Why study at university?
There’s a lot of talk about the cost of higher education, with parents and students alike perhaps wondering whether obtaining an undergraduate education is worth the expense.
Here are some Fast Facts on some good reasons to consider a university education:
University graduates are more likely to find employment versus those with no post-school education (Graduate Careers Australia). University graduates have access to a wider range of job opportunities, and possess the research and collaborative skills required to excel in entrepreneurial ventures.
Higher Earning Potential
University study provides a significant boost to long-term earning potential. Those with bachelor degrees earn over 70 per cent (nearly $1 million) more in their lifetime than those who complete Year 12 but don’t go on to further study (Grattan Institute 2012). Earning potential can dramatically increase with each level of education achieved.
Developing Lifelong Skills
University can help young people form meaningful connections with others who share their interests, and build skills in teamwork, analysis, communication and critical thinking. Students become more self-reliant and resourceful, and equip them with the ability to work off their own initiative. These so-called ‘soft skills’ are increasingly recognised by employers as highly valuable qualities.
Why choose Monash?
When it comes to choosing a university, there’s a lot to consider.
Here are some great reasons to choose Monash University!