Higher Education (University) - Page 8 - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Has my son crippled himself by only getting an associate's degree?
He needs to grow up and face facts. Don't finance him, and let him learn. If he wants to be a graphic artists. He needs to follow his dreams, but has to have a formal training or be super talented. As an employer, I look at education as an indicator of drive and perseverance. Not education only. He'd better have an outstanding resume to get a job, or be self employed. My 2 cents worth.
on Jan 04, 2018
Should I major in what I'm good at?
I don't know what it's like in a lot of colleges, but I wouldn't be surprised if you can apply to a college into some sort of "exploratory studies". In my college the "exploratory studies" program lasts around a year or two and it's geared to people who don't know what major they want and help them decide. Now I say a year or two because that's generally how long it takes people to decide. Also, not to stress you out, but understand that the major you are getting is what you plan on doing for at least 30-40 years, so if you absolutely hate sciences and math I would steer away from that. If you are good at foreign languages, there are hundreds of good paying jobs out there for translators, and international relations. Engineering and Computer Science may pay better (I don't know average salary pay for International Relations), but this is where you think to yourself how much your general happiness is worth. If Computer Science pays $100k a year and International Relations pays $90k but you'll be happier and the work will come naturally easier to you, I would suggest doing that job instead.
on Jan 02, 2018
Not finding what you are looking for?