Certificate Craze On Campus
In recent years, getting a certificate has become a new craze among college students. Just randomly ask a student on campus what he or she is busy doing; quite possibly, you may get the answer that he or she is preparing for a certificate of some kind. Why does this craze appear?
There are mainly two reasons behind this phenomenon. First, it is the employment pressure that forces college students to get more certificates. With the admission expansion of colleges, a lot more graduates have to face the fierce competition in the job market. How can one make himself more competitive? More certificates at hand, maybe. Second, diploma and certificates are still important standards by which many employers measure a person's ability. In order to increase the qualifications for a job, the students compel themselves to run from one exam to another.
From my point of view, we should be more rational when it comes to certificates, since certificates do not necessarily prove one's ability. Being crazy in getting certifications blindly is nothing but wasting time. To conclude, we should focus on improving our ability but not getting a certificate of no practical value.
It is quite a common phenomenon that college students are enthusiastic over getting all kinds of certificates, such as accountant certificate, teacher certificate and so on. What is the reason for that? And it should be advocated or not?
In my opinion, there are two reasons accounting for the phenomenon. For one thing, many students think that the more certificates they get now, the more chances they can get a good job in the future. They are told that the companies or institutions think highly of the certificate when interviewing. Therefore, they try their best to get all kinds of certificates, even though some have no any relationship with their majors or interests. For another, following others' choices is another reason. A number of students go to purse the certificates because they find that many classmates around them are doing that so they think it would be safe to follow others.
From my point of view, it is not wise for everyone to follow other's steps to get all kinds of certificates. I consider that we should make our choices combining with our own concrete conditions. Besides, certificate is not the only one criterion to measure our ability and we should not be too enthusiastic over it.