If you are a student who has a particular career in mind, i.e. Finance, Medicine, Media, Law etc, finding a relevant course should be fairly easy. Because you already have the answer to the most common question, i.e. what job can I get with my degree, you are already highly motivated and moving forward in the right direction/
However, if you do not have a particular career in mind or you are unable to sort out the different possibilities, because you are too overwhelmed with the options around, finding the right course or degree program can be challenging.
Yes, with the changing technology and paradigm shift in the world of business, skills based higher education is the need of time and finding the right type of skills based education is crucial.
This article aims to guide you through some simple steps following which you can find the most suitable academic program for yourself.
Start with answering these simple questions.
- Which subjects do you enjoy studying most? List them all, just in case, if you have more than one.
- Have you studied the subjects of your interest ever before?
- Are there any other subjects you are particularly good at? Maybe you do not really like a subject very much but you are very good at it.
- What do you want to do after university?
- Is the list of your chosen subjects relevant to your goals after university?
Other Things to Consider When Choosing an Academic Discipline
Consider the fact that there are many jobs out there that require candidates to be educated to degree level without specifying a particular discipline, for instance, some administrative jobs, teaching opportunities, etc.
On the other hand, there are some academic disciplines that serve more industries than others, and a college or university degree in any of these can open a lot more new doors to you.
So, even if you are yet not decided about a specific discipline, finding a subject you enjoy most will help you develop transferable skills, which means you can become a pro in that field. But do not forget to analyze the possible job options with that particular subject. There are tens of online tools including Linkedin where you can find the possible career options with certain educational disciplines.
Moreover, changing or leaving a course is always possible, but making a right choice in the beginning can save you a lot of time and money.