You have to study at XYZ College. I studied at XYZ College. Your grandfather studied at XYZ College…. Your great-great-great-grandfather studied at XYZ College.”
Modern Campus of Lovely Professional University
Does the above line sound somewhat familiar? Our parents often influence our decision of which college to attend and which profession to take up. We often end up following generic advice such as “engineering mein bada scope hai”. We are also pressured by our parents to study at a college or university near our house, so that we don’t have to go live at a hostel.
But times are changing, and career advice from parents is as good as a floppy disk (outdated and almost useless). When the time comes to make a life-defining decision regarding your career and education, people ask you Kya Socha?” and also force their own opinions on you, rendering their question redundant. I’m not saying you shouldn't consider your parent’s advice. Of course you should take what they say into account, but you must also explore all other options. Your future is yours to decide.
The world has changed and while a university or college which advertises that it has been established in the 1800s may impress us initially, in the end of the day, we have to see how the education in a university will help us in our after-college lives. In fact recent years have proved that new universities such as LPU have produced the brightest graduates, who excel at whatever they put their mind to.

Here are 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Inherit College Education from your Parents:
1) Their advice is too outdated.
2) The old universities which have gained a reputation are not evolving with the changing times.
3) Their goals for you might not match your interests and aptitude.
4) Parents do not see that a college is more than just bricks, mortar and books. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities help develop your personality and give you the confidence you need to face the outside word.
5) It’s your life, and you must choose what path you want to take.

The decision of picking a college shapes the rest of a person’s lives, and thus, requires in-depth research and analysis. Therefore, it is high time you #thinkBIG and look at opportunities provided in universities such as LPU. You can request a campus visit here: 
If you aren't convinced yet, do check out this inspiring video by LPU:

So when you are planning your education, make sure you #ThinkBig!

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