Living in modern times and the constant advancement of society, there are plenty of sound reasons for women to pursue an education! As a college grad myself, I can say with confidence that my years at a university were some of the most rewarding years of my life, in more ways than one. It's never too late to want to better yourself with more knowledge and listed below are some fantastic reasons for women to pursue an education! I hope you are inspired!
1. Advances Your Career Goals
This is one of the most obvious reasons for women to pursue an education. With our current standing of educated women, it's so awesome to have a career goal and follow through with it! More and more women are becoming doctors, lawyers, businesswomen, and hopefully someday, presidents! All these careers used to be geared toward men only and now are changing course. This is powerful, ladies, because it breeds a future generation of unlimited opportunity!
2. Knowledge is Power
Being a knowledgeable person, about either a specific subject or various areas of study, is incredibly beneficial. Ignorance isn't an attractive quality to have because it can lead to difficulties, hardship and even a lack of trust in your capabilities. Be informed, stay educated- there is more potential for those who pursue an education and in reality, all achievements in life are bred from knowledge, which is true power! And no one can take away your knowledge, it's part of your identity.
3. Education is Never Wasted
Any amount of education is beneficial! Even if you don't end up completing your college career with a degree in hand, the experience of learning, acquiring knowledge and opening your mind to a new way of thinking is simply incredible! I have an undergrad in science with a focus in education and a minor in geology. Kind of random considering I have no interest in becoming a teacher. But for me, as a stay at home mom, I am more equipped than ever to train and teach my kids in their education careers and just life in general! And I have a passion for science which I hope to pass on to my kids! So, love and appreciate your education even if you don't use it professionally.
4. Ability to Add Depth to Conversation
Deeper conversations are born from broader understanding. College allows you to facilitate better communication skills along with acquired knowledge that you wouldn't necessarily have gained otherwise. It's a definite advantage!
5. Acquired Life-Skills
There are so many life skills you learn while being in school. It teaches you to be proactive, to think outside the box, to be diligent and hard working, to meet and exceed your goals, to manage your time well, and to maintain healthy relationships. These are vital life skills that allow you to become a more successful person in all areas of life. That's so amazing to me!
6. Lifetime Relationships
The friendships you make in college are ones you'll hang on to for years to come. You spend so much time with the same people in your field of study that it's easy to become connected and bonded over a shared passion. And at the end of it all, while graduation approaches, you'll desire to stay in touch with your friends even if you end up on different continents, because that connection will always remain.
7. Broadens Your Perspective Globally
Education broadens your global perspective and thus opens your eyes to the realities of our world. It puts you outside of yourself and you're able to grasp how the world operates as a whole and see just how incredibly diverse and beautiful it is. Many people find their passions in college, even if they change multiple times, because you're faced with so many diverse courses and subjects!
For those of you ladies who have had a college experience, what was one thing you took away from it that really impacted you? If college is in your future, I hope this inspired you to pursue your goals and passions! What are you looking forward to most about attending college?