No matter what some teachers say, not many students know exactly what they want to do when they leave school. Some students go into ‘panic mode’ and choose a college course or degree in a subject they ‘think’ they want to work in, and this can result in a lack of opportunities when they complete the course.
There has been a lot made of courses like ‘Media Studies, History and Travel and Tourism to name a few, and competition can be fierce when you complete your studies, meaning you may have to go back to drawing board. Many students finish courses, online to find they have to go back into their former retail roles, such as ‘sales assistant’ or ‘telemarketer’, and the longer you’re stuck in a ‘dead end’ job, the more damaging it can be to your career.
If you know you want to go to university, but don’t know what you want to specialise in, then you should be patient. It’s better to enroll on a course a year later, than it is to rush in and waste money on a degree that isn’t right for you.