Another goal I had during my first year of college was to figure out my major. Being that there were many options, it also became an obstacle. Knowing that people often change their majors more than once throughout college, I decided to take various courses that were part of my GE in order to give myself time to think about potential majors. Throughout the span of those courses, I was able to learn about various majors as I met new
First of all, from personal experience, college is a struggle for those who know what they want to
Exploring Psychology Careers Sara M. Covey PSY 305 February 6, 2015 Dr. Sheila Rapa Exploring Psychology Careers Everyone who decides to enroll in college must, at some point, think about what area they want to major in. There are many things that students consider when choosing a major. Some make their decision based on what they think can make them the most money once they begin their lives in the work force. However, many students believe that if you choose a major that interests you and challenges you then you can use those skills that can help you in any career. (R. Landrum & S. Davis, 2014) Let’s face it. Employers know that when they hire someone straight out of college they are not immediately going to know
In Katy Hopkins article choosing a university or college is important because you have to go to college and start training for your career. As Katy Hopkins stated in her article choosing a college always make sure to look at the courses they have to offer, college rankings, students life, athletics, and financial aid.
With such a large number of choices, the decision of a career major can appear overwhelming. Do you follow example of your parents? Do you take after the way your friends are taking? When you have a career major decision narrowed down, what do you think about that profession? Do
It is much easier to explore majors in a community college. Once you understand the differences and similarities it is easier to choose what type of college you want to go to. College is expensive anyway you look at, but if you go in with a plan it might make it a little easier. Whether it is a community college or university, at least you are getting an education. It is nice to know that at least you went to college and you have some type of higher education background. It is hard and stressful choosing a college but it doesn’t get any easier from here.
Moreover, someone once told me “major in something that will make money and minor in something that you love”. When choosing a major people need to understand the financial side of a career path. Students should also do research on the employment rate for future years of their desired major. A physiology major cannot expect to make the salary of an engineering student. The university can only help you so much. While in college, students should focus on networking, becoming involved on campus and doing internships in order to obtain a job and not solely rely on the university because it is a competitive job market and companies want to hire the best of the best. Students need to “brand themselves”. Furthermore, SUNY Buffalo created a program known as the “Finish in 4” program should be incorporated in universities nationwide. Through an extensive but yet rewarding program students have the ability to graduate debt free, but they obtained it through hard work. It is a stress reliever for students because now they will graduate knowing they have a full time position waiting for them upon graduation. When students graduate they receive this paper known as the
My parents never pressured me to choose a certain major or even a specific college, except that I wasn’t going to MTSU. They didn’t think it gave a poor education, the problem was it’s practically in our backyard. Chances are I would have lived at home and not been able to experience the social aspect of college. In his article, “Colleges Prepare People for Life” Freeman Hrabowski states, “Yes, colleges prepare people for jobs, but more critically, they prepare people for life.” I have always believed that you learn more from college
My father was a photographer back in Vietnam and also he had a love for computers. My father fascination with technology became what is my passion today. Ever since i was a child, as far back as my memory can go, i have always been surrounded by technology. Even though we had lived in a third world country and our technology was not advanced as other countries, I was still fascinated by how these machines works. Moving to The United States of America had a bigger impact on my passion than ever before. America is a first world country with all the new technology, in Vietnam, we still had big box TV, landline phone, motorcycles, big computers and more, and that all have changed in America, where everything is smaller and more compact, such as
Although I excelled in high school biology and health classes, I knew that choosing a major down that route would never be an option for me. I wanted my major to be one that I was passionate about, making learning something I craved to do. At the end of junior year, my school
University or Community College. Ever since I can remember my parents told me that college was key to being successful in life. If you didn 't attend a good college your life was most likely not going to be a very happy one. This message has stayed with me throughout my
In the beginning of my college search I had no intentions of attending community college. I began having thoughts of not continuing my education past high school, but something was not right. This is the point in which I decided I still needed to continue my education, but was not prepared for a four year institution. It was one of the best decisions that I have made so far in my short life. The individuals I have met, the courses I have taken, and the opportunities I have had so far has allowed me to create a better self as well as preparing me to continue my education at a four year institution.
College Readiness Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to have a spectacular career, I wasn't sure which one I wanted, but I knew it had to be something I was in love with. As I got older I realized more and more that a college education would be the essential in accomplishing this goal. Many great careers require a high level college education, therefore getting this education early on will enable me to be successful.
The college major that you select impacts the types of jobs you will be qualified for upon graduation.
After reading several “This I believe” essays, I took out a piece of paper and pencil and jotted down some of my beliefs. As a child growing up in Belize, I recall conversing with my elders about the different many beliefs and values date back before there was any radio