Need some inspiration to rethink your life plan? I have written previous articles about selecting college majors because it is a truly important decision and sometimes we get discouraged or influenced by external factors. I would also like to admit that I regret my major of choice and wonder if I made the right choice almost weekly. This is not the case for every adult and some people are confident in their choice of major. However, you might not be one of those people so here is some advice for those who are rethinking their current careers or majors and want to make some changes. Use this inspiration to rethink your life plan to figure out what you really want to do.
1. Go Back to School
You are never too old to go back to college and start your dream degree. There are things that can stop you from going back to college, such as finances or work contributions but do not allow age to hinder your life. Being an older student means that you are more focused, experienced, and mature. This can help you achieve better grades, understand the material, and apply your skills learned from a previous degree or work experience into this degree. You can also take advantage of increased program flexibility with hybrid and online classes.
2. Get a Master's in Another Field
You may not have an interest in pursuing another undergraduate degree but a master's in another field might be more up your alley. You can research a graduate degree that aligns with your goals and take any necessary prerequisites instead of getting an entire degree in that subject. If you contact an advisor at a program of your choice then you can determine the number of classes needed to apply for a graduate program. The advisor can also suggest financial aid opportunities and GPA requirements.
I would also recommend applying for part-time jobs or internships in the new field that you are pursuing. This will also help you decide if this is the right path for you and you will gain experience in your field of interest.
I hope that this article is beneficial for current and future students who want to adjust their degrees or careers. It is never too late to go after the things you want in life and it is important to be proactive. Time never stops but progress can if you aren’t careful.