Did you pick your college course and regret it later?

@bulastika (5967)
Philippines
April 5, 2012 6:16pm CST
To be honest. when I graduate in high school I'm not ready yet to enter college. I don't know what course to take. Unlike in elementary and high school that you need to pass each subject. In college you need to choose a course that you will going to choose to find work. I think this is the reason why I failed so many times in college. Its because of lack of vision. Lack of facing reality. I have a dream to be a scientist. But I realize that its just a childish dream. Because in reality. You need brain not fantasies to be one.
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• United States
5 Apr 12
Well if you have the right adviser it will make your college experience a whole lot easier. They are trained to help you pick the right courses so that you will reach your degree with ease. Now you have to put the work in of coarse. There is no slacking off in college. You are there to learn how to be successful in your chosen career. College is hard work and you have to be willing to dedicate yourself to your course work.
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@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
6 Apr 12
In our country theirs only orientation before we graduate in college. So its not really a big deal to many. And I guess most of those who take college courses also know somebody with the course like a family member or relatives. In my part I don't have any relatives that is close to me and since I do have two sisters the other one is graduated medicine the other one did not finish.
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
i never wanted to take up nursing. it was my mom's choice and i was really having a hard timekeeping up with the course. but later on, i started to enjoy it and love it. i was doing good and passed the board exam by just studying on my own. but still, i have this feeling that i want to do something else, like i am proud that i am a registered nurse but i also hate the fact that i never really got to enjoy anything i this world LOL there are just a lot f things i want to do while i am still young. i wanted to be a flight attendant, work in an office, and things like that but not in a hospital setting. but i know when i am finally with my boyfriend and get married, i will be working as a nurse since it is a really good source of income.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
But to be honest I found nurses sexy. lols. Anyway I can't be a nurse. I'm afraid to see blood and when I see people in pain I just can't stand it. I have a soft heart. I don't have stomach to watch people in pain. I think if I can turn back time I'm going to be a priest. lols.
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
well there are times that i feel like passing out too when i see blood and wounds that are really bad. but i am trying to be very strong. there were even times that i told my clinical instructors to sit me out because i couldn't take looking at the wound of the patient who had a vehicular accident and also there was a time when my classmate just held me so i could stand still LOL because i was about to faint hahahah
@soulist (2987)
• United States
19 Apr 12
I don't really regret the course I took in college, what I regret is not knowing fully what I wanted to do with my life until AFTER I graduated and have to basically get my bachelor's degree all over again.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
Just wondering why you need to get to get your bachelor all over again. Do you mean you are graduated with two courses? Me I spend ten years in college. lols. I guess I'm not just ready to be working. I think if I have a whole family and someone guided and make me understand that college is about work. Then I guess I will be a successful accountant or anything that going to do with finance.
@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
I chose my course because at that time, computer technology was at its peak. I did well in class, but I didn't really get to pursue that field after i graduated. I got in to training and management field. Although, the computer skills I learned helped a lot, but I think I would have been happier if I took up Education or Accounting. I didn't go for those choices before, because I thought there's just too many people going for that field, and I wanted to be more unique.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
Me too. I'm computer science graduate but right now I think its better that I took accounting also. I'm good at math and I'm sure I love anything about finance. I guess my choice if I can turn back time is commerce. Its the most common course and I can land job right away.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
18 Apr 12
I think that it sometimes takes more than just go around in college to figure out what we want to be. I think it is an enchanted life that someone finds what they want to do for the rest of their life as young as kids are when they graduate. I don't think it is failing so much as it is changing direction. I did electronics and now I am doing Business. Business may not be my last choice either. Who know what will come in the future and I would like to be open to them. Take care.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
I guess its also a job of a parent to explain to their children what is college is all about. I never thought that college is about a course that I want to get to have a job. Before I thought college is just like same as elementary and high school but it different. If only I know what is college I guess I'm happy to say that I going to choose something in finance world.
@bonding2 (219)
• South Africa
11 Apr 12
this is the problem most people have ,it is only later in life that people realize that the courses the chose was not really what they wanted . some may end up successful but not happy
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
I guess if they are successful they are happy. They maybe not get what course they want but if they are successful they can enroll again and make it a hobby. Like for example me. I love electronics and I'm planning to enroll again. But since I'm not yet successful in life I guess its will never going to happen.
