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Settling in College and Choosing a Course

BY: Anisa Author | Category: Education | Submitted: 2011-01-20 20:19:01
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Article Summary: "College is one of the most exciting parts of any person's life but choosing a course of higher learning can be hard especially since you have a world to choose from. Some of the things you need to consider are listed in this article..."


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Education and learning has always been an important part of life. It is very important to consider it as important as eating or sleeping because without education one won't be able to stand the pressures of today's competitive world. It is very important to improve ones qualification and reach the highest level of ones career path since competition is too tough to rely just on one's abilities without polishing them with the power of knowledge and education. Though from the very beginning likeliness or dis-likeliness about any particular subject starts showing however, it is only the entry in to the college life when one need to decide which path to follow.

College is one of the most exciting parts of any person's life but choosing a course of higher learning can be hard especially since you have a world to choose from. For some students, it is pretty easy to choose a course, since they have always wanted to do a particular course. However, for the majority who haven't decided, this is a crucial point; a crossroads that will determine where in life you will end. Some of the things you need to consider are listed in this article, always make sure you have weighed your options very carefully.

Choosing a course is personal, so do not choose a course for any other reason. Do not let anyone else choose the course for you. College is all about specialization and if you want to specialize in any course, it better be something you love and something you are good at. These are two very different aspects, you may be good in something you do not particularly love and you may love something you are not particularly good at. The best option is the latter; but getting a course you are good at and love is the best choice. It will be easier for you to learn and exploit your abilities as a person and as a professional.

While you may love law, consider the fact that some units that come with a law degree include a little bit of math and accounting. While this does not form the bulk of the law degree course, you will still have to go through them. Are you ready for them? Are you ready to work your brain off or you can't stand anything that has math in them? This will reveal a lot of things about your love for law since no one who wants a law degree will see some math units as anything.

Look at the market. This is one of the biggest considerations for anyone looking to pursue an undergraduate course. There are some cases where the market will restrict you to pursuing some courses you may not particularly like. While you may love doing something, what is the point of pursuing it if you do not have a snowball's chance in hell of settling into a career soon enough? While it is important to choose what you love doing, it is also as important to choose something that will get you a job as soon as possible and help you get settled in your career. Having your eyes set on one goal is limiting, always have a lot to choose from. You can always do something about your talents later on but for a career choice, always choose the one that is marketable.

Once you make a choice, there will be those moments of indecision and a little bit of regret but do not let them get into you. After all, you had one choice and one choice was made. Always work on your course with all your might, leaving nothing to chance. Some times it also happens that you have no choice but to select a particular field regardless of you like it or not. If you are the one facing such situation try to accept and adjust as soon as possible. Some people keep on regretting their decision so much that they lose sight of their goal and ultimately perform very bad. Remember this will bring harm to no one other than you so be courageous enough to face and fight whatever comes your way; after all, nothing can stop you if you are committed.

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i am very much impress by this article.i had also done 1 year p.g.diploma course in guidence & counselling. heena parveen 2011-04-18 02:03:50 756

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