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It really depends on what you are interested in pursuing. This is going to be your long time (committed) career, so choose wisely. Can you see yourself working in a hospital all day as a nurse? Do you see yourself working in an office sitting in front of a desk all day crunching numbers? My father was pressuring me to go down the nursing route when I was in high school, and at first, I believed what he thought, but then after I finished high school, I had a big interest in business/math which directed me to accounting. I changed my major at the beginning of my freshman year in college and I am so glad I did. This career choice needs to be made by you. (In the end, my father is proud that I chose accounting/finance as my degree/career path). Also, in a realistic matter, I wanted to choose a career where there was work available right after college. In my opinion, those jobs are: IT, HR, nursing, marketing, and accounting. Just be aware of that, keep it in your mind, everyone needs a nurse, accountant, IT, etc. As for choosing a university? Well, I did not have the option, honestly, and chose the closest university from my home (1.5 hours there and back everyday), thankfully, they had a really good business/accounting building. So whatever career field you choose, make sure the university that you pick is focused on that education. If you come to the US for college, there are Cal State Universities (CSU) and University California (UC). I went to a CSU, and it was a really broken down college, but I was there to get my education and go home. CSU is also cheaper and much easier to get in (back in 2011). If you are looking for the American experience and you do not have a budget, you should choose a UC. As for the UK, my husband is from there, he went to Brooks College in Oxford to get his accounting degree and I have been on that campus and it is a very nice campus. Best of luck to you, Holly!
Alexandra recommends the following next steps:
- Hobby and Career are two very different things: Hobby (you don't have to go to college for) & career (you need a degree and will get a job after college)
- Research colleges and ratings
- Go to Ratemyprofessor.com and see what students rate the colleges and professors
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