Nowadays，it’s becoming a trend to pursue as many as possible certificates among colleges students in order to distinguish themselves in the fierce competitive job market.
However, the craze of obtaining various certificates caused many problems. For one thing, students prepare for those examinations either through years of arduous self-education or by spending large sums of money attending local training schools. For another, the publishing of examinations-related study materials and the training programs offered, both online and offline, have combined to form a sizable industry.
In my opinion,it's good for college students to have some certificates if they are sure what they would do in the future. In the meanwhile, we should focus on improving students’ ability but not on how many certificates they get. It’s the knowledge and ability they learned that contribute to work not just merely a certificate.
With millions of Chinese college students sitting for qualifying examinations for graduate studies, the craze of pursuing a master degree has become a serious problem rather than a good phenomenon.
An alarming fact about this craze is that most students pursue a master degree are not out of their voluntary will. Some students see it as a stepping-stone while others see it as a good way to avoid unemployment. For both of them, the only thing that ultimately counts is the degree or the diploma which they expect could give them an upper hand against other job hunters.
It is really pathetic to see that students undertake graduate studies with an ulterior motive—not for the sake of loving what they study, but for the sake of merely landing a job, which in many cases might be unrelated to what they have studied. They need to reflect on this craze. Never forget the old saying: every road leads to Rome!