You may be surprised to find that peer pressure exists in college. But you may be even more surprised when you find that it happens to you.
Don’t worry, it happens to us all.
At some point, you’re bound to find yourself in a position where you have to make a tough decision between going along with the crowd and going your own separate way.
At first you might choose to do what everyone else is doing, but eventually you’ll come to a place where you’ll discover a fork in the road. This is the ultimate decision that you must make. Where do I go from here?
It can be a very scary feeling preparing for college. You’re 17 years old and still dealing with “high school” stuff. Now, all of a sudden you have to become an adult! You’re faced with the decision of choosing a career path when really you don’t have a clue what you want to do with your life. Trust me, I understand.
In this video, I share a little bit of my high school experience and some resources that I believe will help you determine possible career paths:
After you have done your research and you have a better idea of the career path that you would like to take, research colleges that offer the area of study that you would need to major in. For example, if you have decided that you would like to have a career in the fashion industry, find schools that offer things such as “fashion design” as a major. Peterson’s “Four Year Colleges” and “Two Year Colleges” are excellent resources for researching colleges and majors that are offered.
You may then choose to further your research by visiting the college’s website to find out more information such as what activities, programs, or sports are offered.
When you have a good idea of the college that you would like to attend, reach out to the college an request a day to visit. You can usually sign up for a visit right on the college’s website. It’s that easy! You’ll get a better feel for the college and whether or not it is some place that you would like to attend by visiting.
Life can seem pretty “humdrum” at times. We get up, go to work, come back home, and do it all over again the next day. We look forward to the weekend (for those of us who are lucky enough to have them off) and mostly because it’s the time that we get the chance to do some of the things that we love to do. Friday rolls around and we become a completely different person. We perk up, we get some “pep” in our steps, we even do a little dance because we know when the clock strikes five, it’s time to let the games begin!
How exciting would it be if we were to live everyday like it was the weekend?