Embrace The Unknown: It is OK NOT to Know Your University/College Major from Day 1

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What To Do If You Do Not Know How To Choose Your University or College Major As a First year Student

It is perfectly acceptable to not know what your future career will be.

Now you try it. Say it out loud: It is perfectly acceptable to not know what my future career will be!

Every year, the majority of freshmen in college will start college with a major. And just as the sun rises, around three quarters will change that major. The lucky ones may do this just once. Others change programs more than 5 times, even though doing so risks adding time, cost, stress, and paperwork to college completion. Additionally, the percentage of college grads working in their major is pretty small. According to a recent U.S. Census, just over a quarter of grads have a job that matches their degree’s major, causing us to further question the meaning of someone claiming a major. It is, in a word, ludicrous. Read more…

How To Maximize Your University Grades WITHOUT Turning Into A "Bookworm"

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As you transition from high school to undergraduate studies and beyond, your studying habits must change accordingly, well, only if you want to maintain excellent grades. This is why we asked one of our senior executive team members, who was able to achieve the HIGHEST MARK in nearly all of his undergraduate courses to share his best study strategies. 

So without further ado, here it is:

First a confession. I have to say that I was definitely not naturally 'gifted' and in fact I did poorly during my very first semester because I had no idea how to study as I transitioned from high school into university. But by the end of my first year after a lot of trial and error, I was able to consistently score in the A and A+ range for any subject using the strategies below, WITHOUT turning into a "bookworm". 

Here are my top tips:

Tip#1 - Follow your passion. 

Enroll in a program that you are really passionate about, because when you are passionate about something, it is easier to achieve excellent grades. For example, if you love history, enroll in a history program. Keep in mind that most professional programs (such as medicine, law, dentistry, etc.) do NOT care about your undergraduate program, as long as you have all the prerequisite courses.

Tip#2 - AVOID specialized programs. 

Avoid programs that 'guarantee' entry into professional programs. These programs are usually too rigid and more challenging than the alternatives. Some examples include life sciences or health sciences programs for pre-med students.

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