In a recent study it was found that there are more graduates and PhD students then there are jobs. With the increasing amount of universities offering degree programs, survey reports show a striking number of increase in students with no accountability. Universities arising from every corner have been granting undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees to students, pushing them in the job market. Moreover, the question “where will all these research graduates go?” is becoming a growing concern, with the surplus of these researchers, there are not enough academic jobs to match the supply and demand, leaving a greater chunk of them unemployed or sub-employed.
Universities with sub-par placement programs are not doing anything to curb up this issue and students being left with the question of how to procure a good-paying and industry relevant job. The broader ideologies also play an impact in this entire issue, placing universities under the heat, comes in the quality of education and academic standards.
In a discussion with major employers, it was brought up that employers prefer candidates from accredited universities, due to the academic quality and standards. Accreditation allows universities to provide academic excellence through cutting edge teaching methods, allowing students to receive quality education and stand out amongst other graduates in the job market. Therefore, students are advised to enroll and earn their degrees from accredited universities. Graduates students need to think more about their need for research and professionalism, rather them just acquiring a degree, and focus on the ulterior outcome of their qualification.
Studying at accredited universities allows students to gain marketable skills, have their talent and competency recognized by the employers due to the legitimacy of their degrees and the authenticity of the academic quality they received throughout their program, allowing them to succeed in getting high paying jobs.