I am so sick of hearing this.
One of the biggest arguments about why students can’t find jobs in their profession after they graduate is that they didn’t choose their major wisely. That we are stupid to believe that an Arts degree or a Women Studies degree could possibly get us a good job in the real world. We should go to school for a better major, like become a doctor, a teacher, or a lawyer. That is the only possible way to start our career and blah, blah, blah, blah.
I honestly don’t care for what those people have to say.
[Tweet theme=”basic-white”]If I choose to major in something I love, that is my prerogative.[/Tweet]
If it’s a major at a school, that means that someone thought that the knowledge it holds is needed at some point in their chosen career path. There are jobs that need this degree to be successful. Just because it isn’t a conventional degree that everyone knows for a fact will get you a job, doesn’t mean it isn’t worth anything. We have every right to ask where are the jobs. They are out there, just much harder to obtain than others.
Not everyone can be doctors, not everyone can be teachers, not everyone can be lawyers, not everyone can be engineers. There are some of us who are more on the creative side, and choose to be artists, musicians, film directors and actors. There are some of us that are interested in the way people act, communicating with others, and the struggles that each specific person may endure.
Instead of blaming the student for choosing that major, why aren’t we blaming all the people throughout your child’s life that told them they could do whatever they wanted to do in life and be okay.
Or how about embracing the fact that your child has chosen a different path for their life.
Or even better, applaud your child for continuing their education.
Not everyone even makes it to that point.
If everyone was going to do the same thing, why do we even have universities? Why do we expect that from people?
I would rather take my bullshit major, then live the rest of my life unhappy with what I was doing.
Life is too short to go to a job everyday you don’t like. Imagine how much better life is when you are doing something you love?
Everyone is different, and it’s time to stop asking why someone would major in something, and start asking how to create more jobs in that profession.
I would love to hear your thoughts below!
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