I’m having second thoughts about college. Can you help?
I just started my Sophomore year in college about a month ago, and every thing is going pretty well. But I’m having second thoughts.
I feel like I’m wasting my time here. Don’t get me wrong, I love college, it’s just I feel like I’m not gaining anything by being here.
The classes are challenging but not difficult. So, I don’t want to quit because of them.
I already know what I want to do for a career. I want to be a Youth Correctional Counselor for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. You either need a bachelor’s degree or go through their one year training program to be one.
I don’t want to drop out, also, because I am the first one in my family to go to college. So it would suck if I dropped out.
I have a full scholarship so money isn’t an issue. I have no trouble maintaining a 4.0 GPA. I just feel like I’m in some sort of day-care center for teenagers.
Any and all help or advice is GREATLY appreciated!!!!!
Since you aren’t struggling to get good grades why don’t you try volunteering, or trying out for the big brother/sister program. Get a job and save up some money for when you go to college. I am 13 and can’t wait for college myself, this question was pretty surprising.
Try out new hobbies, get some books or art supplies or something. Join different clubs and make some friends. If you really make an effort to try new things and meet people and make a difference you will eventually feel like you’re not wasting your time.
I felt like this at the beginning of middle school. But now I tutor special ed kids and do choir, and I’m on chess club. I like helping people out too and talking to othes. Now I feel a lot better about school. 🙂 Good luck, i hope this helps.
but you have to think about it, once you drop out then what are you gonna do the whole time youre out, so many good well paid jobs depend on college degree?? are you gonna survive off of McDonald’s? be a waitress, flip burgers and drop fries in the grease you’re whole life! no way, Ive been there at Domino’s and Wendy’s and i will tell you i couldn’t imagine me working there for the rest of my life, i was miserable and quite and embarassed even though i was just there to have free cash in my pocket. that’s why I’m looking for forward to finishing college becuase hopfully one day i want to be my own boss or be able to wake up every morning and go to a job i LOVE.
another thing to think about, while youre in college its just for those first few years, 4, 5, 6 maybe, but during those years, you are preparing for the rest of your life 50, 60 70 years later, thats a long time. stay in college,
Please stay there and get the degree. The first 2 years in college are very basic, and it’s a time to mature and learn through the liberal arts. If you go for a bachelors degree, it will be more interesting because you will be taking courses in your major.
You won’t regret finishing, and I wish you all the best.
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