How many of you students are eating Ramen noodles every night because you are broke? How many of you have walked into the college bookstore feeling rich, to find you're walking out with only pennies? How many of you have little to no money, and yet you were paid yesterday? These questions are those associated with the role of a cash-strapped student. The definition of a "role" is basically a position a person plays in society, and what others think and expect of them.
When we think of colleges and universities, we imagine a prestigious atmosphere, with luxurious buildings and architecture. In some cases, students’ parents pay for this “up-scale” lifestyle, but for the most part, it’s paid for with loans. Realistically, a student in any college has less in their wallet then one would perceive. Many students work part-time jobs in order to maintain a day-to-day living. Most students are living away from home for the first time, and incur expenses that generally would have been taken care of by mommy and daddy. It’s here, in college, that a student begins the true process of being an adult, planning like an adult, and living as an adult, despite not having a lot of money.
In conclusion, a role is one that someone perceives a person to be. This blog provides clues to the role of student who struggles with day-to-day finances. I’d like to say that I am now officially a member of the club.
The first link is just a question posted on YahooAnswers and it shows a lot of (either in college, or college graduates) telling a little bit of their college life, and how it was hard for them to save their money, or how hard it was to pay for all sorts of college expenses.
The second link is a website that gievs some reasons why college students are broke. It states the problem students face, and the end result.