Hi there! 🙂
So I’m currently a first year Life Sciences student at St. George Campus and I’m still not sure what I want to do with my life at this point. I did research and explore careers and I feel that nothing really catches my interest. I don’t know what I want to major or minor or specialize in Life Sciences. The reason I went into Life Sciences is because I felt there were more careers offered in this program but I’m still undecisive and sometimes, I feel I don’t know if its worth it to stay in the program. I did try thinking more of a career that reflects my personality and values, I really do like to communicate with people (especially children)and I wish to work in a field that I can provide care for people so I did gain more of an interest in nursing (hopefully in Sickkids) and I prefer working in a hospital than working in a lab or research. The thing is, I don’t want to study that long and I’m not that bright lol so a Ph D is out of the picture, 2 years of masters is fine though. The thing about nursing is that I think I have to transfer out of UofT and attend Ryersons nursing or?
York because my friend in 4th year life sci, (pursuing nursing at UofT next year) said they require you to finish a degree and then apply for the 2 year problem and they only accept B+ – A+ averages (I don’t think I can maintain a high GPA) whereas for Ryerson, I can directly apply and it’ll be a shorter time and they also offer placements. The problem is, I don’t want to transfer out of UofT, I really love the campus, I just checked out Ryersons campus and I realized how beautiful UofT campus is and how opened it is. I love the libraries here and I made a few good close friends here and the profs are great. I don’t know whether I should stay at UofT or transfer. It’ll be such an adjustment if I do transfer. The good part about Ryerson is the classes will be smaller, easier to interact with others and make friends and easier to have a social life too. If I stay here at UofT, I don’t know what career I wish to pursue, I do love psychology though! What’s holding me back from majoring in Psychology is that people are always saying that it is so hard to get a job in psychology unless you have a Ph D. Sigh.
Should I stay here at UofT? Or, is there any other careers you suggest?
Sorry for the long message btw and thanks for the help! 🙂
Oh yeah, do you reply back on the site or by mail?
Welcome to the 80% of U of T students who have no idea what the hell they are doing with their lives. From what you have told me, you feel like (I hope you’re laying on a leather couch) Ryerson is better for you academically, but socially and for general enjoyment, you would prefer to be at U of T.
Yah … I really can’t make this decision for you … I can barely make it for myself. If you were 100% set on nursing, then I would probably support a transfer because you can always visit friends, the campus and even sneak into U of T libraries. If you’re not positive on this decision I would wait it out a little bit.
U of T has, after all of these years, realized that we (the students) have no effiing idea what we are doing.
The Career Center, I hear, is the bee’s knees. Or even an academic advisor could help point you in the right way … or at the very least hand you a tissue as your eyes fill with tears.
I’ll make you a deal: you choose my career and I’ll choose yours.
forever and always,