Best of luck!
Which university you get into certainly has an influence to your future path.
If you already have strong interest to a particular field,
Such as computer engineering, arts, medicine,
It is worth researching for which universities are known for these field,
Not only will these universities be more likely to offer a great academic course,
You can also gain a vast network of connections with alumni who are already in the field,
Which will help you immensely when you look for internship opportunities,
Or to start your career in that field.
Also take a look at the surroundings of the university,
What extra curricular activities they offer and student organizations they are known for;
See if they match your caliber and aspirations.
Just know that certain big companies have their favorite universities to hire from. They tend to pick most of their hires from a handful of universities. Each company has their own favorites. If you have a specific career path in mind, or company in mind , I'd suggest researching where most of their hires are from, in that region. Hope this helps!
Yes and no. Relationships and networking you conduct in college can be one of the primary ways to launch a career. In any industry, despite how we interact, opportunities come down to who you know. Where you go for school can play a big part in that. That said, your intellect and body of work speaks loudly, so regardless of where you go...if you are good enough, they will find you!
Jessica Sera’s Answer
There are many factors that will affect your career path. The college or university you end up going to is one of many factors. For example, colleges and universities offer many programs and majors. Some schools may specialize in certain careers such as nursing or teaching careers. Depending on what you want to do, I would research a couple of schools to see if their majors interest you. Also, it is completely fine to be unsure about which major you would want to be! I myself had switched majors a couple of times. Because I went to a big university, there were so many majors, and I had the flexibility to take different courses, until I decided on majoring in Psychology and Education.
Regardless, all colleges and universities will surely open up opportunities for you to pursue a career. What matters the most is whether or not you take the opportunities presented to you. I highly recommend becoming involved in clubs, organizations, or jobs on campus. This will help build your network and open many doors for you to build a career path.
Best of luck to you!
If you are unsure about what you want to study or what field you plan on starting a career in you may want to choose a larger university with more options for majors and fields of study. For example, a small liberal arts college may not have a molecular biology program. Going somewhere without a diverse set of majors may limit you or not expose you to something that you may otherwise not been exposed to.
As other posters mentioned, the variety of experiences you will have should also be a strong consideration. Your field of study is only one part of determining your career. Who you meet, what non-academic programs you are a part of, where you live, etc will influence who you become. This is as important as what you study.
Whatever you choose, try to make the most of it.
Lauren Grzyboski, CFE, CAMS, MBA
Really good question. I don't think going to a specific college will affect your career path. At the end of the day I really believe the amount of effort and the way you apply yourself will help you determine how to succeed beyond college. If you capitalize on the opportunities in front of you at whatever university you choose, you'll set yourself up for success in the future. I recommend getting involved in organizations at your university that you are most passionate about, but also organizations that you think will help build your academic studies.Your involvement in those will help differentiate you from your peers when you are ready to graduate and apply for jobs. It's really important to build your resume through experience and even internship opportunities when the time comes, but also through networking and connections. When choosing a university, definitely look into its campus life, what organizations they offer, and if they have a diverse set of majors to pick from just incase your first choice doesn't work out. Once you're in college utilize all the resources offered to you, especially the university's career center for guidance on your future.