When selecting a college major do you give importance to career path, compensation and upward mobility?
What was your thought process like?
If you pick a college major based on above 3 factors, you are making a huge mistake.
I was chatting with my uncle about his son’s MS in USA plans. He received 4 admits and I was giving my opinion about the universities, life in USA and explaining the pros and cons of each university.
During the conversation, I explained about importance given by parents and students to career path, compensation and upward mobility.
Two weeks back, I met a recent high school graduate. He’s waiting for his 12th grade results. He wants to study Electrical Engineering, then MBA and find a job in a Bank/Financial Sector.
My question – “If your aim is to work in financial field, why do you want to study engineering?”
Likewise, many of you reading this article selected a college and major based on career path, compensation and upward mobility right?
If i look at frequently asked questions by prospective students, top questions are about job opportunities and time to pay off the loan.
I want you to think and reflect why you gave importance to career path, compensation and upward mobility.
- Did you even question the decision about choosing a college major?
- What was your thought process when deciding to study graduate degree in foreign country or even college degree in your home country?
- What other factors did you consider?
- Did you even consider any other factor?
- Did you make the decision?
- Did your parents make the decision for you?
Share your thought process with in the comments section below.
Let’s take a deep look into your decision-making process and questioning ability.
Reason I wanted to you to question the through process about career and majors is don’t be a sheep.
I’m seeing lot of students choosing a major, just because their dad’s friend’s son got a good job after studying a certain degree in certain college.
Dig deep into your heart and determine what you like about your interests and career. Then make a decision. Not just based on someone’s interest and recommendations. Here’s another student blaming his parents – My Parents Literally Destroyed My Career.
Start questioning. Get Better.
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