It has been a while since I have written to you! This is the perfect time of the year for all of you to start thinking about studying abroad, especially you 11th and 12th graders! Why you might ask?
Tyche, was a level-headed valedictorian in high school who swore to become a neurosurgeon. A semester in her university in the US changed everything! After talking to her academic advisor she realized that she could combine her favorite areas: electronics and the brain by studying Electrical Engineering with a minor in neuroscience.
Not only is this possible for her, but it is also possible for you! When you study in the US, you have the opportunity to specialize in more than one subject within the four years. In addition, you will always have an academic advisor who will guide you through your academic path.
Magnes, believed in drowning himself in writing and research. In addition, he did not feel comfortable interacting with people. Whenever I would tell him to get out of his comfort zone, he wouldn’t budge. In his first semester, he got the opportunity to be a research assistant to a professor. He also decided to go for a leadership retreat with his new friends from diverse countries. One of my favorite stories about him is the time when he called me to talk about choosing the right on-campus job; where he had utilized the campus career services to help him with his resume and interview. Consequently, he was choosing between positions as a content-writer and a salesman. Without a word from my mouth, he says, “I decided to get out of my comfort zone and take up the sales position. I know I am smart and now I will learn how to market myself.”
You can be him! Through the US education you would have abundant resources to develop your soft skills. Career service offices in most of the universities would help you with resume building and mock interviews that will help you get a job. The on-campus jobs/internships/ research will also play a vital role in developing your soft skills.
I am proud of these students’ accomplishments in a matter of months. They were one of those students who never thought they would study out of the country and utilize the vast resources to become who they are right now. I’d like to see more of you finding yourselves, changing your minds, getting out of your comfort zone and doing what you love; We encourage you to dream big and as you always know The IKC will be here to guide you every step of the way.