Rayhan
How do people go about selecting a college major or future career?
Apr 17, 2017 6:57 AM
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I'm graduating from college in two months!

When I was in high school, I took an interesting class on the environment. It was my favorite class in high school. I also liked drawing and painting and considered art school, but I thought I didn't have the talent or motivation to make it work -- being an artist is a difficult job, and it's hard to make money. So, I decided to study environmental science. I didn't know what career I wanted out of it, but I just knew that it was a topic I was interested in.

While in college, I took a variety of classes, and realized that I really love ecology... wetlands, soils, biodiversity, weather, earth systems... and I also decided to study geology, too. So I'm graduating with a bachelor's degree in environmental science and a minor in geology.

In my last year of college, I also decided to start taking education classes. Each week, I volunteer in classrooms that teach science to children. I think that I might want to teach environmental science, outdoor education, or work for the National Park Service and interact with the public

So, I would say... 

First, find what interests you. What are your hobbies? What do you love to read about? 

Study that subject in college. (Note that you don't *have* to go to college; you could be a mechanic! an electrician! those are great jobs too.)

While in college, talk to people, go to events, take interesting classes; try new experiences; find out what you really like!

When you graduate, try to get a basic job somewhere in that field. Then see where it goes from there! You don't need to have it all planned out from the start; rather, figure it out along the way :)

That's what I did! Good luck :D

April 17, 2017

Rayhan, 

Select a college major which offers a program you are interested in learning.  If you want to learn about engineering find a good engineering college, if you want to be a lawyer find a good law school.  

Find a career in a field that you will enjoy.  Consider your likes, dislikes and hobbies. If you don't like something don't go into that career field.  Remember a college education is a few years, a career might be the rest of your life. 

Life is too short to do something you don't like. 

April 17, 2017

I think ,my humble point of view,You have to select the college according to three factors :

1_Desirability

You have to like what you are going to study or you have to study what you like.

2_Opportunity

Are you going to have an apportunity to work through the department you have studied. 

3_Ability

You should be able to practice and apply what you have studied. 


April 17, 2017