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am i wrecking my future? (PLEASE read and help)

Discussion in 'Careers Council' started by confusedaf, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. confusedaf

    confusedaf

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    So I had sciences + addmath in Olevels and overall grade was 7A's
    I kept sciences and maths in Alevels and my As result is horrible (C's D's) due to a personal family emergency.
    SAT will be given in oct but I am pretty good at it so i'll expect like 1850+ i'A

    my question is Im confused between fields


    It has been a dream of mine to go to LUMS since olevels but I do know its for business.
    The options Im interested in right now are;
    dentistry, architecture and business.
    (I know, I should go where my passion is but I love them all so Im very confused)

    I am in general an intelligent person tbh. I mean Im not dumb, I am also hardworking if I like what I do.

    So my question is, since I havent studied Business in the past, I am clueless about it, like what are the job opportunities? Also, are graduates really left jobless?:/ I mean is it not a high paying field? some people are telling me that a Bsc eco degree is useless?:/ Anywho, please do tell me.

    My problem is that if I pick business, my teachers/parents/counselors tell me I am wasting my potential and could do and be more successful at dentistry or architecture which have wider scopes.

    Which of them is the highest paying job? (Frankly)

    Also, my personality counts too for the field so this is about me;
    Im good at maths.
    I want a high salary job. ( I know passion counts most but Im interested in all 3 so im leaving it to money)
    I am friendly in general and artistic to some extent.
    Dentistry attracts me as well, its classy and has a good pay and good work hours.
    I feel I'll do good in business as well.
    I'd prefer if the job had conferences/events abroad as I love travelling.
    I love lums and I feel like i'll do great there but I dont want to be jobless or less successful than I couldve been if i was an architect or a dentist :(


    I knowww I sound like an extreme mess but I dont have cousins or close friends with whom I can discuss all this. Counselors were fine but not being too specific.

    Guys I know this is a handful but I need sincere advice as this is a career breaking/making point and will affect me forever. Just give me advice over the job opportunities and the future please :(
    please leave a comment.
    I'll really appreciate it.
     
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  3. muhammadali233

    muhammadali233

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    Was that a CV?lol
    If you think you can achieve that good in SAT ,pack for abroad and don't worry for alevel grades give composite,you will score A's easily if you are hardworking.
    For the University and Job,it is basically Uni Or Job;You can concentrate on one thing and that's for the good.
    You should be familiar with commonapp write an essay from the heart and something about yourself and scholarship is waitin' in america for ya.
    If you want to stay in pak and want to BDS,AMC is the best option.
    but dentist is an ugly job i dont knnow why
     
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    Saly Elkady

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    Well, i guess being a dentist is the best for u
    1) u can have ur own clinic
    2) u'll be well paid
    3) u'll need to travel from time to time as u need to update ur knowledge , its a type of a meeting in different country
    4) u'll form friendships





    this is my opinion , but its ur wish
    good luck
     
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    I think dentistry can get you a lot of money if you are good at it. But it is also the most difficult to study I think so you should be fully committed to it. Are you giving retakes for your AS?
     
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  6. Dark Destination

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    Every field can be used to earn money. It depends on the person and his/her abilities, not on the field.

    There are people who didn't even graduate (dropped out of college, or didn't go to college), and they are billionaires right now. (Bill gates, Mark Zuckerberg.. etc)
    On the other hand, there are people who have Ph.D's and spent their entire life studying, and are still not able to earn much.

    So it has more to do with one's own ability and how one utilizes the knowledge gained.

    I'd suggest you to choose what you are passionate about, instead of what might give you more money.
    If you are hardworking, love biology, and the entire human anatomy, if teeth and it's million complicated cells don't bore you to death, then go ahead with Dentistry. It'll be tough and detailed though.
    If you are more into Businesses, and want to start your own business one day or something, then go for Business.
    If you are more interested in Buildings and construction, go for Architecture.

    But again, the money depends on you.
    You could pursue Architecture and end up as a low-paid Architect who no one hires.
    Or you could start a big Architecture firm, where you hire other Architects as employees and deal with big projects together and earn millions.
    So it all depends on you. Just go for what you love... and money will come automatically.
    If you end up choosing something you don't like, you might regret one day. But then it'll be too late...
     
