How To Choose A Course

July 19, 2018

Choosing a course is one of the most mind-boggling things that a person has to do in his/her life. Usually, we choose a course when we’re still young and not mature enough to fully understand its scope. We feel that whatever college majors we take is somehow going to define our life and tend to feel immense pressure while choosing a major to pick the right one.
What to study in college and what should I go to college for are two questions that we want to be absolutely sure about before we choose a course.

And more often than not, students tend to look to their peers, parents and teachers to find the answers as to what college majors to choose. They end up being a part of a larger trend and decisions made this way don’t really bring out the best in students.

Not many students realize that choosing a major is an extended process of understanding oneself. So, choosing a major based on your personality is the right thing to do. We can understand that how to choose a course that fits you or what major is right for you are questions hard to answer. It’s always too simple for someone offering the advice, than someone who’s taking it; we know that.

However, based on our experiences with the students of different age groups and our understanding of their mentality and aspirations, we’ve compiled these tips to help you find out the answer for the questions of what to study in college and what should I go to college for?

Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is a crucial thing, not just for a student but for any individual to move forward in life and achieve their goals. However, not everyone takes it seriously. Before we embark on a journey, no matter in which field, it is important that we know who we are. In lack of that understanding about oneself, we end up making the wrong decisions. You should make it a point to evaluate yourself and know exactly who they are. They should be sure about their personality traits, strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, temperament and so on. They ought to consider these attributes every time they take a major step, as this would ensure that they’re always on the right track.

There are fields that require high level of patience, proper planning and execution for a person to be successful in and there are others that need more out-of-the-box thinking and creativity. So you need to carefully consider your options. For instance, if you’re someone that likes moving around and enjoys being out in the field, well, a desk job is not for you. Always think of what career path is going to take you down and judge whether or not you’ll be able to work efficiently in the different environments. Keep in mind the kind of person you are when making that decision.

Interests

This brings me to one of the most important aspects you need to consider before choosing your career : your interests. There is this saying; it goes “If you love what you do, your work will never feel like work.” So while you’re evaluating yourself, also take time to find out the things that interest you—the things that you really enjoy doing. The thing that you love, if you do it as a profession, you’ll not just be very good at it, but you will also never be stressed out or exhausted. The people who love what they do are the happiest and the luckiest people. And all this starts with you choosing the right course in your college.
So, explore a bit more and find out if there are colleges or universities that offer the subject matter you’re interested in as a course of study.

Expertise

Now it’s time for some bitter truth. It’s not always necessary that you will succeed at things that you’re interested in. In that situation, you’re left with two options: either you can keep following your dreams or you can explore a bit further and find out what you’re good at. Every person is good at something or the other. If the person does what he’s good at professionally, regardless of his/her interest, he’s bound to be successful. This option is more practical, and it also acts as an effective option in the scenario if the interest thing doesn’t work out.
It is very important for a person to realize that talent works in two ways—either a person is born with a talent or they have to work really hard to get it. Now, it doesn’t mean that the one with the innate talent doesn’t need to work at all; s/he just needs to do toil relatively lesser, and that’s it. So, once you know what you’re good at, learn everything about it and become an expert, all of which starts with joining the right course.
We hope that the tips and the details mentioned above helped you realize the fact that choosing a major based on your personality is the best thing to do. Deciding how to choose a course that fits you or what major is right for you are things that you need to consider only after you know for sure what things you’re good at and the things that interest you.
All you need, at the end of the day, is self-evaluation and self-awareness, which you can achieve with a little bit of thinking. So, congratulations for your result, and best of luck for your future. Make the right decision, choose the right course!
At Samriddhi School, we don’t just teach students what’s in the books. We motivate them to ask themselves these vital questions and guide them to make the process easier. Being a teenager is confusing, especially when it comes to understanding who you are and what your aspirations are. We understand that completely and we cater to your academic needs accordingly. At Samriddhi School, we help students figure out their present to be better prepared for their future.

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