Steps to choose your university license

Published in 12 Jul 2020 by @Labidi_Sabrine

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Now that your ideas are quite clear about the course of studies you want to undertake, let’s take a look at how you can choose the desired course.

Now that your ideas are quite clear about the course of studies you want to undertake, let’s take a look at how you can choose the desired course.

Several steps need to be taken into account:

1-Your objectives :
The first question to ask is "In what area would I specialize?" , but before that you must know the reason why you chose to undertake higher education. Few students really wonder why they are undertaking higher education, it is just for many of them to act on the "next step". However, this choice is important because it determines your future and your academic goals. Asking yourself "What would I like to do in life" is also a good start, this question can mark the beginning of your awareness about the path you want to follow and that will allow you to fulfill your expectations.


2 -Choose as many subjects as possible during your 1st year:

If possible, you must enrol in as many subjects as possible during the first two semesters of your university career. This will allow you to discover a wide range of specialties and experience as many choices as possible. During this first year you will find the areas that will interest you the most and will be able to make the right choice. This way of acting was for me the right thing to do. I decided to specialize in English at the end of my first year.  

Some of you will still not be able to choose a specialty at the end of the year, so this leads us to the next step.

3 - Discuss with older students and teachers:

Choosing a course of study is almost like choosing a job. You apply for multiple companies (institutions) to find the one that suits you, while these companies will try to determine if you are suitable for the position. This determination is based in part on the choice of your subjects and your university career, but the meeting of older students and professors remains just as important. 

In addition, meeting students of different specialties will allow you to have a subjective view of things. Professors will always tend to highlight their own (department). The older students will be able to give you a clear and truthful opinion.

  4- Don’t take too long to choose your specialty:

Even if it is advisable to take a moment of reflection in order to be sure of your choice, you do not have to drag on making this decision. And put that aside, you will graduate within four years. 

Remember: your specialization will not determine the rest of your life. This is simply one of the many decisions you will make in your university career, and this will be the least decision you will make in the face of your degree and the beginning of your professional life.

What to do when your parents do not agree with your choice?

After carefully choosing your specialization, it is time to talk about some recent problems that you may have to deal with. First of all, Your parents may want to make this decision of specialization choice for you. 

To begin with, this subject may be for some quite sensitive, that’s why I do not push anyone to act in a way that could create family problems, I just give some advice without trying to condition anyone. That said, there are two main points on this subject.

First: if you finance your studies entirely and on your own, it is your right to choose any specialty. It is not a matter of creating tension within your family, but since you finance your own studies, your parents have no power over your choices and what you want to do. The decision to follow our advice or not is, of course, up to you.

Second: It is difficult to discuss a parent who funds his child’s studies at university. He thinks he has a say in your academic orientation. If you find yourself in this type of disagreement, you can always try to persuade and make reason heard to your parent or parents on your choice of orientation.

If unfortunately you can’t find common ground on the subject, it is up to you and only you to choose what you want to do. I can’t answer for you under any circumstances. 

However, I can tell you that, as far as these jobs are concerned, the level of education is not very well taken into account. This information could therefore help you to undertake higher education other than what you wanted and perhaps be able to choose your own job. 

On the other hand, choosing a university may not be the right path to take in order to achieve your goals. If so, then you need to review your priorities and see if the question is worth it.


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