The whole college experience is really more of a journey than anything else. But I guess that can be said about our lives. These journeys take us to new places and new experiences and sometimes we don't even know where we will end up.
Case and point, my daughter began her college career like so many others not sure what she wanted to be or on a smaller note, study. In her sophomore year she decided on psychology, but still did not know what she wanted to do after college. So she made her way through her courses, but with no real passion about her new major.
In the summer of her sophomore year she interned for a finance company doing clerical work. She enjoyed the commute, enjoyed being in the city and began to understand what business was all about. During this summer she worked with the marketing department and found that she really liked it. In fact, at the end of the summer, they offered her an internship in the marketing department the following summer, which she took. She still never thought of herself as a being in the business world but enjoyed the job. It didn't hurt that the company works with a lot of customers in the fashion world.
Fast forward to the end of the next summer. After her internship, she was offered a full time job in marketing when she graduates. Upon arrival back at school she started to think about changing her major. At this point she was about 2 semester shy of graduating but really wanted to come back to New York and work. So in January she applied to be a visiting student at Baruch with the goal of transferring. She is taking 4 business classes and working in the marketing department 30 hours per week AND loving it all. She now discusses how her classes relate to work and vice versa.
So the point is that just as it looked like her journey through school was ending, a new one began. It's never too late to take a different path. Yes, she will be in school a little longer now, but it is well worth it as she has found something she enjoys doing and studying, and she is HAPPY.
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