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post #1 of 30 Old 03-20-2009, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation My Future Career...

I am a senior in high school, and in couple of months im going to start my basics, but my problem is i dont really know in what career i should go for.
Everybody tells ask me "what do you like?" and i always answer "cars".
i would love to enter a career about automotive design or mechanical engineering but i dont really know if i would be able to support a family and give them everything that i never had. Also i would like a career in business, Marketing or Business administration to be specific but still i dont want to make a mistake on my career and be changing in a couple of semesters
any of you guys got any tips?
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post #2 of 30 Old 03-20-2009, 12:54 AM
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We all have changed majors from time to time.

Just don't think that because you are in your senior year, that it is too late to change your major.

That is what I did and I am SO glad that I did.

Money comes alot quicker when you are happy; not the other way around.

In college, keep you mouth shut when the professor is talking and ask alot of questions when they give you the opportunity.

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I love cars, but Im going with my second passion, architecture, because it pays a lot better. Just do what you feel is right and you would have fun doing for decent pay
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You might seriously think about a back up plan when you don't make the money that you are thinking that architecture will bring. Unless it makes you happy!

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Started off fresh out of HS to John Carroll University for Biology major. 3 years later, my organic chemistry prof was like, "what do you want to do with your life?" I replied, "I think nursing is going to be it." Simply put he said, "transfer out now. Do what makes you happy and don't look back."

I "dropped out" in mid-spring semester, never looked back and am about to be a happy nurse.

Point being, only you know you and what is right for you. Realisitically, money plays a big role for a major. Being completely happy doesn't always pay the bills. If you can find a happy medium, great.


Don't be afraid to change your mind while in school....college isn't about what you learn (you won't remember half the crap anyway), it's the experience and the learning of who you are and are not.


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Take it from "an old guy" -- follow a path that interests you. Pursue a career that you enjoy and life will be much more pleasant all around.

And don't worry too much about changing you mind later! Worst case then would be a little lost time. I'd recommend focusing on General College classes in early year(s), though, to minimize the "wasted time" if you change majors mid-stream.
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Don't sweat it, you can even change your mind during college.
It's normal and happens all the time.

I changed my mind about 4 weeks before I graduated High School.
I was all set to go to college and major in Accounting and be an accountant.

Suddenly my inner geek broke loose!
So I switched my focus to the computer field instead.
Not only did I switch majors, but I switched colleges too.

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Sorry, but who is Mike Brady?
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Most core study classes are similar. You'll get a few semesters into college and have time to reflect on what path you wish to follow without wasting time..
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