If you are a high school student now, are your future goals clearly set? If not, I recommend you to become a university student.
1.Why do I recommend becoming a university student.
The bottom line is that you can expand your friendships and experience work before you become a member of society, and you can buy free time. Many professors are enrolled in the university, and there are various unique programs such as study abroad. If you pay, you can use them in any combination for 4 years.
First of all, studying at university is more specialized than in high school. Therefore, most of the students who go on to university like to study in the field, or are interested and have the purpose of acquiring more knowledge.
There are cases where each person is interested in a specific field, for example, when he held an executive committee meeting at a school festival, he learned the joy of calculating and managing money and entered the faculty of economics. In this way, university students are a place where people with various ideas gather, and I think it is a good opportunity to create relationships that stimulate each other.
In addition, the number of students starting part-time jobs increases when they become university students, and it is certainly a good time to experience work before becoming a member of society. It is very valuable for university students to have a part-time job to experience a profession that they will never experience in the future, and conversations with people at work are interesting.
2.You can broaden your horizon.
I’ve become a university student, but there’s one thing I need to do. It’s an overseas trip. By gaining overseas experience as a student, you will have a wider range of life options. By witnessing the values and attitudes toward study and work of people of the same generation overseas, it is noticed that some of the common sense that we have taken for granted until now is limited to Japan probably. For example, there are more people overseas than in Japan who have the value of “working for yourself, not for the company.” So I immediately insist that I’m not convinced, and there are many people who choose the job they want to do.
Compared to Japan, where many people continue to work in the same place despite their dissatisfaction, it can be said that their values are 180 ° different. Of course, it doesn’t mean that one is right and one is wrong. Knowing different values allows you to choose which path you should choose.
Also, for long trips such as half a year or a year, students are overwhelmingly less risky. When working adults go on a long trip, the possible options are either (1) to retire from the company they work for and go on a trip, or (2) to take leave. Unlike in the past, changing jobs has become the norm, but half-year or one-year blanks can still be seen severely when re-employing.
On the other hand, if you are a student and want to go on a long trip that you cannot afford on a long vacation, you may want to take a leave of absence. Many students may be worried that taking a leave of absence will delay their graduation by one year, which will be disadvantageous when they are looking for a job. However, taking a year off from school or repeating a year as a student is not a big problem, and the reality is that you are rarely even asked in a job interview. The older you get, the longer you go on a trip, such as getting a job, getting married, and having a child, so to speak, you can’t step off the rails. It is a privilege unique to students to be able to challenge what they want to do with almost no risk.
3.Values that can only be experienced by university students.
I think that club activities and club activities are important in college life. This is because you can acquire special skills and skills, and meet people who have similar hobbies and values. Another advantage of club activities and club activities is that you can interact with each other across grades and departments. You can learn a lot from your seniors and take care of your juniors to grow yourself. Each person has different motives for joining and joining the club, such as “I want to hone my special skills and skills,” “I want to expand my network,” “I want to participate in events,” and “I want to create appeal points for job hunting.” It is certain that your life will be fulfilled.
I participate in a volunteer circle and there are various types of activities such as environmental protection, support at welfare facilities, and relief activities in disaster areas, and you can study social studies through contact and experience with people you cannot meet at university. In addition, you can experience a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment that “helps people” and “contributes to society.”
You can extend the scope of exchange not only within the same university but also to students and working people from other universities, and interacting with people from different positions and environments will broaden your sense of values and horizons. I think that the personal connections that I have built there can be utilized even after I become a member of society, and that it is an experience that only university students can enjoy.