Most students are "in it for the money"

March 27, 2008

A new study published in the Education Guardian finds many university students are selecting their courses based on career plans and employability, not personal or academic interest.  Almost 22% of 130,000 students reported that "getting a good job" was their main reason for choosing a program of study.  17% said they chose their study area based on interest.  55% of students had already determined their career paths after graduation, while just 8% had no idea about their future careers.  The Manitoban (student newspaper)