Polish and foreign universities are systematically expanding their educational offer. The number of new majors and specialties can often make you giddy - especially when you do not even have a clue what exactly does it involve to study a certain major, the grateful and somewhat mysterious name of which has just stuck in your memory. The eternal question is, therefore, what should be taken into consideration in the difficult matter of choosing the major?

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What to take into account while choosing the major?

The most important rule is: do not be suggestive of current trends! In moderation, you should also treat the opinions of people close to you with a pinch of salt . The most important is what you really think and what you feel best in. That is why it is worth asking yourself a few questions like: what am I the best in? What is my hobby? What I like doing? What are my favorite subjects at school? What do I not like? What would I like to do in the future? Do I prefer to work with computers or people? It must be remembered that the choice of the simplest road is not always the best choice. If something does not come as easily as expected, it will not immediately mean that you are not fit for it. Remember that hard work pays off.

You can also use the help of people who have already decided to choose their higher education path. Their advice may prove to be really valuable to you as well as it may allow you to avoid unnecessary mistakes.

Your interests and preferences are crucial when choosing a course. However, it is vital to have some objective knowledge about the major itself as well as the future profession considered. You must be aware of what is hidden under the catchy and fashionable names of the majors offered by the universities. You need to know what the cognitivist or account manager does, or what is the doctor's or surveyor's place of work. An in-depth study of the major before choosing a course will allow you to avoid later disappointment.

Studying and the labour market

It is also worth getting acquainted with the current situation on the labor market. It should be checked on which specialists there is the greatest demand for, and what kind of market is already overcrowded. Although it is only as graduates when you are about to estimate the ease of finding a job, it is worth careful considering now. Then, how to analyze the labor market? The dynamism of the changes taking place on it makes it very difficult to choose the right course of study. We recommend you to read the list of the 10 most forward-looking professiions. In the article, we also discussed the issue of the educational path, which should be followed to practice these professions.

How to choose university?

Choosing a major is not enough, you still have to make a college selection. When choosing a university, check the ranks, look for information on the Internet, find out what the university offers except of the minimum curriculum (including the forms of beyond education development). One should also pay attention to the university profile, whether it is a technical, economic, humanistic or artistic. The same majors can be offered at various universities, for example, architecture and graphics can be studied at a university of engineering as well as at an academy of arts. Mathematics can be studied at a university and at a polytechnic. Foreign trade can be studied both at an economic and a humanistic university. The profile of the university affects the program of studies, so it is worth getting acquainted with it and making the choice of the university which seems most in accordance with your expectations.

Remember, however, that the choice of field of study is only the beginning on the Way to Career.