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Blame your varsity? Blame yourself

NICK OEHLEY
Last updated 05:00 15/01/2013

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It seems to be a common theme these days for people to look to blame everyone but themselves for their problems.

In a country that likes to cut down the achievers, we also seem to be a country of people incapable of owning up to their own shortcomings.

Universities run a business. Students are the commodity. There never has been, and never should be, a requirement for them to provide career advice to the people who walk in their doors.

So to say that it's the fault of the universities that you walked in their door, took the classes and left with expectations of a guaranteed high paying job is like blaming McDonald's for your weight problems.

Students need to take on the responsibility and do the research into the job market and their intended area of work to find out what they need to do in order to succeed.

Universities will teach you what you need to know in order to do your job, but they won't teach you how hard you need to work in order to succeed.

The only person who can teach you that is yourself.


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