I am so excited to share information about college with you! Just FYI, I currently work as a Student Success Coach at Broward College, a state college in South Florida. My job is to advise people who are coming to college for the first time through the admissions process and also help them pick classes for their first semester. Therefore, I help people “see the finish line” all the time, which is what I want to briefly discuss with you today.
To clearly see the finish line while you are attending college, you have to do things that keep you motivated. This includes aiming for a career that aligns with your interests and abilities and one that you are passionate for. I never recommend students to pursue a career only because it pays well. Rather, think about the following question that one of my colleagues always asks students that are still undecided. She asks them: “If you won the lottery tomorrow and money was never going to be a concern in your life again, what would you do for a living?” I love this question because it helps you dig into your likes and dislikes. It is critical that you select a career that makes you happy because you will be taking a lot of classes in this field while you are in college. If you do not like the classes that are related to the career you chose, then chances are you will perform poorly in them. This will ultimately discourage you and that will affect your overall academic progress. So bottom line, make sure you love the career you pick because this will keep you motivated and it will always help you keep your eyes set on the finish line.
Also, consider the career centers many colleges and universities have that help you narrow down career options. More often than not, these centers offer assessments that survey your likes/dislikes, talents, and strengths/weaknesses. The objective of these assessments is to help you narrow down your career search to those careers that align the most to your personality, talents, and interests. If you are not yet enrolled in a college or a university, feel free to check out the assessment the college I work for offers on its website by clicking on the link below.
Career Coach Assessment
To sum up, it is important that you select a career that you are passionate about so that you can enjoy the classes you take, be successful in them, stay motivated, and see the finish the line throughout your entire educational journey. If you are a current college student who is still struggling to determine the right career to pursue, you should check out your school’s career center so you can get advice on picking the right career for you. If you are not yet in college, it is never too early to start considering career options. This can help you save time and money when you get to college because you will have your career and major defined right off the bat. Also, feel free to take Broward College’s Career Coach Assessment to help you get started. But above all, ask the Holy Spirit, which guides us to all truth, to help you decide what career you should pursue. You will not be disappointed!
I hope you found this information helpful. If you have any questions, please post them on this blog and we will get back to you soon. I am confident that after “all your days” when you “prayed and prayed” you “can see the finish line.” God Bless You!