IELTS Essay: University Education vs Experience.

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Completing university education is thought by some to be the best way to get a good job. On the other hand, other people think that getting experience and getting soft skills is more important. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

IELTS: 40 minutes, 250 words at least


Completing higher education is considered a vital step in one’s professional progression. However, practical skills and experience in a field are crucial for professional grooming and economic independence. In my opinion, some practical skills must be attained by students during their educational journey but they must complete university education in order to ensure economic stability and they shouldn’t be relying wholly upon soft skills. These additional skills must be seen as a top up in their career building.

Undoubtedly, university education promises chances of getting a white collar job. Successful university graduates subsequently enjoy a prosperous and secure future with fewer risks of economic downfall and job instability. Moreover, the first prerequisite for any employment position is most frequently a degree in a professional sphere. The relevant experience follows. So, completion of education is a must for securing a good job.

On the contrary, practical skills and experience are equally important. There are many successful entrepreneurs and renowned businessmen who have had a very tough professional path and they are not highly qualified, yet they are doing well with their businesses. However, we must not forget that entrepreneurship is not a bed of roses and they might have kept their everything at stake while struggling to reach this level. There must be years of countless efforts, struggles, hardships, rejections, and failures.

To be at safe side, it is highly advisable to complete university education before starting a business venture in order ensure the business’s success. Apart from that, some students opt for part time skill development and jobs to enhance their professional capability while studying. In my view, this is really a thoughtful and practical approach towards career building.

To conclude, one must complete education to have wider prospects of a better employment, but simultaneously, one must be looking for opportunities to attain additional experience and soft skills to be self-sufficient and to build a better job profile.

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