4 Tips to Help Freshmen Pick The Right Future
Today we have guest blogger Pallavi Kalva from THE Ohio State University sharing her tips and advice to help freshmen pick the right future. Pallavi is a freshman studying computer science and engineering. We give her kudos for already thinking ahead when it comes to her education and career.
Here are her 4 Tips
1) High school courses contribute a lot towards your higher education. Start your first year of college with some credit hours in your bag. Whether it’s through earning AP credit or college credit in high school, this will one) save you money and two) give you time to explore majors. Instead of worrying about your general education courses, you can sit through classes to see what you want to pursue in.
2) Math/science or liberal arts? The majority of the majors are divided into these two fields. Pick one and move forward with it. It’ll narrow your choices to something like engineering, business, pre-med vs, political science, education, communications. Anything pop out to you? If so, do your research! Not just about what your college offers for that specific major, but the types of internships/jobs you can get, the job demand, salary, locations, companies, etc.
3) Your advisor or counselor. Their job is to make sure you’re truly satisfied in the path you’re taking. If you’re confused, not sure, or worried, take the time to set an appointment with them and talk it out. Don’t feel obligated to solve everything by yourself, advisors will help you plan out exactly you need to do in order for you to succeed.
4) See what you excel in. The four years you’ve spent in high school should give you an idea of what you are good at. Clearly, if you’re good at something, it shows that you have an interest towards it. So whether it be math, science, history, or English, pick something you have a tight grip on and you’re happy studying.
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