In yesterday’s blog I delved into issues that plagued universities of America. I went over my beliefs that colleges should tailor curriculums more towards real world expectations and less on student desires. The cost of college today is generally not as rewarding as it used to be, while the blame can easily be placed on students, I would say businesses and colleges are just as guilty. Many businesses these days seem to be apprehensive towards the idea of hiring new graduates, it seems as though every entry-level position requires 3-5 years of experience. I remember searching for work when I first graduated, I was shocked by the amount of experience some positions required, I even wondered if any recent graduate was fitting for the positions. I now know there are other paths to getting the needed experience, though loans need to be paid back and internships do not always pay. The fact that college has become somewhat of a necessity has also damaged the value of a college education. There are now hundreds, if not thousands of accredited colleges in the United States, and many of them are full of students hopeful to get a degree. I believe everyone who wants to get a college degree should be able to attain one, however everyone does not want a college education. There are many newly accredited colleges that seem to do a poor job of actually preparing students for employment. I feel as though some colleges are just in existence for the money, many of these smaller “trade schools” seem to leave their graduates stranded with little job placement, and very specific skills. Colleges and businesses need to find a way to lessen the exploitation of high school students, I hope in the near future the two entities can partner with each other to build an environment that is both lucrative for them and advantageous for the students.