College is a time for students to “discover what they love to do” (Source B), which may not have been what they originally thought it would be. Many students use college as a period of academic experimentation before deciding on a career path they will tend to follow for the rest of their life. Students are exposed to a majority of fields in their generals and are able to weed out what they do not like to
As an individual who’s been drawing and painting since before she could even hold a pen – apparently, I used to spill my grandma’s tea and make shapes with it – art has always been my favorite pastime. It’s tranquil and relaxing, and mixing paints is the most satisfying experience. Thus, it’s no wonder that the activity that I’m most invested in is art.
We need to find something can get us out of bed and be excited about. We can only stimulate our unlimited potential when we are doing something we love and enduring to the end. Therefore, Moncur encourage us to choose a major that we really
Over the years, I have flirted with visual art. It started with pencil drawing, continued as an affair with marker illustration, then a dalliance with lettering, and I now have a relationship with photography. However, my favorite art will never be displayed in museums or galleries. It is not static and immutable. Rather, my chosen medium is fluid, living, volatile. No matter how well rehearsed, it will never be the same again. That’s the beauty of performance art.
In the contemplation of art, or rather the conceptually intangible definition it currently possess, it is imperative to be mindful that “art” has been utilized as a promotional device, ceremonial item, aesthetically purposed article or perhaps none of these or all. It is because of this vague term that Carolyn Dean, in her text, “The Trouble with (The Term) Art”, makes a case for the consequences of applying the term “art” in societies that lacked such a notion which also accounts for the Western-centric lens the field intrinsically utilizes when viewing non-Western art. The claim is deftly supported by the utilization of expert accounts in the subject, alternative perspectives for what is considered the current norm, and self-examining questions,
We really don’t know if we will end up likely the career we choose to study for. Students spend so much time working towards a specific career that some of us will end up sticking with the unhappiness that we feel towards that career just because we spent so much time and money on that degree. It’s like buying a ticket for the wrong movie. Somehow you mix up the titles for a movie you want to see and one you don’t. If exchanging that wrong ticket isn’t an option, wouldn’t you rather sit through that movie and hope it entertains you rather than wasting the money by throwing that ticket away?
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
I love the humanities, I love everything about them from the feeling of reciting one of Juliet’s soliloquies from Romeo and Juliet in front of full auditorium; to the tedious work of editing a story I’ll never publish. Everything the liberal arts degree has to offer gives me an adrenalin rush. It is my dream to become a journalist with the old fashion purpose of “bringing the facts to the people”. It is my dream to be a New York Times best seller, or poet, or pianist, or actress. But I’m going for my nursing degree. All those dreams are lovely but it’s always been my goal to be independent. A science education is the best way to get there. If the humanities offered a solid future I would pursue it, but to pursue the current liberal arts degree is to take a risk; a risk I can’t afford, risk many can’t
Union University Art Gallery plays host to several different artists’ galleries throughout the year, for free and open to the public. Currently on display is “Hodgepodge”, a collection of about ten canvases by Brian Bundren. While Bundren has been painting and displaying his artwork for quite some time (his first gallery was in the mid-1990s!), “Hodgepodge” contains paintings only from 2013-2016.
Cecilia Gaposchkin wrote an article over the movement of students who pick major that interest them more, rather than a practical job. Gaposchkin believes this opens their creativity and leads them to be a more critical thinker. I agree with her agreement, on more of a personal level since it relates to me. I chose to be a art major, for the fact of my interest and strengths. My parents on the other hand, think it’s not the best idea but i have no desire to change my major to please anyone. I’m not strong in other courses, and they do not interest me one bit so i feel the motivation is already lost. MY weakness will become my straights through my major though since i won’t be forced to improve my study skill through courses i don’t want to
Deciding on a college major is huge, but what's even greater is the variety of career paths available through Liberal Arts. I went this route because it didn't limit my choices or pigeonhole me into one option. I've changed my mind a few times, but at the same time, I am learning the sociocultural skills needed to work anywhere. Baker and Baldwin (2015) emphasizes “exposing its students to a breadth of disciplinary and interdisciplinary experiences; helps them develop strong analytical, communication, and conceptual skills; and encourages them to engage in social and political issues to develop their attitudes and skills as effective citizens” (p.253). This is a positive argument against critics who constantly bash the ongoing staying power of the Liberal Arts program.
When I first went to college I was seventeen years old with a knack for writing, an investment in history through story-telling, and curious about group dynamics, psychology, and sociology. When I was seventeen these weren’t the words I used to describe my interests in continuing education and because of this I remember scanning through majors that didn’t fit all my interests simultaneously. For a moment, Liberal Arts caught my eye as it gave me the freedom to explore my own identity. However, upon sharing this out loud with those in my mesosystem the underlying message of choosing this major ultimately
“I think I am able to handle having a double major and being on the ensemble because I have that personality where I like to stay busy,” she said. “I have to make sure my work is done and done within a reasonable time before I go relax or I go out with friends.”
“Too many students aren’t sure what job they could get after four, five, or even six years of studying a certain major and racking up education loans”(255). Singletary is given the fact that numerous students are confused on their own majors even though they have studied for years. And parts of the students even start realizing their majors might be in a hopeless employment situation after they graduate from that particular field. Therefore, before choosing a field of study, it is necessarily worthwhile for students and parents to check out the majors whether in the highest or the lowest unemployment. According to new statistics on unemployment for recent college graduates by The Huffington Post this June, majoring in social science and creative fields, such as anthropology, film, fine art, etc. have earned the top three of the unemployment rate. In contrast, engineering technologies, math, and computer science remain at the top of the employment chart. Alex Tabarrok mentions the harsh unemployment rate in his article, “…More than half of all humanities graduates end up in jobs that don’t require college degrees…”(250). The society has never shown mercy to students who are unlikely to be employed with the majors they have. Graduating without employment must be one of the biggest nightmares for most students; however, selecting an in demand major can surely decrease the chances of being