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shreyans02
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RoyLatham
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10+2 Is The Right Age To Choose A Career

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Started: 1/8/2009 Category: Education
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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shreyans02

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Hey guys I don't have anything to say but I support this topic and I need a good debate against this topic.....Please help..and its urgent
n srry 4 d wrong topic....
RoyLatham

Pro

OK, Pro talked me into taking this. It's a good topic because many of the debaters here are likely to be facing career choices.

I challenge Pro to explain what 10 + 12 means, and to formulate a proper resolution that state what he intends to defend. Until he does that, I will assume that what he means is "Resolved: Age 22 is the best age to choose a career."

Career choice happens is stages. As early as high school a person often must choose whether they want to take a vocational, business, or scientific tract. this may be a formal choice, or it may be in the selection of elective subjects, like whether the person takes trigonometry or history. The focus narrows at the time when a student selects a college. If the student wants to be a physician or an engineer, then he should select a school that has a pre-med or engineering curriculum choice.

The conclusive choice is usually after the freshman year in college, when the student must choose a major. One cannot wait until after college is complete to choose between medicine and interior design. If a career requires no college preparation, then with only a few exceptions it is really not a career, it a job. Consequently, the best time to choose a career is when the student chooses an academic major, usually around age 19.

The notion that after college, age 22, is the best time probably derives from confusing a job with a career. Yes, one must choose a job after school, but that is a choice within a career, not the career choice itself. A job is work for a particular employer, a career is a general field of endeavor. In Silicon Valley, technical people average less than two years before changing jobs. their career nonetheless remains in technology. In the US, this is the national trend. Careers require specific preparation for the field, jobs are transient application of the career skills.

Short job spans are a national and international trend. For example, in Japan there was once a strong tradition of lifetime employment with one company. Under that system, the first job choice had many elements of a career choice, because the "career" was with the company. That system has now all but vanished in Japan. A career is a field, not a company. It is vanishing everywhere.

For these reasons, the right age to choose a career is age 19.
Debate Round No. 1
shreyans02

Con

shreyans02 forfeited this round.
RoyLatham

Pro

Pro challenged me then forfeited. Waste of time.
Debate Round No. 2
shreyans02

Con

shreyans02 forfeited this round.
RoyLatham

Pro

Might have been an interesting debate. We'll never know.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by fo-shizzle 5 years ago
fo-shizzle
what the heck? you tell some one that its urgent that they accept a debate, and then forfeit all \the rounds? how un honorable
Posted by mastajake 5 years ago
mastajake
Agreed with RoyLatham
Posted by RoyLatham 5 years ago
RoyLatham
If the question is whether 22 is the right age to choose a career, then the answer is "no." You need to choose a career at the time when you pick your major in college, usually at the end of the freshman year, about 19. If you want to be a physician, you shouldn't have majored in Art Education.
Posted by KRFournier 5 years ago
KRFournier
TheLwerd, if he had used "10-12", then the appropriate age would have been -2, which is pretty easy to refute. Typo or clever resolution?
Posted by mastajake 5 years ago
mastajake
Is there really any RIGHT age to choose. If I wasn't so nice I would tear this resolution apart with semantics, but considering I dislike semantics used on even myself or to win a debate in general, I shall reframe.

Would you consider a job and a career two different things? - Just curious
Posted by Danielle 5 years ago
Danielle
10+12 is 22... which is the age most people graduate from college, which is about the right time that people start choosing careers.
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