Remember how we used to imagine what we would like to be? Choosing a course is one of the most important decisions in our lives. After college graduation (once we have our dream job), your careers will act like a mirror and give you a piece of who you really are and what you are good at. This is also the reason why everybody tends to look at universities and other learning institutions as foundations before entering the “real world.”If you still have no idea what path to take, or if you have no idea what course to take before entering college, think AHEAD. These guidelines would help you figure out what you’d like to pursue:
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Who am I right now?
Take time to recall your attitudes, achievements, and aspirations.
- What do I enjoy doing?
In what areas do I excel? Usually, we do things well because we love doing it. Remember the things you are passionate about, and the activities you did that gave you a lot of fulfillment.
- Science or Arts?
Be involved in social activities such as seminars, community programs, and other curricular activities that will help you develop your skills and flesh out your interests.
Have your goals set. List down what you want to achieve in life. Do you want to be a doctor? An astronaut? Aim high but remain realistic. Are you disciplined enough to take medicine? Do you have the concentration and will to keep in tiptop shape for space flights?
Engage yourself in career guidance seminars or workshops. Take time answering personality or career tests online with your friends.
Attitude determines your perspective in life. Own that positive attitude. If you wish to be involved in the health care industry, believe that you have what it takes to be a good nurse or doctor and act on it!
Dig up pieces of advice. Don’t be afraid to seek advice from your parents, career counselors, and friends. Listen to their ideas and suggestions before making an informed decision.