Your college degree, a personal choice or chosen by your parents

@bcc23488 (883)
Thailand
July 2, 2007 11:16pm CST
I graduate in Accountancy but my first choice is accountant. I was thinking if I could perform better if I stick with my first choice rather than being in a course that my parents want me to take up. Luckily, I didn't failed in any of my subjects. I'm graduated with first class honest
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@mari_skye (1637)
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
The degree that I finished was solely my choice. My parents never dictated what they would like me to take up. They said that as long as I can do it and it is really what I want then I could go on with it. So I took up accountancy and made my parents proud by passing the CPA board exams the first time. I am now working and applying what I learned from school. And although there are times where I ask myself why I took this subject, there are more times where I thank God that this is what I took up in college.
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@kellys3ps (3724)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I also majored in accounting because my guidance counselor told me it was best suited to me. I wanted to teach, but she pushed me towards accounting. Now I have gone back to school to do what I want to do!
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Well, that is just so great for you that you have made that choice. That is just so good for you. My parents wanted me to be alot of things but I chose to be a psychologist instead. So, I am almost done with my degree for that.
@soulist (2985)
• United States
21 Aug 08
My college degree was my choice. My parents wanted me to be happy in anything I did, so if hotel management made me happy, they were happy. They were supportive of both my brother and I when we decided on what we wanted to take in college and the jobs we are doing right now.
@angelyka (57)
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
I took up Communication Arts in college because my grandfather wants me to become a broadcast journalist. But to be honest, I really wanted to enter cooking school.
• Philippines
23 Oct 07
my mother let me choose my college degree because she wants me to be happy. plus, she knows I'll have a better chance at success if i love what i am doing.