Hey Young Girl (An Ode To The Queens of 2015)
― Dr. Seuss
5) Begin with the end in mind but be flexible… Plans change and they can change drastically. Yes, you may come to college and be “absolutely” sure you want to be a mechanical engineer but by the time you graduate you have decided you want to be an English teacher. That is okay! When I say write a tentative five and ten year plan I mean this find out what are the things that you desire most within that period of time (on one side write a list of things that are non-negotiable meaning things that you will not settle for less than and on the other side write a list of things that are okay if they change). Some people are dead-set on what they want to do with their lives. I will use myself as an example when I went to college I just knew I wanted to be an oncologist. Six years later I am about to start law school. But this is only after I forced myself to struggle towards a degree in pre-medicine that I knew wasn’t fulfilling me or living towards my life purpose. A good way of finding out if that major/career is for you is by interning. You can find internship opportunities through your school’s career services office (Again, this is a service you’re paying for. So use it!). Make sure on day one you’re preparing yourself for the real world because the next four years are going to fly by.