Choosing the ‘right’ degree

“Life is about making choices.” We try our best to make the right decision, but we should also try our best to learn from the wrong ones.

When it comes to choosing the university degree that is best for you, a piece of important advice that I personally kept in mind was to do what I love and love what I do. For example, I pursued my Bachelor in Biotechnology because I am fond of gardening and would definitely want major in Agricultural Biotechnology and make a contribution to alleviate the world food crisis.

Typically, students choose a field that they enjoyed in high school and they delve deeper into it in the university which creates a foundation for a career path that interests them. In my case, some of my career options are food scientist, biochemist, biomanufacturing specialist just to name a few.

However, after enrolling for a course, some students might feel that the course is not meant for them. After such a revelation, students can consult a career counselor to evaluate the options that are at hand.

It is easy to be caught in the rat race of life and not know one’s true interest. Knowing what you value in life and aligning your decisions accordingly is something to be proud of. As they say, better late than never!