Indecision isn’t a waste of time

September 24, 2015







It is the time of year again when we attempt to get to bed earlier and replace our summer of work and/or free time with textbooks, lectures and for many, more work.


Welcome to the freshman class entering the university world. Many of you, hopefully, are excited to embark on this next chapter of life in the major you feel will lead you to the job you want.


Some may have no idea what you want to do, and there is nothing wrong with that.


I was undecided for almost two years and at first not knowing what I wanted to do was extremely discouraging, until I realized what I could do to change it.


Students who are indecisive can not only take general classes to complete their core requirements, but also ones they find interesting.


They can also work with the Career Center and learn more about their skill sets.


I am thankful for all of the people who told me it was okay to be undecided for a time by encouraging me to branch out more.


Many students may feel bad for not knowing what they want to do, but according to national statistics, almost 50 percent of college students begin school undecided and more than 50 percent will change their major at least once.


From an academic standpoint, if you know what you want to do, it is best to start early to gain more experience and build your skills.


There are so many career alternatives and colleges offer many multiple educational outlets which will lead to a future career.


It’s great if you have a passion for something and know it is what you want to do. If not, do not get discouraged because this gives you time to adjust, explore and learn more about the world and what you want to do as a significant part of it.


Do not take this time for granted, but take advantage of all of the different outlets of knowledge and experiences the university has to offer.


It may have taken me a while to find what I wanted to do, but I’m content with my academic choices.


I’ve gained a greater knowledge and appreciation for the world through the various courses Tech has made available to me. These include courses like art, history, English, political science, communications and architecture.


I believe every student should leave their university with a feeling of accomplishment and a greater understanding of the career choices available.


I know I will.


Ellie Moslander is a senior journalism major from Albuquerque who serves as editor in chief or The Tech Talk.


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