A university degree used to mean more in the past than it does today. Those students with "hot" degrees like computer science or finance are more likely to get a job than someone with a "cold" degree like music or geography. Should universities give priority to practical or traditional courses?
Interest Is the Best Teacher
Should practical courses such as finance or computer science take precedence over traditional ones like Chinese or philosophy on account of employability? Personally, I disagree with the assertion.
First, the crux of the matter is for students to pursue a subject that interests them. Admittedly, one might attain a satisfactory salary working in the field of finance. Yet, if the individual makes the choice of studying finance entirely out of the consideration of' money, it is very likely that he will have to sacrifice his passion in exchange for monetary reward, Thousands of people are trapped in a job that they cannot stand; and in retrospect, they often regret that they have forgone their true interests, In addition, one's passion in a certain subject is one of the prerequisites to make a difference. A large number of successful people have professed that the ultimate secret of their achievement lies in the fact that they love what they do. Therefore, they are constantly motivated to go the extra mile and exert more effort.
第一，学生可以选择自己感兴趣的专业，这是最主要的。诚然，在金融领域工作的学生会非常满意自己的工资 。但是，如果学生只是因为钱的原因而选择金融专业的话，那么，他很有可能会牺牲掉自己的兴趣，而换取数量可观的工资 。目前，有上千名学生不能够忍受现在的工作；回想起来，许多学生经常会因为没有选择自己所喜欢的专业而后悔 。此外，学生在某一领域的兴趣爱好将会是他们创造不同的前提条件 。许多成功人士说，他们成功的真正秘诀是因为他们从事了自己喜欢做的事情 。所以，通常他们会更有动力，会付出更多的努力 。
In the final analysis, albeit that it seems to be a prevalent trend to choose one's major based on the prospective salary, I believe that one can only live life to the fullest by following one's heart Therefore, universities should not be too utilitarian or unduly focus on practicality; instead, learning institutions should provide students with the courses that they really enjoy.
1.Universities are obliged to furnish a well-rounded education.
2.People often feel out of their element if they have been misplaced in afield which does not appeal to them at all.
3.Pragmaticism often undermines the underpinning purpose of higher education.
4.Universities by nature should be all-encompassing.
5.Students should be able to choose from a wide range of subjects offered by universities.