A significant portion of an individual's lifetime is spent learning. Whether learning is taking place in school, the workplace, church, family, friends or in our communities, the fact remains that knowledge is shared constantly throughout our lives. There is a widely held view that Education is life-long learning. This can be seen in some education systems across the world where the creation of knowledge bases and the exchange of information is continuous. Education can evolve as one grows and develops. It is critical to ensure that persons can access information to make informed decisions when it comes to the planning of their education and careers.
Over the years I have recognised that the importance of education planning varies across the world. Right here in the Caribbean, while education plays a pivotal role in the lives of many, planning for education is treated differently. As a college and university advisor, assisting individuals through the preparation process, persons are eager to start applying to their dream school or program. Quite often, one realises that a few critical steps are often skipped which sometimes impede or halt the application process altogether.
One of the first questions I get students to answer is, "Why am I applying to College/University?". This question usually brings an awkward pause followed by a look which suggests that I'm basically asking answers. However, over the years, I've learnt that this question, though simple, is an all too important one.
As the first entry in this exciting blog series, I want to ask you this question: Why are you thinking about applying to college/university?
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