五、Taking Part-time jobs
Taking Part-time jobs
There are many advantages for a student to have a part time job. For instance, it helps him to realize that no success comes from nothing. It enables him to be independent and builds up his self-confidence. Therefore, part-time jobs can get the students out of the ivory tower and give them the opportunity to know more of himself and of his personal value in society.
As everything has two sides, the disadvantages can’t be ignored. Part-time jobs cut into students’ study time; some even become so preoccupied with making money that they can’t focus their attention on studying. In the end, the students may fall behind or fail in their studies.
In my opinion, students may choose to take up a job according to their own situation, but they should keep in mind that the most important task for a student is studying. So it is up to the student to to keep a good balance between studying and part-time job, putting his study on top of the list.
六、Wealth and Happiness
Wealth and Happiness
Everyone wants to get wealth. In today’s material world, making money or becoming wealthy symbolizes a person’s success and capability. Many people make every effort, pay any price to attain greater wealth. With money, they can buy large apartments in nice neighborhood, own stately luxury cars and have high social position. Wealth seems to bring all happiness in their life.
In my opinion, people cannot do something without money, but money is not everything. What wealth will bring you depends on your personal belief and goal in life. If you are kind enough to help others, especially the poor, being wealthy is a good thing. With money, you can do much more for the benefit of people and your country, and to your own happiness. If you want money just for your own needs, you will never be satisfied, nor will you be a happy person. In a word, your wealth does not always go hand in hand with happiness. Only when one makes contributions to the society can wealth bring happiness to his life.
七、Advantages of a Job Interview
Advantages of a Job Interview
In the present employment market, a job interview has become a must. It is advantageous not only to the interviewer but also to the interviewee, simply because it can promote mutual understanding between them.
During the job interview, the interviewer bas the chance to tell the interviewee something about his company, for example, the job vacancy, the working conditions, the annual welfare and so on. By asking the interviewee some questions, he gets to know whether the interviewee is capable of doing the job in his company.
For the interviewee, the job interview gives him an opportunity to present his academic knowledge, his background, and his interest in the job. By asking and answering questions, he can show the interviewer his personality, self-confidence and potentiality. If both sides are satisfied with the result of the job interview, the interview may turn out to be a “win-win” practice, to the satisfaction of the both sides.
八、The Rush of Going Abroad
The Rush of Going Abroad
In recent years there is a great mass fervor of going abroad. To achieve the purpose many people spend a large sum of money and a lot of time preparing for various examinations, such as TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS, and so on. It is a great investment accompanied by great risk. There must be something attractive enough for them to take such an important step in life.
China is a densely populated developing country where living conditions are and working opportunity is not so desirable as those in some developed countries. Consequently, it will be more competitive to seek careers and achieve success. While some foreign countries, such as the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia, or even Japan, can afford better education and living conditions—that’s why so many people seek to study abroad.
Everyone has the right to choose his own way of life. As for me, going abroad is too expensive and time-consuming. Since many ambitious young people have gone abroad, it may be less competitive to find ideal jobs at home. Above all, if everyone leaves his country, who will shoulder the task of building our homeland? I prefer to stay in China, and my career is right here in my country.
1. Do you think it is easy for a college student to find a good job?
2. What is your future plan?
3. What is your favorite hobby?
4. Could you introduce some changes in your hometown?
5. Do you think an interview would play an important role in job-hunting?
6. What do you do in face of difficulty and failure?
7. What do you think about good manners in our daily life?
8. If you won 500 million dollars, how would you spend such a large sum of money?
9. Who can be your friends?
10. Where should students live, on campus or off campus?