November 2002
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University? No way! Not Me!
By Christina W., Fredericton High School, Fredericton, NB

Trying to decide what to do after high school can be a tough decision for some students.

In my case it is very easy. Ever since I was very young in junior high, I have wanted to be a hair dresser. I don't know what gave me the idea but I have wanted to do it for years.

I could never see myself going to university, mostly because my marks were never the best but also because I find it a waste of time and money. Though it is important to further your education after high school, universities do not offer something for everyone's interests. The way I see it is why go to a school where I am going to spend more money and take forever to get to where I want to be.

It takes one year to get your certificate for hairstyling and costs around $6000 depending on where you go, but after that year, you can start your career. Some people think that going to university is the only way to get a good paying job. But is it really worth spending all that time and money?

I think I will just stick to hair dressing. That's what I like and I'm determined to show everyone that there are other ways of getting good paying jobs and making lots of money without going to some ritzy university and wasting your money on a career that may never happen.


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