7 Questions to Help Pick a Degree

So you’ve decided to go to university; congratulations! But never fear if you’re not sure what degree to pick. Ask yourself these 7 questions and their answers can help steer you in the right direction.

  1. What subjects do you LIKE?

This narrows the field down to stuff that will seriously interest you to keep you motivated throughout the entirety of your degree.

  1. What subjects do you DISLIKE?

Comparatively, eliminate degrees that you definitely don’t want to do. The right one may just pop up by the end of it.

  1. What do you NEED?

If you’ve got a dream job in mind, you’ll need specific skills or knowledge. Do your research and match what’s required with a degree that offers you exactly that. (Note: read more ENID!)

  1. Are you giving yourself OPTIONS?

Don’t paint yourself into a corner; picking a general degree (like arts or science ones) can help develop your interests into passions which can possibly lead to awesome jobs you never knew existed!

  1. Are you making it UNREASONABLY hard for yourself?

A double degree of aeronautical engineering and economics does sound super impressive. But sometimes you’ve got to wonder if a fancy name is really worth the stress, anxiety and pressure of a degree that you may in not actually want to do or need.

  1. Have you chosen this degree for YOURSELF or someone else?

Parents, friends and teachers do mean well… but never forget that at the end of the day, you’ll be the one completing every assignment, exam and group task to gain that degree. Might as well do it for yourself because no one else will.


Let me answer this for you – YES YOU CAN. When picking a degree, remember that even if some parts look challenging, that’s nothing hard work, positive thinking and persistence can’t fix. So go for it!

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