Questions On Studying International Management

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The dreaded question “what are you studying in college?” Has haunted me oh so many times before. I explain I am studying International Management and minoring in Spanish and French, they ask if like it, well I’d hope so, however, sometimes you start wondering if you actually do. This paper is absolutely frightening to write about. How can a 19 years old know what I want to do for the rest of my life? I think my ideas of what I’ve wanted to do has always been in the same realm of questioning but I never could pinpoint what would make me really happy and what I could live off of. Growing up, I wanted to be an archeologist, a historian, an explorer, or an astronaut. So clearly I’m a tad confused where I want to go from here or even be once I graduate college. All I know for sure is that I love knowledge and I want to keep unraveling more information everyday. Because of this, I wonder if business is really challenging me in an intellectual aspect. I love the international aspect of my major and I am so excited that my minors are languages because I think languages are so important and fascinating. But did I make a mistake in focusing on business? I think business is important, it is something you need to know about but it’s not all I want to learn and it certainly does not inspirit me as much as other subjects have. But, I do not regret my decision in picking business because I know that although I might not like business, I need to learn it because I know down the line it will be important. The only jobs I can see in the future that I would like with my major at this point is fundraiser, interpreter/translator, or medical health service managers. Even those jobs are not exactly in my major but I know by reading descriptions and do... ... middle of paper ... challenging I’ve ever been given. You think three pages is nothing when given any other topic to write about. Then you realize you have to explain your life and what your future could hold, and it is terrifying. I’m relieved to find out through this essay that I’m not a complete failure and that I am going to find a job that fulfills my dream of helping people and I won’t be broke by doing so. The future is unknown but I realize classes like this are there to look at the options and make you think about what you are capable of and what is available to you. Throughout this essay it calmed me to think of a line in the Bible about the whole idea of my future and my plans so I thought I’d end of the essay with the line. “For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.
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