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Why the Best Time to Go to College is NOW!

  1. 1. Why the Best Time to Go to College is NOW!<br />By: Keith R. Wainwright<br />
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  3. 3. When did the current Recession start?<br /><ul><li>According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the recession really started in December 2007under the Bush administration.
  4. 4. Jobs peaked in December of 2007 and then have been declining ever since then.   Duration of recessions can change.
  5. 5. The average expansion since the end of World War II has lasted 57 months. The typical postwar recession has lasted 10 months. 
  6. 6. According to financial economic researchers this recession has the possibility of lasting longer. </li></li></ul><li>Chart of Start of Recession in Months<br />
  7. 7. No End in Site <br /><ul><li>How bad was this recession, and how quickly is the economy recovering?
  8. 8. This is considered one of the worst Recessions in U.S. history.
  9. 9. No one, not even the President knows when this Recession would be concluded.
  10. 10. The Government has come up with all sorts of stimulus plans to regulate the economy.
  11. 11. The official month (quarter) marking the end of this recession, and the start of the recovery, has yet to be determined .</li></li></ul><li>Face of the Economy<br />6<br />
  12. 12. So why is now a Good idea to go Back to School<br /><ul><li>If you’re worried about getting a job in the recession, maybe you should stop trying.
  13. 13. Because you’re not likely to miss out on high wages. No one is paying the big bucks
  14. 14. Because the job market is down
  15. 15. There’s no question that knowledge is going to be an important commodity in tomorrow’s economy. Jobs that require little education are increasingly being outsourced and automated, and with an influx of Bachelor’s degrees over decades, many career counselors advocate advanced degrees for workers who want to stand out from the crowd.</li></li></ul><li>So why is now a Good idea to go Back to School Cont’<br /><ul><li>Get your degree now, and you’ll be poised to participate fully in a knowledge-based economy as a highly valued worker.
  16. 16. In a time of plummeting job opportunities and stagnating wages, it may be a better financial decision to cut back on work now rather than later in the interest of boosting your skills
  17. 17. And it’s definitely better to earn a degree  than to stay jobless.</li></li></ul><li>Money the Governments Gives to Students<br /><ul><li>"Thank God for Obama. He's looking out for us."
  18. 18. The Federal Government Gives Away 10 Billion Dollars In Government Grants Each & Every Month (Free Money!).
  19. 19. You can get as much as $50,000 in free college money from the US Government!
  20. 20. There are special category Grants for Under Graduate and Post Graduate students</li></li></ul><li>Money the Governments Gives to Students Cont’<br /><ul><li>Uncle Sam is giving out over Billion dollars a year just in scholarships!
  21. 21. Most of these Grants are Funded from Your Tax Dollars.    
  22. 22. Scholarships and Grants are forms of financial aid without repayment requirements.
  23. 23. More than 9,000,000 people will get money to attend college every year</li></li></ul><li>. <br />
  24. 24. Long Term Benefits<br /><ul><li>You can’t go back in time and change what you have done in the past, but you do have a say so for your future.
  25. 25. Going back to school is very in intimidating but it has its rewards.
  26. 26. Don’t even have to quit your day job.( Some courses are offered at night.
  27. 27. When getting the education you have the opportunity to advance in your company.</li></li></ul><li>Long Term Benefits Cont’<br /><ul><li>By going to college your thoughts and skills are expanded and you'll learn to put this knowledge to good use.
  28. 28. Regardless of what you are studying at school, it has a habit of really opening your eyes to your wider community and the world as a whole.
  29. 29. College graduates are much more likely to get a rewarding career (or any job at all for that matter) than those who don't pursue a further education.</li></li></ul><li>Money to be Made as a College Graduate<br /><ul><li>Employers have increasingly used diplomas and degrees as a way to screen applicants.
  30. 30. On average, a person with a Master's degreeearns $31,900 more per year than a high school graduate—a difference of as much as 105%!
  31. 31. A person with a Bachelor's degree will earn, on average, almost twice as much as workers with a high school diploma over a lifetime ($2.1 million compared to $1.2 million).</li></li></ul><li>Building a Foundation<br /><ul><li>You could afford a better living for your family.
  32. 32. Your children can look up to your accomplishments and strive for the same achievement.
  33. 33. Jobs are very scarce and hard to come by, so an education at this particular time can put you three steps ahead of the rest.</li></li></ul><li>Building a Foundation Cont’<br /><ul><li>College is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn new skills that will help them find a better, more fulfilling job.
  34. 34. Independence to do the things you always dreamed of.
  35. 35. Able to provide a better life for yourself as well as your family. (Especially your kids)
  36. 36. Give yourself options </li></li></ul><li>FOCUS ON THE FUTURE<br />
  37. 37. Why Waste Anymore Time<br /><ul><li>If one loses his/her job, it may be a good time to go back to school for a Bachelor’s degree (BA); the modern job market is focused on workers with at least a BA.
  38. 38. In the 2000s, job growth has been focused on those workers who have attained a BA or greater, and to a lesser extent, on those workers with an Associate’s Degree.
  39. 39. Getting a college education is extremely important in the modern job market.</li></li></ul><li>Why Waste Anymore Time Cont’<br /><ul><li>You have nothing else to do.
  40. 40. Nothing to loose but everything to gain.
  41. 41. No one knows when the economy is going to get better.
  42. 42. Education is the best weapon to overcome oppression</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br /><ul><li>You can receive thousands of dollars from the government to further your education.
  43. 43. Do it for yourself as well as your family.</li></ul>Be the foundation of what success is all about.<br /><ul><li>A job is not definite but a career is!
  44. 44. Nothing to it, but to do it