How To Choose The Right College
- November 24, 2023
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Careers
Barack Obama gave this advice to his daughter:
“One piece of advice that I’ve given her is not to stress too much about having to get into one particular college, just because it’s not some name-brand, famous, fancy school doesn’t mean that you’re not going to get a great education there.”
Why do students pick certain colleges? We’ve heard every reason imaginable!
For example, we know of students who apply to a certain college in Mumbai because there are a lot of film shoots and they hope to bump into an actor or two. Other students like the canteen facilities!
The choice of university or college determines your path to the right job, the right career, and the right environment, which is why you need to spend time weighing possibilities and seeing where you fit best.
When does the planning begin?
Imagine what career you see yourself pursuing and then work backward. Higher secondary school or Std VIII is the ideal time.
Here are some easy steps to follow –
⦁ Research and shortlist a few institutes that will help you launch yourself in a career that is suited to both your passion and aptitude.
⦁ How do you find out which course suits your passion and aptitude? – Take our Free Career Quiz to find out –http://www.futurefocusindia.com/free-career-quiz
⦁ Find out what do you need to qualify – the admission pre-requisites
⦁ Check out the faculty and if possible meet with them. Talk to the Head of the department in which you plan to study with and see if they can connect you with other professors who can tell you more about the programme.
⦁ Consult and discuss your options with friends and family. It is a great idea to connect with professionals from the field you wish to enter.
Excerpts from The Teenager Today – Article by Margaret Da Costa