Relationship Between Major and Future Job It’s a striking fact that there isn’t necessary relationship between one’s major and specific job duties for majority of people. Many people condemn this on outdated education system and some even complain that textbooks are useless. This phenomenon exists for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s a common sense that there always exists a gap between theory and practice. This gap needs to be bridged by continuous exploration of similarities and differences between these two factors and accordingly corresponding modification. Secondly, due to the rapid development of technology, the knowledge from textbooks becomes behind the times soon. And it will lead to the disassociation between what one has acquired in college education and what he does at work. From my point of view, when faced with the disassociation, one should adapt himself to working environment as soon as possible by adjusting his own information system. What’s more important, life-long learning is essential to one’s career success. Even after one reached the required levels from college education curriculum, pursuit of knowledge should never be ceased. Last but not least, we should bear this firmly in mind that one’s ability is valued much more than one’s academic degree.
Vocabulary striking ['straikiŋ] adj. 吸引人的，显著的 majority [mə’dʒɔriti] n. 多数，大多数，多数党，多数派 modification [.mɔdifi’keiʃən] n. 修正，修饰，修改 essential [i’senʃəl] n. 要素，要点 continuous [kən’tinjuəs] adj. 连续的，继续的，连绵不断的 phenomenon [fi’nɔminən] n. 现象，迹象，(稀有)事件 condemn [kən’dem] vt. 谴责，判刑 complain [kəm’plein] vi. 抱怨，悲叹，控诉 curriculum [kə’rikjuləm] n. 课程，全部课程 academic [.ækə’demik] adj. 学术的，学院的，理论的