In my second year of college there are a number of things I have learned about myself. I have learned about my likes and dislikes as well as my strength and weaknesses. I have had to make goals and start planning my future. Through out planning, my choices have been influenced by people and issues. I have had to take in numerous considerations in making my decisions. I have chosen a career field, a major, and laid out a plan for my future in visual communications. My first two years of college have been not only an exploration of knowledge but also of myself.
The one pattern I have noticed is that I change my mind A LOT! My tastes are changing as I am getting older and not as influenced by family. I am becoming my own person. Things I once enjoyed I no longer find interesting and things I despised in the past are now appealing. I long for an evening alone to clean house and painting my toe nails. In high school this would be a long boring evening but now sounds luxurious. Time is so important being a student and working so any free time is a treat.
I have also learned to despise certain things that at one point did not bother me. For example, in grade school if there was something I may have known a little bit about but did not understands it did not bother me. I Just simply did not care enough to want to learn the subject thoroughly. But know as soon as I learn something I want to know all parts of It and fully understand. This semester I made an effort to learn as much about our political system and the presidential candidates as I could prior to the election.
This to me, now, is fulfilling. Overall, my first few semesters of college enabled me to learn more about myself. I have also begun mapping out my Intentions In college. I have researched a number of careers and spoken with people In related fields to get an Idea of what I would Like to do. My fiance©, a senior at TPTB, has given advice to consider based on his experiences. I have also spoken with college graduates to hear about their experiences and what they would have changed or done different.
I have taken many things Into consideration In planning my college pathway. One consideration Is that after this summer I will be married, and the following fall my husband will graduate. Depending on where he gets a Job, I may have to transfer school. Because of this, I deed to make sure the classes I take will transfer to another university. I also have tried to start with general classes since I am prone to changing my mind, I may want to change majors. Another consideration I have perplexed Is the demand for Jobs In my chosen major.
I have considered the type of work environment I want to work In, the hours I want to work, and how much traveling I want to do. Altogether, I have a well round Idea of where I am headed In college. In planning my college career, I have considered numerous careers. The careers I am considering require a Mullen of four years higher education and are computer elated. My first pick for a career Is that of a webmaster. This type of work would Include designing and maintenance of web sites. My second career choice would be My third chose for a career would be design.
I could design anything from magazine or book covers to animated characters or movie scenes. I would be qualified to work for a school, TV station; any type of movie or animation design company, and a long term goal would be that of working for myself. In my research and mapping out my college career, I have decided to major in fine arts to get a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications. There are a number of rarer pathways I could take with this degree. I would not be limited to Just doing one Job. I will have a number of options in a career field that is steadily growing.
If for some reason I transferred to a school that does not offer this program, I would more than likely major in mass communications. I would be content doing anything with computers, less technical maintenance and more of a visual exchange of ideas. If anything else education would be a consideration for a career. Concisely, my chosen major is that of Visual Communications. In summary, my college pathway is that of this; I plan to take general education lasses until I know where I will be more permanently going to school.
I will than begin working towards a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Communication. I would like to build, design, and maintain websites for numerous companies and businesses. I would also be interested in Jobs related to advertising and design. If all else fails it would be rewarding and a privilege to teach in either a public school or state university. Overall, I have a well thought plan for my future and am looking forward to being a contributing member of society. Bibliography The University of Texas. The University of Texas.