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Unable to select a right bachelor degree for me

I am in 12th grade right now, I've taken humanities, I am interested in interviewing celebrities and traveling the world, what will be the right career for me?
How can I get a job in foreign countries?
I want to get a job ASAP!
To earn well, so that I can fulfill my dream of traveling the world.
PLEASE HELP THIS CONFUSED SOUL! #career
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Vivian’s Answer

Hello! I think it's super normal to feel the way you do at your age and even well into college. try to focus on your basic courses during your first year of college while you still get a footing for your degree. It's a good idea to have a degree as a fallback or edge up on competitors when applying to jobs. You can always consider journalism, communications, or an English degree to aid in your goals. Internships are always a good idea to look into as well. Look at companies or media outlets like E news, Extra , or Bravo, to see what they require for enternships and if they have student internships that offer experience while earning a degree because often times they will hire you after graduation. Look to see which schools they work with the most too, because certain schools offer programs with great intern connections. Hope this helps, and remember, dreams are worth the hard work and patience.
Thank you comment icon Hey! Thank you so much for answering my question, I appreciate it. Diya
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Brynna’s Answer

Hi Diya! This is a great question and you are on the right path of thinking about this early in your educational career. When I was a senior in high school I always knew I wanted to be in the entertainment industry because I loved TV shows and movies, but I also loved sports. When I went to college I began taking many marketing and communication classes to help me figure out what I liked. My favorite classes were entertainment and sports marketing. I was able to see and learn about the behind the scenes of working in a huge industry that I loved so much. I then took that and began applying to internships. In college I interned with 3 different professional sports teams doing all types of things. I would work on game days and get to experience what it was like to prepare for a major league soccer game, or during the 7th inning stretch at a major league baseball game I was able to get involved with the crowd and use a tshirt shooter, and when I interned with a professional hockey team I actually was on the phone selling tickets to people to come to games. I learned so much about being around professional athletes and how to act in a professional setting. I now work for a large entertainment company and am on the advertising side of things. Before the pandemic I loved to travel and now my job allows me to have many perks of traveling that I can choose to take advantage of. In college take classes that interest you but also classes that seem challenging that you can learn from! I hope this helps!
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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Diya! I think humanities is great, I was a Psychology major and graduated from the Humanities and Social Sciences area of my university. It's normal to feel confused, but it seems like you have some insight into what you would like to do. Possibly you can study tourism and that could help you travel more, explore different countries and learn about different cultures. If you also like humanities then you can maybe take up sociology or psychology and learn about how society is or how the human being is; this could also help in traveling as well especially for sociology as sociologist can study different societies and how they function. If you like journalism you can also major in Communications or English! I know there are many different options but I would maybe recommend to check out some college campuses beforehand and see what they offer in terms of programs and connections in the future. Also in the U.S. they have undecided major options, so if there is that option for you, and you are still unsure you can declare undecided. Basically, you enter college uncertain of the major you will be and take classes in general education courses; afterwards the end of your sophomore year you pick a major and then complete the requirements in it. This option is helpful, especially since even though if you have a major you will still need to take general education classes; therefore even if you are undecided you will still be completing requirements that are needed for all students. These classes can also offer insight in what you would like do as well. I think that the best way to decide what you would like to do is research and talk with others, group tours on college campuses help you connect with other alumni and offer insight into your future career paths!

I hope this helps!
Best of luck!
Thank you comment icon Hello! I'm so thankful that you answered my question. Diya
Thank you comment icon You're welcome! Yasemin G.
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Sanober’s Answer

Hi Diya!

What a cool field you are looking into. I would suggest looking at what kind of supplemental courses you can take online for free on websites like coursera, so that in addition to your high school education, you get to dip your toes in subjects like public relations, communications, journalism before deciding on a major for college. You can get a feel for what you like and what career you may want in the future.

Best of luck :)
Sanober
Thank you comment icon Hiya! I appreciate it so much that you answered my question, means a lot, thanks for the help, sending love. Diya
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Emily’s Answer

Hi Diya!

I hope you are doing well! I would definitely recommend looking into journalism! I have had a lot of friends study this and all have loved it because like you, they had related passions. And if you have the opportunity to study abroad in college, I highly recommend you take it! This would be a great way to gain experience. You can often take classes of your choice in a foreign country. Additionally, when I studied abroad in Spain for a semester, some of my colleagues were able to get internships instead of taking a full class load. This would be a great way to try out working in a foreign country and it may allow you to develop relationships and retrieve some contacts that could be helpful down the road.

Hope this helps! Best of luck in everything!!

Sincerely,

Emily
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Chris’s Answer

Hi Diya,

I hope that you had a wonderful New Years Day!

I understand your confusion. I also had so many conflicting interests at a young age that choosing a degree was a challenge for me; in fact, I decided to join the military while figuring out what I wanted to do (definitely not for everyone) so that I could travel then pursue school. During my work in the military, I realized how much I enjoy developing employees, so I ended up getting a Bachelor of Organizational Leadership and now am pursuing a masters degree.

The point here is that it's normal to be unsure of what you want to do throughout life. I've found that no matter the job, there are pros & cons (and great and terrible days); this in mind, finding that right balance of pros and cons can take time but proactively trying new things will guide you to your "fit".

Best of luck on finding your path forward and throughout life. I hope that the nexts steps below help!

Take care,
Chris

Chris recommends the following next steps:

Create a LinkedIn to connect with professionals in your desired field(s)
Reach out to professional working in you desired fields; tell them that you're a student interested in what they do and would like to set up a time for a video chat.
Write down what you like/dislike from those conversations then weigh your best fit or 2.
If college/trade school is required, look into admissions requirements for desired educational institutions.
Keep in touch with those professionals that helped you and help others get where you are when you get to the top!
Thank you comment icon Mr Chris Revis, Big thank you for answering my question, means a lot, take care. Diya
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