Sunday, December 27, 2009
People are always saying that,
what you study isn't necessarily what you would be doing in the future.
The course you are taking in university might not be your future career.
That each career could be successful.
Yet most professional careers would require you to have professional knowledge.
Without it, you can't even step foot in that career.
While choosing courses after form 6,
we always focus on interests,
choose the course you like,
in actual, different courses offers you a different starting payment.
I had always been in a good class. So it isn't surprising that many of my friends end up studying medicine, pharmacy, engineering, dentistry, pilot, the classic professional courses. In gatherings, attention would naturally be focused on friends studying/working in these fields. They offer interesting hospital stories, airport stories and these future doctors would be arguing with the pharmacists due to their overlapped roles in Malaysia.
These courses all offer high starting salary. Listening to their interesting career stories and high figure salary often left me feeling overwhelmed and uncertain. Food Science and Nutrition will never offer me that kind of starting salary. It is indeed not practical to compare my course with those health care fields, but we were all so similar in the secondary school years, our results didn't vary much. But one decision, a choice of course, had led us to different starting point in the career world.
Had I regretted my choice? I've never had a very stone hard ambition to in a certain career. I know what I don't like. But choosing Food Science and Nutrition in a government university was a decision made based on financial practicality, interest and academic requirement. Mom used to say that wealthy parents could help make the dreams of their children a reality. Many of my friends from STPM had abandoned the courses assigned to them by government university, opting for private uni overseas, pursuing dreamed courses with family financial support. So I'd made a practical and down to earth decision with my course selection. I do like my course. But it is indeed discouraging listening to the starting salary of my seniors'.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
我还有一个学期的时间去考虑未来的路。不过，那天成绩出来后，我的心情和斗志确实增添了不少。之前听了不少学长们的告诫要我有心理准备，一直担心我的皇太后教授会很严厉地评我的论文分数，深怕苦苦维持的一等学位成绩会受论文分数影响。察看成绩当天，我的心还真是战战兢兢，虽然有作心理准备，但仍然渴望着奇迹。因此，当成绩表上出现 论文=甲等 那一刻，那种欢愉是很振奋人心的。很欣慰，一位阅历资深的教授肯定了自己的努力。我的心顿时对皇太后充满无限感激。