Will my tuition get paid this semester? Can I work a 30 hour work week and still go to school? Will my books be more than my utility bill this month? These are all questions students today ask themselves. Or at least what I begin to ask myself at the beginning of every semester. I believe that as students today we share the same issues as those in 2007.
Though much has changed since 2007 for students the questions all seem to be the same. I feel as if students now are less reliant on assistance today. This goes for just about everything. You hear of more and more students paying their own way through college, paying their own bills, and making sure they save money to keep up to date on the latest technology to stay ahead. Personally, thats a day to day thing for me. With “the next best thing” coming out everyday in the world of technology it’s hard for students to keep their head above water. We become sucked into a world that thrives off of booming technology. Basically, in college if you don’t have the latest iPad, iPhone, iTunes, iWHATEVER you will not succeed. Okay, that was dramatic, but as students we feel that way. The pressure is on, our classes our competitive, and we feel the need to be up to date on technology.
As I prepare for class each day I make sure my iPhone is 100% charged, with back up charger ready to go just in case. My MacBook is on 100% and has the latest update and is ready to get to work. If my electronics weren’t up to par, I would feel defeated and unprepared. Whereas I know my material, I read the chapters I was suppose to read the night before, I reviewed my notes from the previous class. I would still feel as if I wasn’t prepared if my stupid laptop was anything shy of the “next big thing”. So my advice to students in 8 years, “Good Luck” because I wouldn’t stand a chance. I can’t even keep up with the latest version of iTunes let alone the latest version of any type of major technology.