If I am unsure of which job field I'm going into, how do I know whether I should go to college? Should I take a gap year?
I am very much considering taking a gap year, however some people around me seem to discourage it. I know I do not want to go into college if I go into a field where it is unnecessary, such as filming, which I am considering. Any suggestions? #college #career #career-choice #careers #gap-year #undecided
If you are considering a gap year, you should be certain to have a concrete plan of what you want to accomplish during that time. Otherwise, you risk loosing momentum and not going forward with your education. For example, if you start working, it will be difficult to return to school, even though it will help in the long term. And without a plan, you won't learn more about what you like and don't like.
Taking the time to find your interests and narrow down your field of study should be your focus. The gap year could help do this, provided you step outside your comfort Zone during that gap year. This could include travel or internships in a couple jobs you are curious about, or studying a new language far from home, or auditing some free college classes (at community college or online).
I'd also ask people around you why they are recommending against a gap year, ask why 5 times and you will get to the root cause of their reservations