Jan 25th, 2013

Getting On the Right Path



Time is a funny thing. Sometimes it feels like you have all the time in the world, and other times, it feels like there is simply not enough. It’s easy to fall into the “all the time in the world” trap during your freshman year of college. Yes, you’re just starting off, but it is never too early to think about where you want to be after college, especially when you are offered numerous opportunities to get you there.


Like many students, you may be undecided when it comes to majors. While I was not undecided coming into HPU, I faced a similar predicament where I had declared a major but wasn’t really sure what to do with it. Suddenly, the whole idea of majors became overwhelming. Let me tell you now, don’t worry! You may or may not have it all figured out, but ultimately it comes down to who knows you best—you!


Career and Internship Services at High Point University are here to remind you of that. It isn’t just a matter of taking a test to determine what job you will have. They sit down and speak with you about your talents and your passions. They identify certain paths with your strengths and at the same time encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. Counselors also help you get started on a resume, something you will definitely need if you plan on interning or applying for jobs.


You may not know exactly what you want to do, but taking those little steps will make in big impact in the grand scheme of things, and counselors and advisors here at HPU are ready and willing to get you on your feet. With so many clubs and organizations available on campus, you should have no problem getting involved and finding what fits, and you’ll be sure to see caring people wherever you go.


When it comes to time, completing one year and going into the next or starting a new semester is actually quite rewarding in a way. It offers the chance to reevaluate where you are in your life and make goals to where you want to be. Speaking of goals, this biology major has work to do.

Talk to you guys again soon!