Choosing Your College Course

A Career Day is being held in high school, particularly in senior year, to help graduating students to choose their college course. It is not a decision to be done lightly. An individual should think about the course he/she will take up in college because it will be the basis for the profession he/she will have after school.

Before Career Day, I already knew what I would take up in college. Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. I was told by my Mom to take it up because she failed to do so. It was her dream to have an Accountant for a child and since I was young and “brainwashed”, I followed my Mom’s directive to take it up. Let me point out that I wanted Accountancy, too, since I fancied being licensed. I went to the prestigious University of Santo Tomas, the oldest and one of the most revered universities here in the Philippines. It took me 4 years in college to finish my course. After graduation, I went to review for the board exams. I took the board and became a Certified Public Accountant 6 months after I graduated in college.

I went to work in an Auditing/Accounting firm 3 months after I passed the board. I worked as an Accountant for 10 years before I quit the corporate world. I learned how to become a work at home consultant and never looked back!

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
– Confucius

My advice to those individuals in the process of choosing their college courses, think a million times before making your final decision! You need to make sure you are excited about the course you are taking up. You need to find it in your heart that you will be happy with your choice. You need to be passionate about your course so that you won’t be working a day in your life.

Don’t choose a course just because it’s the “in” course of the season. Trust me, you will find something to complain about when you are already working. I’ve seen it happen to some people I’ve worked with.

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