Published on January 1, 2016 | Engineering| Entrance-Exams| University
The Tightrope Walk Of Choosing Course and College
Many high school and college students are gearing up for competitive examinations which are just a couple of months away. With so many competitive exams out there it becomes overwhelming for students to gather information about each of them and deciding which exams would lead them to the right course and college. The situation worsens when students start to realize that this is not something that they want to pursue. Also, there is not much information about what that field entails them to do once they start working as professionals there. Clearly, there is a huge mismatch between what students think and what the job actually is.
According to ACT test results, roughly 2 out of three students did not select a major that was a good fit with their interest.
Before you select a discipline for yourself and deploy the necessary resources towards it, it’s crucial to weigh your interests and analyze which course and college would be the best fit for you. Factoring in all these aspects can make decision-making a lot easier and help you channelize your time & money in the best way possible.
Use your talents to build a durable career, not a disposable one
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 80 percent of students end up changing their major at least once.
It’s common to see students choosing a particular career path, later realizing that they have an inclination towards some other field. As a result of disinterest towards the chosen field, they fail to grip the finer nuances and feel the subjects to be too dry and devoid of practical applications. They slog to get “good grades” without ever gaining an in-depth understanding of their field. They keep going just for the sake of obtaining a “degree.”
On the other hand, if a student knows his/her inclination from the beginning, he would choose a course and college that is in line with his interests and would naturally be inquisitive to learn about the subject. He would make efforts to hone his skills in the field and go on to achieve an innate understanding of his/her field.
This is what we strive to do at Navigus; leverage technology such as data science and machine learning to help the students address this very challenging and critical problem of choosing a career path that will help them shape the rest of their academic and professional career.