Why you have to plan what course you want in college
It’s been a while since I posted my last article here. I thought I wouldn’t be able to write again because of my schedules but here I am writing this article for those who wants to pursue in college.
I know that some of you are now thinking about the courses you wanted to take in college. I’m also sure that your teachers/instructors will guide you in choosing the best course for you. However, I’m also aware about the situation you are into for I’ve been there aw well.
For some, especially senior high school students are now thinking what course they want to pursue, the problem is they only think but they don’t plan which is why I want you to understand how and why it is crucial to make your own plan in choosing your course in college.
Planning is far more different than just thinking because when you think then you just imagine but when you learn to plan whatever you are thinking then there is a big chance for your success.
So, why is it important to plan your future course you want to take in college? Well, there are so many reason for that and some are the following;
· Financial stability- can your parents or guardians afford the expenses until you graduated?
· Is your interest, hobbies and passion inline with the course you want to pursue?
· Did you chose that specific course by your own free will or you are just influenced by your peers or maybe your parents?
· Will this course still be in trend in the next 10 to 15 years from now?
How are we going to solve this hindrances and finally choose the right course for ourselves?
When it comes to financial problem, there are three ways to overcome this hindrance. First you may search or inquire in public colleges or community colleges just make sure you take action as soon as possible because the slots in these colleges are limited. Furthermore early inquiries will give time to think about the courses they offer as well as the time to change your mind and find another school where they offer the exact course that you desire.
The second one, if in case you wanted to enroll in private schools or universities the best possible way to enroll without worrying about the tuition fee is by applying for scholarships. The best example of this one is academic scholarships which as we’ve all known is a grade base scholarship program, the higher your grades the better offer you’ll get. In some cases if you are an athlete there are special scholarship for that so long as you play for the team. Now if you think that you are neither academic achiever nor an athlete, it’s alright because some school offer student assistance program wherein you’ll have to work inside the campus as student assistant and in return you’ll get tuition fee discounts- the rates varies depending on the school tho.
Lastly, you can just find some work and become a working student but make sure you can manage your time.
Now in choosing your course in college think about what you desire, your hobbies and your passion then find a course that you think suits this criteria. For instance, in my case I chose three courses base on my preference, the first one was bachelor of science in Accountancy- I included this because I took accountancy business and management in senior high. My second option was Bs. Biology which is my favorite that’s why I included it on my list and the last one was Education which to be honest I don’t know why I listed this lol!
The list I made was good and it did help me to decide what course I should take.
As you can see, I did not listen to my peers nor to my parents in choosing my course. I alone decided what course I wanted to pursue. I didn’t consider if I’ll be happy in that particular course, I just think about the future. If I pick BSA would I be happy? No I guess not because I hate accounting although I love mathematics but then again if I choose bs.biology can I afford it not just financially but the time I need to give up just to finish what I desire the most. Lastly, If I ended up in BSED would that be enough?
In the end, I chose BSA which I think the most practical option and hopefully in the near future it will still be in trend despite the continuous advances in technology.
You see, planning is crucial not just in deciding what course you want to take but almost in everything. Just because you desire this particular thing the most doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll follow it. In every decision we shall balance everything because anything too much is harmful.
I remember depending on scholarships when I was in college since my parents can't afford to send me to University. I agree, as a student who lacks financial privileges like others, we need to work doubly hard to achieve what we're aiming for. Maraming opportunities available, basta lagi lang on the look out at wag susuko :) Planning for the future involves careful consideration and eventually enjoying your chosen course :)