On the early years of life, I already decided on which courses I would choose from when I enter college. I was so excited thinking about the things I could do when I get to the field of those things I had in mind. Back then, I always thought about being a nurse and being a journalist. I wanted to be a nurse because of the environmental factors. My aunts are nurses and I see how much they improved their lives and I just wanted to be like them. But one thing I could not take in by taking the course is that I am so scared of blood that the mere sight of a tiny drop spins my head until I go white as a sheet.On the later years, after I joined journalism contests, I was so fascinated by how I could affect people with writing. How I could make them feel with words planted a desire for me to become a journalist. And then one incident happened to a journalist which made me scared to become a journalist. One broadcaster was taken hostage for bringing in news to the public. The thought about being a hostage made me more of a coward than I already am. When I got more matured, I realized that there are more courses I could choose from which made me think a million times over as to which among these courses should I take? Should I become a Sea Farer? How about an Engineer? A Psychologist perhaps?So many questions flooded my mind and I decided on which course to take with these things in mind:
Yes, the world outside your classroom will not be as easy as it seems. You may have the best credentials your school could have, but in the real world, finding a job for a not so in demand jobs will not be that easy anymore. Your competitors will be the experienced, someone with better credentials than you have, a person with Masters units and so much more. You will actually be very lucky when the company would prefer fresh graduates but these companies that prefer such are most companies that doesn’t really give so much value to your course and believe that people with your course can just come and go.
Your hobbies, skills and interests
I was a scholar in college. And because of the scholarship, I am only limited to a number of course that the department would accept. For this scholarship, I ended up getting a course that is far from my taste nor interest. I finished the course and was even a dean’s lister for some semesters but never fell in love with it the way I love journalism. The course I had was an in demand job but because I was never interested with it, I never get to nurture my skills garnered during the university life and ended up regretting it. But of course, I don’t just give up easily with my dreams and used my diploma to get a job so I can study whatever course I would want next.
Availability of resources
Money would always be a crucial thing in college. You have to make sure that you can sustain whatever course you wish to take. You may think of ambitious courses like being an astronaut but only having enough money to study locally. We should be able to understand that not all of our wishes could come true instantly. If you do not have the resources yet for your dream course, then you can take whichever course that will still be within your interest and use it to work your way to your dreams.The things I enlisted here will not be all but you might be able to get some tips on deciding which course you should take from the list of courses you are introduced with.