Off to College August 2009


        



Your Major.

It's that time of the year students go off to college to learn, create direction and a career, get away from parents, among other changes for their future. Every August, I blog that no matter what curriculum one takes, it needs to lead to a career when one is finished.

Too many graduates come to see about me about what to do with their lives as they have majored in subjects like Art History, Creating Writing, Theology, and the lists goes on and on especially in the creative fields that simply go nowhere after graduation. Have fun with your creative classes. I think they are important, but there has to be more.

As school is so expensive, it has to have a practical application especially in today's job market. I know that many students will not have the finances to attend the college of their dreams, but start small and transfer later with good grades.

Popular majors today include Film and Communications - everyone wants to express their inner creative and not go corporate. Of course the computer fields and health fields ... still attract students. Technology is always the future.


Elementary and High School.

Grades don't really matter before one gets to High School. Many students appear brilliant in elementary school, but that all changes at puberty when teens often get lazy and emotional problems start to surface. High School is where it really begins ... so pay attention to your teen's patterns and friends.


Finance.

Can any parents save enough to put their children through college these days? Let's hope scholarship money and grants continue in a bad economy. There are bargains on laptops and be sure to check available loans and scholarships.


Life.

In life, we change our careers, partners, homes, and just about everything. When it comes to college, it is often important to select a practical major along with something that holds some degree of passion.





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