And the search continues. "On studies" is your guide to find the right study, whatever you're willing to do. Last time I told you about my "step one". I did some personality tests and visited an open day. It was a great first step because of many reasons which you can find here. I learned a little more about "studying" in general, but, of course, I was far far far away from making a choice. Read on to find out what my next step was.
Yesterday I visited another university and it was great. Because of this being my second visit at an university, I could compare both universities which was very useful. This actually might be an option for me. I really loved the atmosphere and found a certain subject I found very interesting.
Step two. Step two for me is creating an overview. I listed some questions which are important to keep in mind. With this list, you will have a resume you can always go back to. The list can be as long and extended as you want, but I made something for you to start with.
What do I like? - You might already know the answer to this. What are your hobbies? What's your favourite subject at school?
What can I do? - Wanting something is one thing, but it helps if you have some skills. What are your talents? In which subject at school are you the best? Some studies even obligate you to have had a certain subject at school. If you don't study one of them at the moment, you might want to look for something else.
What do I want to become? - It's amazing if you have found a study that suits you, but in the end, it's all about finding a job. What do you want to become? Do you know someone with a cooler than cool job? What was your dream job when you were little? What is it now? I know it's almost impossible for some people to know the answer to this. I mean, were so young! But every bit will be very helpful. You might, for example, know it has to be something with linguistics. At least you're looking in the right direction now. Another tip is making some tests about which job would suit you based on your interests and skills. You might be surprised about the outcomes and will be taken out of the tunnel vision you might have created.
Where do I want to go? - In which city do you want to study? Besides being on campus, you will also spend a lot of time in the city around it. Check different cities out. Go shopping or go for a walk after an open day and look around. Do you like the atmosphere? How about the people? Do you see yourself living there? If you have one or more preferences, the choice you will have to make might become easier.
As for me, I have quite an overview because of these questions. Naturally, I definitely do not know yet what I want to do or where I want to be in two, three or five years, but I'm getting closer every day.