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  7. confusedaf

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    I am thinking of dropping maths and giving composites of the three sciences



    I plan on staying in pakistan for undergraduate jbtw. Is it true that a Bsc in Eco or accounting and finance hardly has any scope in pakistan? :/ I really wanted to switch to that field tbh but only if i get accepted in lums or iba (top uni's for business, doing it from some other wont be valued)
    and also, I do not have a business-oriented family like some people do so i will have to work for someone so would i be able to be successful and work my way to the top like CEO or something?
    I want to pursue the business field but I need strong straightfoward guidance :| Counselors werent of much help
     
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    Well about you I can say ................... you disappoint me .......... a good mind isn't overconfident ........it's cold and calculated ........ maybe it's because of your twisted personality and misconceptions that you aren't able to unlock your full potential ........... well even then my advice to you is ... go for dentistry , if you have some family history with it ...... otherwise architect will be good. ....... BTW you couldn't agree less that you have a weird taste
     
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  9. Dark Destination

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    You don't need to have a business-oriented family in order to be a CEO.
    In fact, a lot of billionaire CEO's are self-made. The most important thing is the business idea, and your risk-taking ability.
    Innovation and Leadership is important, so if you have that, go for Business.
     
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  10. Dark Destination

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    Yes, A-Level is completely useless. :p
     
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  11. Dark Destination

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    That's more than enough.
     
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    Einstein was kicked out of school. And today his name is synonymous with 'genius'.
    Bill Gates was a college drop-out, he has a net-worth of 79 billion dollars currently, richest man in the world.
    A normal person with an 'average' job can work and work tirelessly his entire life even for 100 years, 10,000 years and still won't be able to earn what Bill Gates earns in ONE day.

    Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and Founder of Facebook also didn't graduate from college. He is currently worth 34 billion dollars at the age of 30.
    Evan Spiegel is a billionaire at the age of 24. (Founder of snapchat)

    A person can go ahead and get a hundred PhD's, but there is much more to life than studying.

    The most important thing is to have a passion for something, and follow it. All these successful people wanted to do 'something' and they did it.

    The person who made this thread is clueless; has no idea what he/she wants. So I urge that person to get some focus. The decision is ultimately your own... you will shape your own future. What some counselor says, or what some random person on the Internet says should not be the reason for you choosing one field over another. If you think you have the potential to succeed in Business, then go for it. If you think you can't handle Business, then be a simple dentist. If not that, then go for Architecture. All three fields can be used to earn a lot, but only if one has the right mind-set.

    Just figure out what you're passionate about, and pursue that. Forget jobs, forget college. Just find what you love. And money will come automatically.
     
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    Thanks. :p
    Well, Money is important for life, too. But obviously it's not everything. xD
     
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    Lol, yeah. Baby Counseling. :p
     
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    Dude! Stop calling Bill Gates and Mark Zingerburger College dropouts!!

    They dropped out of Harvard!! Because they had started making billions and their aim of having their billions was fulfilled before they could even give the final exam! They were not some normal college dropouts!!

    Ironic fact though! is that most billionaires need Ivy league to become billionaire.. From founders of google to world's youngest billionairess , who have 7.5 billion, youngest self made richest women, was a stanford dropout but she made a big business with some injection discovery in medical


    BTL.. Harvard and Stanford!! That's big stuff!
     
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    But I so agree with this part!
    when you want something, you simply don't care.. I was a school topper in matric.. But my heart was with business! and these local low IQ people used to stare at me and say: But you are not duffer, why you wanna study commerce.. I wanted to hit them on head but I knew that they will steer me into medical.. I will be awesome doctor but always dream of being somewhere else! wall street! NASDAQ idk

    And I burnt all boats, jumped into CIE! I couldn't afford any teacher so I did My O and A level without any school or tuition, I worked online to afford my registration fees..


    And I got the fruit.. Both from God and this world.. My doctor to be class mates are jealous of me today! the duffer commerce field student... I am from such an underprivileged family, but I know my steadfastness, my passion.. I don't know i might start my own portfolio next year, I have already started two small companies and hack I am CEO already.. Tomorrow i will be bigger one..

    I have never heard of counselor.. Counselors don't live your life. you do! You better plan it yourself.. Google is your best friend!
    But you will have to choose one field!
    I wished to be a vet, an astronomer but I settled for one of my passions! I still love vets but I have made my choice and i am happy

    You better make your one too!
     
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    They are indeed College Dropouts.
    Yes, they found their 'business idea' before they graduated, and saw no use to getting a degree, but they did drop out. :p
    Hence the term 'College Dropout' is applicable here. Whether they were 'normal' or not does not effect their status as 'dropouts'.

    My point in all this was that all these people weren't there for a degree. They weren't there to get a PhD, or to give some exam. They had a passion for something, and they worked on their passion, and when they built something out of it, something that could revolutionize the world, they didn't care about getting any degree, even if it was from Harvard.

    This is common in most successful billionaires. They don't care about small things like exams, or books, or degrees. They look at the big picture. That is why they succeed.

    There are even teen millionaires. Many of them. People earning millions at the age of 13 or 14.
    That's only because they thought out of the box.
     
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