Choosing a degree program and career, not an easy job?
Let’s admit it. Not every student is gifted with the clarity and calling when it comes to choosing graduation programs / specialty for higher education. Many follow the trend – the ‘in’ specialty – or their peers.
This could prove to be counterproductive in the long term.
The ‘in thing’ may not last, or worse, a student could realize midway that it does not interest him / her. Following peers could lead to disillusionment. What to do then?
Allow us to suggest a way out.
This advice is of course for those who aren’t sure about the program / specialty to choose.
- Reflect: Go to a quiet place and ask yourself sincerely. What are you good at? What comes easy and naturally to you? Which topic resonates immediately? This method could remove the cobwebs from your mind and help you shortlist specialties.
- Research: Find out everything that needs to be found about every specialty you would have shortlisted. Figure out the level of comprehension for each. Finalize or shortlist further.
- Research more: These are probably the most important aspects to consider when finally choosing the graduation program. What is the scope of chosen program’s career? Can you develop passion for it? Does it fall under ‘jobs that won’t exist in next 20 years’? If yes, drop that choice right away.
That last question and subsequent suggestion was perhaps the most important one.
With the frequent introduction of newer technologies and innovations, many jobs have already become irrelevant and many more would cease to exist in near future.
Ensure that the program of your choice does not lead to such a career disadvantage.
Finally, remember that studying abroad requires substantial financial and emotional commitment. Therefore, choosing the appropriate program which would set you on the path of your true potential is the most important decision of your life. Choose wisely.