Do you know what you want to do in your future? No, you do not! Then you should not get worried now because you are not the only one who does not have a clue about their study, profession or any other life important decision. This, however, becomes a problem after finishing the 10th class because for the first time you solely have to choose subjects which kind of manifest your future work life. Management, Medicine, IT or any other subject of these thousands of being offered – how should you choose one of them if you do not even know what you want to do in your future?
CDN has the answer, presenting you four general tips to choose any subject in the higher level:
What do you generally like to do? What gives you struggles when you do it – and what gives you joy? What types of features make you special? What are your dreams?
Questions such as these – are usually overlooked and often are too complex to answer. But even thinking about what you would say if someone asked you these questions brings you not only closer to answering “what you want to do in your future”, it will also help you to know yourself better. Additionally, this will simplify your self-evaluation process which is clearly a tough thing to do. Knowing the answer to these questions will effectively narrow your huge choice of subjects down that you might take in the higher education.
- EVALUATION BY A THIRD PERSON:
Our second tip is connected to our previous one and it comes into action as a follow-up. If you are unable to evaluate yourself (it is harder than one thinks), you can just let yourself be evaluated by a third person, which can easily be done by your family and friends. The people who know you best might be able to reveal hidden skills and features which you were not aware of. For instance, they remember you being a good organizer of meetings and parties or being a child which always asked about different vehicles and whole-heartedly dismantled their toy cars!
Even if you don’t have anyone right now who could do this for you, there is the possibility to do a self-assessment test online.(http://assessment.careerdishanepal.org/) Along with that, you can get the consultation by a professional to help you to find your main personality, peculiarities, interesting tasks, skills and recommend the best matching professions for you.
- CONSIDERATION OF GRADES:
A glance oatyour latest report card will tell you a lot of things (not everything). Firstly, it will show if you fulfill the requirements set by the college/universities itself (e.g. entrance examination). Secondly, your grades show the subjects you have a talent for and most importantly for those you don’t. Knowing what you cannot do helps you choose the subject you can do because, for instance, if your physics grade is your worst one and this has been the case for your whole school life, then you are not made for any physics or mathematics related subject like IT or Engineering. This, of course, is a really obvious example what will unlikely be the case in reality but looking at your report card will give you some flashbacks about the time and feeling you had while being in the class studying this specific subject, thus helping you to remember which once you liked and which you did not.
- GO AND TAKE THE INITIATIVE:
The final tip, we have for you, is only sensible when you, hopefully due to our previously presented tips, have already chosen a smaller range of potential subjects. The fourth tip advises you to go to the college/university which offers you your preferred subjects and (if possible) attending some classes in the subject you might study in the future. This will clearly give you a bright impression of, firstly, how it is to study this specific subject and, secondly, how the daily life on the college/university is. You can also exploit this opportunity and ask everyone out about the things you always wanted to know and could not find an answer elsewhere. Talking to teachers, students and soon to be graduates might require confidence but the true and realistic insight you will get from this is worth it. If in the end you decide for this college/university, you already have some friends who you can ask about the things you will not understand in your first semester.
There are only advantages, so go for it and make the plunge!