Career should be your choice

I feel that people are continuing to make mistakes when it comes to careers, and it all begins with their choice of major in college. College students have been choosing the major that they think makes the most money or what seems to be the easiest.

I have heard it all. For example, I have heard students say, “Oh I can be a pharmacy major, it cannot be that hard to count pills.” But many pharmacists and pharmacy majors can tell you that it takes a lot of time to just make it to that stage of simply distributing pills.

Your major should be something you are interested in, and not what your mother decided to pick out for you when you were a child.

Do not live out your parents’ dreams. Your parents will not help with that tough law school class you are taking.

College is time for you to be on your own and to really discover who you are.

You do not want to procrastinate because the world will not stop and wait on you.

According to a 2006 survey by Conference Board on, less than half of Americans are satisfied with their jobs.

I have noticed that there is a lack of creativity in people’s career choices. Everyone is doing the same thing.

The lack of creativity all starts in elementary school. Many teachers and adults ask young children what they want to be when they grow up, common responses are policemen, firemen, doctors and so on.

Many young children are scared to step out of that box and say something out of the ordinary, for example, an artist.

I was not one of those children.

Whenever that question was asked of me, my response would be, “I do not know.” I continued saying that until I decided I wanted to be an entrepreneur my freshman year in high school.

If your ultimate dream is to be a ventriloquist, then do it. No one in Florida A&M University’s state-of-the-art career center can choose your career, that is something you have to do on your own.

You have to ask yourself, “What is something that I can do for the rest of my life, no matter the salary?” Then you have correctly chosen your career.

But I have noticed some people on campus are still not getting the purpose of this university.

Everyone’s parents have paid their money so that we can have a better life than they had. I advise every student to make the right decisions in life so they can have the career they want and not the one chosen to just get by.

Cornell Wedge is a freshman business administration student from Washington D.C. He can be reached at