Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
It's been quite a few years since I was in college. I notice that students now are way more sure of what they want to do from the get go. When I was a student, I didn't have a fucking clue of what I wanted to do and swtiched majors several times until settling on one my third year. Does not seem to be the case today. From my observations -- based on my sister, who is a student now, college students on this forum, and other people -- students today know ahead of time what they want to do career-wise and what major they need to accomplish their goals. If I had it over again, I would have done a different major to get into the career of my choice.
Do any of you notice the same thing or is it just me? Are students today really that much more sure of their goals that those of pervious years?
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
I wouldn't say most students know exactly what they want to do, but I think more students coming into college now have a better idea of what they want to do in the future and switch majors once or twice as opposed to two or three times.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
Most of the kids I am going to school with know what they are doing and what they are majoring in. Actaully, I only have one friend that is undecided. I think that recently going "undecided" has been kind of frowned upon by colleges and high schools try to get you to a decision before you leave. I am not totally decided, but that is alright because I will transfer out of the school I am in at the end of the year. I do know that I will probably double major in intl business/aviation mgmt....however if I get into a better school that doesnt have aviation mgmt, then I will just do intl business.
Rai, furthermore, if you are basing this idea on what you have seen on a.net, you have to remember than virtually all of us are aviation fanatics in one aspect or another. I have yet to meet someone on a.net whose main interest is culinary arts!
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7865 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1976 times:
Rai, I would beg to differ with you.
What folks in higher ed are seeing is longer time to completion for students, which suggests a lot of uncertainty (financially and academically) among students. If indeed students were more focused with what they wanted to, we would see decreasing time to completion. In addition there is an interesting trend occuring called "swirling." That is recent graduates, with BAs going to community colleges to get specific vocational training.
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