Ask any alumni: If you studied again, which the course would you choose? The successful person who made a right choice would say I would be the same course. A person who hasn't achieved enough successes would change her/his academic life upside down. I'd like to protect you from IT in your career. Believe me, I've met a lot of people who graduated or are still studying Courses which they shouldn't have studied/graduated. Mostly, they have many different reasons why they decided to study. The money, prestige, and family pressure are the most popular but they always have one thing in common - these Students are not interested in what they are studying.

It's a really bad idea studying without interest

Studying without interest is possible, moreover, it isn't even difficult. Just be in lectures, do what has to be done, know what has to be known to pass. Simple? Simple! And you also have more time for family and having fun. Does it not seem nice? However, you'll have to pay for it later. When you graduate, what will you want to do? I'm pretty sure that you won't want to do something that is of no interest to you. It's thought you can push yourself to do it. I agree, but how long can you do it? Does it make you happy?

My experience

I've known many people from my Computer Science department and many of them are an information technology enthusiastic.

Unfortunately, I met also people who regret their choice increasingly. I think it's approximately 20 percent of all students in my department. Each one's history is different, but I think they could have made a different choice (including a decision to not study) and this is the main reason why I decided to write about this case.

When I talk with potential new students, they say something like this:

'I really don't know what I want to study'

They also say, "IT courses are so popular and my friends have chosen one of them. Maybe I should try it as well although I'm only a little interested in this maybe is it enough?" I propose you answer these questions:

  • Do you know how your computer works or want to know?
  • Is it a pleasure for you spending time with technology?
  • Do you try to be up to date with technology news?
  • If you have free time, will you spend it on the computer (or other devices)? If so, do you learn something then?
  • What do you like talking about? Is it connected with IT?
  • Do you want to work using technology?
  • Are you ready to learn a necessary math and physic knowledge?

If you have more answers 'yes' than 'no', it says it probably will be a good idea to come up with getting into university IT courses and you won't fed up with it after few weeks. I hope this article will help you choose a good option.