Originally Posted by alphatmw
if a student graduates college and is unaware of what he was supposed to do to prepare for the next step, this is the colleges fault, PERIOD. where else is this information supposed to come from?
You know, college students are full adults and are supposed to be able to figure out what they need to do. The job of professors is to teach them academic knowledge. Life skills are to be learned outside of the classroom. If you are concerned about what to do after college, you go talk to professors, career center, alumni, etc. to seek help. You don't stay in your room and play video games and expect to be given a job offer when you graduate.
My point is, figuring out a career path post-college is a personal responsibility. Those that care about their life deserve to be successful; a school can help you, but you have to be proactive; you're not a kid any more. Even at high school, the teachers can't do everything for you. If a student graduates from high school as a math failure, and another graduates from the same high school as a math Olympiad winner, whose fault is it that the former failed? Not all college students are clueless; you can't blame the school for the failures of those who don't try.