Do you know what you want to study in the university?
One of the crossroads young adults encounter is choosing the right course. It can determine how your career goes, and, by extension, your overall satisfaction in life. Meanwhile, picking the wrong course could mean extending your university education and needlessly spending more money.
If you’re unsure about what you want to study, let alone what career path you want to take, you could look into programmes that provide counseling. Universities in Singapore may offer course guidance to students, with brochures and module synopses.
Here are the factors you need to consider when choosing a course.
Determine what it is exactly you want to do.
Your interest is an important consideration. There is no point in studying a course that does not fit your interests; you’ll only end up bored and not content. Consider your hobbies because they will hold the key to your future professional life.
Ask for your parents’ guidance.
Your parents will always want what is best for you, and so their opinions will matter. They can give you valuable advice on what course is more practical.
Make a decision between passion versus practicality.
There is a major conflict between your passion and what is realistic. What you love doing might not help you land a lucrative job in the future. Some people find the right balance between the two, and others tend to compromise, sacrificing one for the other.
You will be fortunate if you can find a course that you love and find practical.
Learn more about the courses you find interesting.
Finally, dig deep. Get a hold of a course outline. Read more about the disciplines you want to explore. And consider your capabilities for meeting the requirements of that course.
Choosing the right course requires careful examination of what you want and what you hope to achieve for your future in Singapore. So take your time.