Our Facebook fans overwhelmingly chose a full scholarship over a guaranteed job. From avoiding debt to getting on the right career path, our readers picked their education first. Read their responses below to find out more about why they choose a degree over job security.
Voted for a Guaranteed Job:
Chris Smith who studied at McLennan Community College: Guarantee of a job hands down.
Candice Milliner who studied Business Management and Psychology at University of Phoenix: Guaranteed career with good benefits
Voted for a Full Scholarship:
Tashanisha Lopez: A full scholarship, I'm not done yet, after my Master's I want my Doctorate.
Kelsi Schenk who studied Exercise Science Pre-Physical Therapy at Spring Arbor University: I'd rather have a full scholarship because it doesn't matter if you are guaranteed a job if you don't have the money to finish school.
Katherine Graebel-Khandakani: I don't celebrate Christmas, but I wouldn't turn down a full-scholarship.
Alena Cosman De Somer who studied at Utah State: Full scholarship.
Babalola Sunday: I prefer FULL SCHOLARSHIP.
Benjamin Tarsa who studied at Georgetown University: Full scholarship, so when I get that job I can start fresh without debt.
Kevin Broadnax who studied Biomedical Technology at Albany Technical College: Full scholarship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hareem Shafi: Full scholarship. What will a job do for me if I can't even get through school?
Rocky Bennett-McNabb who studied Psychology at McLennan Community College: a full scholarship. I know that with the education I receive....I (can) get a great job. I will be successful and a full scholarship sure would be a wonderful gift.
Princess Powell who studied at Southwestern College of Christian Ministries: A full scholarship because I don't have to worry about paying money back to the school or loans which would put me in debt.
Jacob Krogmeier who studied Athletic Training at Tabor College: Full Scholarship. The job will come to someone who is willing to work for it. And most coming out of college are willing to work for it because they just went through college to get to their career choice.
Melissa Rubio: A full scholarship. I at least want to graduate from college, and have my family there. I would love to see their faces, they'd be so proud of me, especially my mom and grandpa.
Letty Morales who studied at University of California, Riverside: Full scholarship. That way I won't worry about paying for loans right away.
Joshua James Smith: Full scholarship hands down having school paid for would be my job guarantee.
Even in this economic climate, students seem focused on achieving their academic goals first and graduating with a fresh start. Despite the economic climate, more and more students are working towards higher degrees.
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