It seems like I can’t turn on my television anymore without being bombarded by facts about our how terrible our economy is doing and how much worse unemployment got that day. As a college student, this is pretty scary. When we were going into high school we were always told just to focus on getting to college and graduating because as long as we did that we would get a job no problem. It doesn’t seem like college quite cuts it anymore.
Students are trying to find really creative ways of getting in with those major companies like one I heard about at Boston College currently going for his eighth Bachelor’s Degree. But what about those of us who don’t want to spend 10 years of our life in college? What do we do? Should we just hope we happen to save some CEO’s life and have them owe us a favor like it happens in the movies? I think we all wish it were that easy, but there is something we can do for ourselves that doesn’t even require effort. It’s finding our passion.
I think the thing that is missing from a lot of students going out for jobs now is that they aren’t passionate about what they do. They’re majoring in things like business and engineering even if they hate them because they think they will make more money in those jobs. I can’t lie and say that all jobs make the same salaries, but if you have more drive to do something you are more likely to reach the top of that career and that means more money.
I know I’m a little biased considering I’m planning on being an Art major, but I think in the long run taking a risk and going for a job that you might think will make less money but you really want to do will pay off.
A lot of my friends agree with me on this, but they are still majoring in something they hate. Why? Check back on Monday for more.
Kellie Rowan is a virtual intern for Braathe Enterprises. To find out more about virtual internship opportunities, visit http://www.braatheenterprises.com/internships