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I Have hard time choosing my Course..

Lately my aunt asks me what course would I take, And then I realized I haven't thought of that, My mind is set on my plan to pursue Doing webcomic or maybe streaming, But lately I realized that the plan I have made is risky, But I don't know What course I would Take Because I haven't Plan that far , And also I'm little bit pressured because of my cousins course, All my cousins are all taking engineering courses, I'm sort of a Black swan In my family, I ain't smart like them all I got is my skills in art..

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Rebecca’s Answer

Hi, I have also realized that there are a lot of new careers appearing these days, e.g. YouTubers / LOL, Gamers, etc. People may have multiple occupations at the same time. It is very different from traditional careers.
If you are interested on Art regardless it is Web or other channel, you still need to learn the knowledge and skills. I believe there are some courses available on Web Design and Art. You can explore those courses available and attend.
Different people have different talent. Your cousins may be gifted in Engineering and your strength is art. Everyone of us is unique. God makes men / women whom have different strength. We play different roles in the world. We should not compare.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Kody’s Answer

Kenth,
Everyone has given great advice here. But do not forget, that taking school courses are very expensive. If you don't know what you want to do for a living, don't begin taking random courses. Sometimes, it's best to start working and slowly find what you want to become. I have a lot of friends that got a four year college degree and aren't even using it. They spent four years of their lives working towards something they did not want to be. So take your time with these big decisions. Take a year or two off. Find what you want to be first :)
Thank you comment icon yes maybe I will, thank you. Kenth
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Fernando’s Answer

Don't get pressured into a path you don't want to. If your passion is webcomics there are a lot of good art programs to pick from. Another good fit would be to take some courses in writing, this would go a long way to help you out in webcomics. At the end of the day make a choice that aligns with what you're passionate about. Take your time, most of didn't have things fully figured out.
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Heather’s Answer

Hi Kenth
Taking away your family pressures, what could would you LIKE to do and think you would enjoy and apply yourself too?
Try not to worry about the end result - the career - at the end of the course. Often times, people go into careers not strictly relevant to their degree course. This is because most of the popular degree routes don't have enough jobs at the end - or - people complete the course and decide the career is not for them.

If it's possible, try and keep the course "general" rather than super specific, if you can, so that you can apply it to more career options in the future.

I would not choose a course your family wants, but that you are not interested in, as it is you that must complete the work and exams, not them.

Also - your life does not hinge on this one decision. You have a whole life time to try new and different paths, please don't worry too much that this 1 decision is so important, mostly, just do what you enjoy.
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Juan Lorenzo’s Answer

Hi Kenth,

Always remember that you are you and not your cousins. Every individual excels at something and it is our task to find out what that is. If you believe that you are skilled in arts, then try to use that skill and improve on it. Try reading different degree programs offered by different universities and see where you could improve on your skill or where your passion lies. Also, try browsing job postings related to the interests you have in mind, webcomic designing and streaming, and read about the responsibilities of professionals in that field and see whether your passion is inclined to the tasks they perform. Do explore your options but never limit yourself to the "standards" you think exists around you.
Thank you comment icon Thank you, I will keep it in mind. Kenth
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Pro’s Answer

Try an Interdisciplinary, Liberal Studies, or General Studies major, that will let you combine multiple interests. Or an Individually Designed major that you can even name yourself.
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Dave’s Answer

Kenth, I agree with what others have offered in way of advice. A couple things to keep in mind, most people change their career choice in college at least 3 times during their 4 years at a university. The reason for that is people take courses in computer science, biology, chemistry, etc... and realize what they do or do not like or what their strengths might be. I encourage people to start taking college courses and find out what they enjoy, and it will help lead you towards a career. What I would also challenge you to think about is, what is a sustainable career long term. I know you mentioned steaming, and although that might be a hot job right now that will quickly become irrelevant in the future as that becomes flooded with people and hard to make money at. So you could think of that is a short term income stream while you pursue an education in coding or web design.

Don't jump into a career just because your cousins are doing something, you need to enjoy the work and it needs to be something you are good at. Or else it will be short lived. I have seen a lot of people pay for schooling and either not graduate or not go into the field they went to school for because they realized they didn't enjoy it.
Thank you comment icon Thank you very, That made me realized something I will keep in mind what you have said. Kenth
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