Re: Has college or an institute prepared you for the real world? (i.e work)
College is not just about the hard skills.
so for example, when I did my electronics degree, it's not just about building circuits, or learning communication theory.
the reason that you write reports in college is that in real life, you have to write reports.
the reason that you're given vague assignments, (like build an X) is that you have to select resources, evaluate them decide the best then build. - you have to do that in industry too, and it doesn't matter that you'll do that in a team, because it's pretty hard on the reason of the team if you have no experiance of doing that and have never done it.
team assignments teach you to work as a team.
deadlines teach you to work to deadlines.
The thing is college does not give you work experience, and does not "prepare" you for work.
College teaches you things, whether that is facts of skills.
Those facts and skills help you once you've got a job.
(and those skills are why most people without college/university education do not climb as far career wise as those with.)
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."