Career decisions :S
March 11, 2010 § 34 Comments
I’ve been quite lost about the future prospects of my career and the fate of this parchement I’d earn after four years of doing nothing. Literally speaking, I feel like I learned barely anything in the last three years while I’ve been at the university and the next year wouldn’t be any exception. And I keep asking me was it worth it to waste four precious years of my life stuck here. But the answer from within is a rather reprimanding whisper, telling me that it was my own choice to go for Software Engineering in the face of strong opposition from both family and peers.(though I never though I may end up here! :@)
Nonetheless, I still reserve the right to cite my opinion now that I’m deep into this….well…engineering. Maybe I was indeed right about going for this discipline back then but through the last three years, I have indeed changed alot and my ideas about nearly everything have taken a shift. It’s because of this, perhaps, that I find engineering or for that matter, any technical field of education, no longer interesting or even worth going for. Rather, I wish I’d have pursued a degree in social sciences or something much more indulging for me like physics or mathematics.
I was stirred to this streak of though by my room mate today who quite brazenly declared to me that MIT admits students in the post-graduate courses only if one has been a graduate from MIT. Quite appalled, I rushed online and checked it out, only to find it stood true for only a few courses. I actually plan to take GRE in my final year and apply for a scholarship at one of the Ivy Leagues for a degree in social sciences. For now, my dice is stuck at Political Science. But it keeps inclining towards Creative Writing. I honestly need to take some week off in solitude and ask myself what exactly is it that I want from/in life. Because for now, it’s a blank slate which, a while ago, was filled with a lot of ambitions. But all of them are gone in a matter of these two years or so.
So for now, I am quite lost. I really, really need to decide something for me or the sheer disorientation is quite maddening, even when it’s dampened by the frequent indulgences into extra-curriculars.