I would like to share with you how I choose my college school and my degree.
My name is Peter and I am now 40 years old; I can still remember when I was a freshman; back then life was totally different compared to today. Cellphones and the Internet are expensive and very rare.
I graduated from my high school in a small town where we knew each other's name and face recognition in my hometown. My parents ask me which degree I like to continue as my High School education will end soon and which school I will continue my education.
During those times I am fortunate enough that my parents will send me to college and choose which degree I need to take. At the age 17 years old I would say it is hard to choose which degree you need to take specially if there are a lot of options and you do not know what are those degrees and what type of work I will do on those degrees; But since then I like a degree that could generate bigger income as soon as i finish my school and I do not like more than 5 years of schooling (In other words I want a short term Bachelor of Science degree).
I would say one of my inspirations why I need to choose any of the Bachelor of Science degrees is because of my parents and also my high school classmates. Being an High school classmates and friends sometimes you need to talk about what’s next after high school and they gave me the idea that once you take a degree you need to choose whatever bachelor of science degree because they are more superior than other degrees.
We are 3 siblings and I am the youngest, I also ask my brother what the difference in High school and College is because I saw him studying late and consuming many hours of studying. So I ask my brother how do I choose a degree that has a bigger income and I like the job that I am doing. So, he introduces me to some background of what those degrees are and what are their jobs after you finish.
My uncle is a Doctor and he wanted me to become a Nurse. Nurse became an option during those times, but I do not like a Nurse deep inside my mind and in my heart. I want something the same with my brother Engineering but not similar. Then I read the list of Engineering courses that I wanted. I read a lot of common Engineering courses like Civil Engineer, Electrical Engineer and so on; Then there is one Engineering degree that is not known to me or first time I have heard " Electronics Engineering" sounds cool and new (In my mind I want to invent robots and other remote control stuff; High tech! ). So, I decided to take this degree.
The next question is which school? I could not really recall how I chose the school but part of the decision was that my parents choose that school because we have relatives in that city and I stayed with my uncle so that he can guide me. To make the story short I chose the school that was far away with my parents. Far away from my parents sounds cool to me during those times.
So that is my experience on how I choose my degree and my school.
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