What do you want to study in College?

There was a time in a not so distant past after the rainy and power interrupted graduation day that you are thinking of what course are you going to take up in College.  Fast forward to the present time, your son or daughter are now in the same thinking as you are years ago.....assuming you got kids in your late twenties.

Batch 87 Graduation
Well, there are a lot of influencing factors that made you choose your professions before. Others went through a lot of changing courses before ending up on their present chosen career.  The generation of today are already well informed of careers they want to pursue compared to our generation due to this internet revolution.  So, how can you help your son/daughter to choose their field of study. 

What is the right course for Me?
Most of the popular careers that the  new graduates are contemplating to pursue are shown below.      ( Not in popular order )

1.)   Maritime Career 
2.)   Nursing
3.)   Engineering
4.)   Education
5.)   Aviation
6.)   Accounting
7.)   HRM
8.)   Tourism
9.)   Military Career
10.) Priesthood

They are all good careers for your kids and surely can make them a good abiding citizen of our country.  There's no doubt about that.  In fact, you can attest your experiences and feats to your kids as a living proof of the careers they are going to pursue.  For sure, they can't understand yet what is it really you are actually doing.  They just know how you look good in uniform, the flashy or cool car you are driving from work, the balikbayan box you are sending,  the nice and big house you are living and the kind of people you are dealing all day.

So Waht?
This is the point in time that your guidance as a parent  is of great importance to be able to give them the heads up on what are they going to expect in the next exciting chapter of their life as a responsible grown up adult.   You can make use of your own mistakes and others mistakes for them to come up with wise decisions.   It is really tough to become a parent and at the same time a career counselor to your son/daughter.   But it is necessary because in your mind,  what you want is the best future for them and for your grandchildren.  You want to leave a legacy in this world that they will remember you for the rest of their life.

So what motivating factors am I going to say to them???...

1.  You can use this inspiring quotes from Bill Gates. 
"  Life is not fair, Get used to it." 
"  Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.”  
" Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.”  " Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose".
" If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.”

2.  You can also use this motivating words from Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"  Trust yourself no matter what anyone thinks of you.  Think  Who do you want to be,  not What you want to be"
"  Break some of the Rules, not the Law - think out of the Box.  It goes the same with what Steve Job of Apple says " Stay hungry and foolish".
" Do not be afraid to Fail, do not be afraid to make decisions.
" Work and Study Like Hell"
" Give something back."

Just One More Thing...  You know you want the best for your kids the same thing our parents  raised us in the 70's and the 80's.  The rules changed but the basics stay the same. We don't want them to be the menace in our society.  We want them to be a God fearing and Success Oriented  person.  We want them to exceed our accomplishments and  that they will contribute to make our place a better place to live in.

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