Why is career counseling important for me?
Technology is changing the world around us at a neck breaking pace. Machines are becoming ever more sophisticated and are taking over the monotonous aspects of our work schedules. Jobs that our parents and grandparents worked on have changed, become non-existent or might not exist in the next few years.
But, technology has also opened avenues that were never possible before. A career to teach computers how they should process information and data was unheard of a decade ago.
Therefore, knowing how the world would change as you go through the next few years of formal education has become more important than ever before.
A career counselor can help you understand your strengths and weaknesses and can guide you to pick up a befitting career or career options.
How does degree selection work in US & Canadian universities?
As a high-school graduate starting your bachelor's degree, you don't need to have your major figured out. In your first or freshman year, you take courses in different areas to get a taste of what other fields might be like. You can also choose to take elective courses to venture into completely unrelated areas. For example, as a student who got admitted to a university for engineering, you'd be taking mandatory engineering courses in different fields. You could also take elective courses in arts, business and science to see if something interests you in those areas.
How do majors and minors work during my bachelor's degree?
During the second or sophomore year, you get to choose a major and a minor. This selection is made by you with input from your advisor. The major and minor don't have to be related. You could pick a major in electrical engineering with a minor in music.
Can I switch majors during my degree?
Yes. You can switch majors during your degree but doing so might require you to take extra courses adding time to your degree. This is true for both bachelor's and master's students.
Can I do a master's degree in any field?
Yes. US and Canadian universities allow you to pursue master's in an unrelated field to what you did your bachelor's in. The only caveat is that might have to take additional courses to meet the requirements of the new degree. For example, if you a mechanical engineer who wants to go into computer science, you can do so either by proving that you have all the necessary skills to take high level courses or by taking classes where you can learn those skills.
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