@myg2012 (28)
• Philippines
6 Apr 12
My mother choose the course that I was going to take in college. I have no option but to follow what she wants because if not I can't continue my studies due to inadequate finances. At first I regret it because I have a hard time adjusting to it. Luckily, I graduated and was able to land a job. I'm not fulfilled with what I've finished because until now I end up imagining what will I be if I finished the course I want. As years goes by I learned to like the course I finished because I realized that it's not in what we like or we don't like but its the attitude to succeed really matters. Regrets happen when we don't pursue to succeed.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
11 Apr 12
I do agree. And I guess what your mother choose for you is also a good course. My regret is choice a new course, Untested course. If I get business administration, accounting, finance or commerce then I guess I'm going to land a job. But instead I pick something that is new and untested and no known job opening.
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
6 Apr 12
I didn't like the course I took up in college. I chose it because I want to be practical. Education is a very good course but I did not see myself before as a teacher having a very long patience. I just wanted to finish a 4 year degree course.Now, I am already working. I not find it difficult to look for a job. As long as there are schools and students wanted to learn, I will have a job in teaching. I am now having a good income and can now help in the finances. I am happy about it. Because of that, I can say that I do not regret the course I took up. As time goes by, I am starting to enjoy and love it.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
11 Apr 12
That's true and that what I don't realize until the later. Its sad that I can't chance back time and I'm hoping that I'm going to change back time. I hope that theirs a time in my life that I have so much regret because of this mistake of courses.
• Canada
6 Apr 12
i took up nursing (i made the decision without any force from anyone) and i, kind of, regretted it because of the kind of government we have in the Philippines. It is different here, you have to know someone from the government in order for you to land a job as a nurse in a government hospital. i got disappointed when i realized that i placed second in the application but didnt land the job, then later on, i heard from my friends who volunteered (when you volunteer, you are paying the hospital) to work at the hospital that the "nurses" they accepted had backers (people with high ranks from the hospital/government), while i didnt.. it's just so disappointing. :( if i only knew that it will be like that, i wouldve chosen another career..
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
Me too. I want to work in the government. But sad to say I pass exams in civil service, pass exams in neda, gab, bir and yet after the exams and interview none call back. Its really hard to work in the government if you have no backer. I hope I can find one.
@beamer88 (4267)
• Philippines
5 Apr 12
I agree with you in part that the course we pick are sometimes influenced by our desire to find work after we graduate. But I think if we don't really like what we chose, it would make it difficult for us to succeed in that profession. Difficult, but not impossible since there are still a lot who had excelled in their chosen fields even if they didn't really liked the course back in college. I never regretted the business administration course I had chosen. It was something I had really wanted. My regret though is not making the most out of it back then. Although I earned my degree, it was however challenging for me to find good work since my grades weren't that spectacular :)
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
6 Apr 12
How I wish I take business administration. At first I take industrial design. I don't know why I choose it maybe because I like drawing although I'm not really that good in drawing. I end up failing one subject after another. theirs a design in my head but its seems I can't express it right. I shift to computer science. But I end up graduating without any idea what I studied. I mean I can program but after I graduate most of the subjects I studied on are now obsolete.
@petersum (4525)
• United States
5 Apr 12
Yes, I became an electronic engineer and very quickly became obsolete! All the computer and IT graduates have the same problem. Reality is that only basic mechanical or electrical engineers have a future, and only then if they are versatile enough to change according to demand. I had friends who studied civil engineering who, instead of designing bridges and structural items, ended up designing ladies under garments. Yes, the bra is structural engineering! If I had to start my life again, I really wouldn't know what to choose!
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
6 Apr 12
Wow! I wonder what psi a bra can handle. lols. I guess that's why sometimes its easy to take it off sometimes its not. lols. Its depends on who is taking it off. lols.
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
5 Apr 12
I never picked a college course and regret it but in high school I took a year of Latin. WHAT was I thinking LOL Well what I was thinking was I would need it when I went for medical training. Its all good it was a hard course but I did learn a lot. Our teach was actually from where Latin was the main language and man he demanded perfection in our Latin. Don't say never on your dream You may have to study at a slower pace, but you can do it. I am 59 years old and when I start talking on what I have achieved in my life I am always amazed that I learned that much! Keep the chin up dear and just go slow. and remember to BREATHE. When you get stumped stop take a walk outside nature is always a relaxer and will clear your head before you decide to tackle more homework. Do field trips to better understand what you are trying to learn and accomplish. I homeschooled my son his final 3 years in high school. I did as much hands on with him in history and science. he graduated in 2010 with a 3.42 GPA and in upper third of his class. I never dreamed I could be a teacher. Especially doing six courses a year. Like I said don't give up. I am still amazed at what I have accomplished Huggs to you!