How to Choose University Career
10 things that I have learned as a university student and as a mother:
9/10 – Take a sabbatical year and travel around the world
Your parents will kill me! but I’ll give you the idea: take a year, a course, sabbatical and go around the world.
Let’s evaluate this possibility well.
an excellent plan is to go around the World.
Here I will tell you that there are agencies ( like for example: Sabática) that organize a sabbatical year that consists of preparing the destinations of the trip and in each one they are looking for a job to raise money and continue to the next destination, they help you with visas … and they make the trip a controlled adventure with the possibility that you finance yourself and free your parents to spend extra money.
You do not go as a vacation to a hotel, no, you work to pay it and you go a little bit like a backpacker from one country to another, that’s the plan, it’s not exactly a holiday, but a unique and unrepeatable opportunity.
It is not about spending your parents’ money, you are getting older and you are learning to become independent, that is also the purpose of studying a career and finding a job. If you intend to go around the world paying your parents this option loses all the grace, for that, they will prefer to make them the trip.
It can also be but normally at the end of the career it is the time when it is more possible somebody offers you some work opportunity that you should not miss or that you already have a partner who can not go. Now you are free, you have no charges, take advantage of this moment.
Do you lose a year? … you are again with the rush that society imposes on you. Think about it, travel enriches, you’ll come back fluffy after so many years of studying sitted in your school desk
It’s not really a year either, it’s a course, the next one you will start the University with more experience and maybe with clearest ideas.
I know that this option sounds very “Out of the Box” that’s why I tell you, because nobody from the “system: teacher, tutor, counselor …” is going to propose it, at least in a group, it is too risky, the parents of the school would probably protest the vast majority if they give you a talk that includes this possibility.
That’s why I tell you, from my blog, so that at least you raise it and discard it if you want. Maybe it does not go with your way of being, or maybe you could go with a companion who is like you …
Reflecting on a phrase that I like very much:
“The problem is, what we do not know we do not know.” Daniel Kahneman
You can not give up something that you do not know exists. We can not choose to discard this option unless we have raised it beforehand because it is mainly an alternative that is not usually considered at the time of choosing career and it is difficult to think of it. So, I’ll leave you there, even so it is only for you to tell me that “it’s silly” or “that is out of place.”
And now the wrapping of the gift package would come:
“It’s better to act by exposing yourself to regret it, than to regret not having done anything.” Giovanni Boccaccio
And be careful with your unconscious brain because at night you can play a dirty trick and when you wake up in the morning you can find yourself preparing the suitcase… 😉
“The World is in your hands.”