Making the choice to go to college is a big decision that can alter the course of your life. The idea will likely fill you with excitement, determination, hope, and perhaps a little apprehension.
Giving yourself the gift of education is one of the best ways to transform your life. It is an investment that will pay you back throughout your lifetime.
Here are six reasons why you should consider getting your college diploma this year:
1. To advance your career
Earning a college diploma opens the door to a variety of opportunities that otherwise might not be available to you. The knowledge and skills you gain from a formal college education will set you apart from many other candidates when applying for jobs.
Education can also provide you with increased job security, which means you would spend less time jumping from job to job and more time improving your skills and climbing the ladder to success.
Building a career is a long-term endeavor and something you work towards every day. A college diploma gives you the foundation needed to begin this journey so that you can enjoy a fulfilling career path that will last you a lifetime.
2. To increase your earning potential
A study conducted by Statistics Canada in 2018, showed that those with a college diploma or equivalent earned 18% more per hour than those without.
Earning your diploma gives you a competitive advantage and, in turn, can increase your earning potential. Employers are always on the hunt for college graduates; professionals who are eager to apply their newly acquired knowledge and training to a workplace setting. Employers are looking for candidates who can prove that they have theoretical and applied knowledge in a particular field, something that is cultivated in a college setting. Completion of a college diploma gives you leverage and the ability to enjoy more job opportunities, a higher pay scale, and job security.
Sundance College provides its students with workplace practicums in addition to classroom learning. These two elements combined make for a well-rounded and proficient college graduate; someone who is very attractive to an employer.
3. To pursue your passion
Perhaps you dream about helping people and would like to become a Community Support Worker or a Medical Office Assistant. Or maybe you are a whiz with numbers and fancy a career in Payroll Administration. Whatever your passion, earning a college diploma is a good starting point when setting out to achieve your dreams and change your life, and hopefully, in turn, the lives of others.
4. It’s a short-term commitment with a long-term gain
Education is one of the best investments you can make in yourself and earning your college diploma does not have to take years. Some programs, such as the programs offered at Sundance College, can be completed in about 10 months! The goal is to start enjoying your new career as soon as possible, right? Earning your diploma will require less than one year of dedication and hard work but will set you up for a lifelong career!
Additionally, Sundance College offers a variety of student funding options that are tailored to each individual student. Sundance’s financial aid, scholarships, and laptop program are all designed to make going back to school as seamless as possible, regardless of your financial situation.
5. It’s convenient
Not everyone who wants to improve their career prospects can physically attend college. That is why we have been offering our programs online as well as on campus for years.
Distance learning allows you to achieve your diploma from the comfort of your own home, with the luxury of fitting your study schedule around your work and personal life. This setup works particularly well for those who have full-time jobs or young children to care for.
At Sundance, our top priority is our students’ success. We strive to provide an understanding and accommodating atmosphere at the college so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed.
6. It’s a great way to network
A recent LinkedIn study showed that 85% of jobs are filled via networking!
Going to college is a great way to network and develop professional and social contacts in your field of study. At Sundance, your instructors are successful industry professionals who can share insider knowledge and tips and tricks for success. They are also great contacts to have as you begin your career.
The practicums included with our programs also provide great networking opportunities directly in your career field. With hands-on training from Sundance College along with your practicum and networking resources, you are well-positioned to start your new career.
With a college diploma in hand, people have better job opportunities, earn more money, and develop a skill set that can never be taken away.
At Sundance College, we work together towards one common goal – supporting our students on their journey to a new career and a brighter future. To find out more about Sundance College’s Diploma programs and the range of Career Services offered to graduates visit our website at www.sundancecollege.com