Hi, Im a senior in high school and Im 16. In my Econ class, my teacher asked everyone what they want to do after high school. Everybody said something and I said college even though I wasn't sure about my answer. I really do want to go to university but the problem is that I don't know what to study. My mom really wants me to be a doctor(yes I'm Asian) but I really want to be an artist., but i dont want to go to college just to study art. I'm good at math and I'm also interested in business and law. any idea what I should choose as my career? Or what I should study in college?
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Each individual is different, and it is important for each person to determine which career area might most closely fit their personality traits and then talk to professionals in related career fields to determine a comfortable fit.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Ken recommends the following next steps:
As long as you get started somewhere you're on the right path. Most institution have counselors to help you on that path. And usually for the first 2 years of school are usually basic classes
Zahra, Ken provided a lot of great advice in his response. I'd just like to add that it's perfectly normal to not have a specific major in mind before you graduate high school. I'd encourage you to reflect and see what you're most passionate about, then partner with experts like guidance counsellors and professionals already in your fields of interest. It's also common to take general classes in your first semester or two of college without declaring a major. Good luck!