To become an appealing candidate to potential employers, students primarily try to get ahead in their college education. They do not skip lectures, pass all required projects, do a unique academic research, and, all in all – spend years of intense work to acquire a little more than just a basic knowledge in their field. As soon as the impeccable grades of diligent students are recorded into their final qualification certificates, it appears that potential employers do not care about those GPA. They do not even look at the certificate at all. The thing employers look for is something which cannot be done on campus such as internship or employment during college. But what about all those years of academic experience?
Unfortunately, classes cannot count for life experience even if they are practical studies. Nevertheless, it would be fair if employers pay a little more attention to academic experience in certain fields. For example, if a computer science student spent several years programming in C or Java and wrote uncountable lines of code in their academic career, it means the student had quite a satisfactory experience in programming even if it was gained on campus. The same principle may be applied to other occupations experience of which can be gained in classes.
The necessity of gaining an experience through the internship and other off-campus activities is never doubted by students and their parents. The earlier they start to work in their specific field, the better they will do after the graduation. But still, it would be quite unfair if a graduate who can do their job straight after college graduation is automatically equal to any random college graduate. Practical skills and their acquisition strongly vary from one occupation to another, and this fact shall be taken into account by employers.