What’s going on in a student’s mind?
Parents and students themselves sometimes need to understand why in the first-place students select a particular course of education? One reason could be to improve the opportunities but also because there are family members who are also in the same line of expertise and are successful too. It does not happen to every one of us that we find those subjects that we actually like. Because until you learn and master a subject you like, you will never know. Therefore, when students choose the subjects they want to master, it is not entirely because one knows that he or she likes it, it could also be because of parental guidance, peer pressure or simply because of market demands.
Most students make plans; foresee their careers as being an administrative manager, marketing executive, chief sales officer etc. These plans that young minds make are in the form of aspirations and dreams that they want to achieve sooner or later. They think that picking up the right course of education is very important to pursue their dreams, which is true. They think that careers are another stage of life just like their education phase; where one tends to make unarmed decisions about their career. There is too much though processing that happens at the end of graduation for a student, it could be in the right way or the wrong way.
Most of us do understand what peer pressure is. Sometimes the fact that as experienced as we are, peer pressure does get to us. The same situation arises many times with the students as well. Students are forced into making decisions that they ideally would not want to make. For example, taking up a wrong course of study. This would then lead to choosing a career which would not suit him or her basically because one would not have enjoyed working through the course. So basically, when your graduation certificate certifies you in a certain stream of education that you originally didn’t want to be a part of, then one will quite naturally get interview calls for the same line of work that you had studied for. So then at the end of the day, career is not in the path that one had wished for. So, there goes the first way of making a wrong career choice.
Parents have always been the guiding stars in our lives. Sometimes we as students tend to make decisions based on what our parents have foreseen for us. But one must realize that just as much as we want to respect the decision that they take for us, we must stop to analyze if that is a career that we can afford to take up. This could be an immature way of choosing a career.
Students sometimes make this mistake of choosing a certain stream of education based on what are the prevailing circumstances in the market economy. Based on the on goings of the economy, some of them choose their career path. But little do they know that by the time they graduate and enter into their respective careers, the needs and demands of a certain market economy would have changed. Therefore, it is best if one can choose a career that he or she likes to be a part of. And to do so, the student must choose his line of education where in his interest lies.
A very common but the most prevalent issue amongst the young ones nowadays are that they are always confused. With the countless number of options and career ways that one gets to observe these days, it is quite confusing for many of our students to date. This is all the happening of modern technology that the world now moves on.
The first and foremost action that students need to take and believe in, is to find the correct stream of education that they would be interested in for a long term. It is all about the knowledge and intelligence that one possesses to take up certain skill. Therefore, find that subject where in your interest lies. That way most problems laid above get solved. Second, one needs to focus and concentrate on whatever you do to make a good career path. Let there not be a lack of self-motivation or low self-esteem about oneself.