The argument about whether or not universities have to responsible for providing undergraduates with ability and aptitude that will be essential for their future career, has sparked a heated debate. In my opinion, teaching students to apply their knowledge and skills to face a future career is the main function of the universities.
The main functions of the universities can be divided into, first- educational purposes and second-improvement of social skills. This means that students are taught to a totally different academic level. Unlike students at school who are passive learners, college students are compelled to be active. They will be taught about how to express their ideas, and how to adapt to an academic atmosphere. For example, they will learn about presenting an opinion and ways to defend it. As a result, it will shape their mindset and in the same way, enrich their knowledge about a subject of their study.
However, learning lots of knowledge will be pointless without improving social skills. This means that the students have to be taught about building a professional relationship in the future, for instance, interpersonal relationships. If they never learn this skill, they will face a challenging situation at work. Consequently, their relationship with other people will not be improved, and it might be difficult for them to have a successful career. Although many courses at Universities have covered specific subjects such as organizational skills, this does not mean that all of these subjects are relevant to students’ future career. On the contrary, the students need more additional knowledge to improve their experience.
In conclusion, universities have to teach their students both academic knowledge and organizational skills. However, since these subjects are not fully covered by most courses in the university, the students need to improve their skills by themselves. If the students fail to master these two skills, they may face a problem in their future careers.