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					                                                                               Carolyn Chan
                                                                                    CEP121
                                                                                      5/4/06

Personal Career Development Essay

          Choosing the right major is complicated and so complex. There are some majors
that sound interesting and some are boring. However, choosing the right major is
important. It doesn't only give you good paid job, but it serves as your key to a better
future goal. Moreover, deciding what major you want to take takes time, you have to do
some research about the course description; and where and what colleges or universities
you can go to that focus best regarding the majors. Furthermore, opinion, help, guidance,
and influence from other people affect the decision of what major you want to take.
However, even with the help and guidance of other people, there will still be obstacle that
will come your way. You must ready to face it.
          First, knowing what your abilities are is important in choosing what you want to
major. Before I decided to go into accounting, I was still so undecided. I change my
decision from one major to another, and back and forth. I researched some well-known
colleges and universities that offers good major, or sounds like a good major for me.
Unlike for others, that it goes other way around. They decide what they want to major
first; before they decide which school they would go. However, after some unsuccessful
research for colleges and universities, I tried to give a little twist or more effort in doing
research. I tried to research in specific areas, like accounting, business administration,
business management, nursing, fine arts, and even culinary. After do ing many researched
about different majors, I do some reflection about what are my strengths, and
weaknesses; what are the qualities that I have that are suitable in a particular major. For
example, For instance, Baruch College is part of the CUNY system. However, Baruch in
a business related college, unlike in Queens College, which also part of CUNY system
offers more majors, and are not only open for students who are in the business related
majors.
          In addition, after knowing my qualities, strength, and weaknesses, I talk to my
parents. I want to know what they think, and what they feel if I took other major rather
than accounting. Also, I want to know what are the advantage and disadvantage of
choosing other majors; and came to take this major because. My aunt's advice really
affected on what my decision was. She told me that being an accountant; you'll be paid to


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                                                                              Carolyn Chan
                                                                                   CEP121
                                                                                     5/4/06

just understand the data, advantages, and a good ideal work of many people. For
example, my cousin who did his accounting internship in Manhattan pays him twenty-
eight dollars an hour and after he graduates from college, the company is ready to hire
him. Moving on, there are many people who had helped me along the way. First are my
professors that work hard to give their student a better understand ing of the concept.
They also give so advice to students. Second is my family. They provide me good
support to study hard to have a high GPA.
       Moreover, obstacle is part of life, no matter where you go, no matter what you do,
and you must face it. For me, one of the biggest obstacle that I faced is the attempting to
succeed is having financial problem, like money for paying my tuition and fees, and
money for books. However, I planned to overcome this problem by studying hard and
maintaining my GPA high so I could apply for scholarship for the next semester.
Moreover, my plan is to study harder, then prepare myself, and start to work on my plan.
The second biggest obstacle is managing my time, because I have to divide my time in
house holds, school work, and social life, yet. Right now I’m learning a time management
skill, that hopeful will help me manage everything, and do everything that is need to be
done. I know time management is easy things that can be learn in a day, but in my case, I
need to be tough for a long while.
       Finally, I learned that in internship, I have to be able to manage my time wisely,
communicating with many people, and organized everything. I plan to overcome this one
by one, first to develop my time management skill, by setting dead line in every work.
Second, communicating with others, I planned to take more communication class. And
lastly, organizing. I planned to fixed one thing at a time, because I realized that doing all
the things in the same time, you wont finish anything.
       In conclusion, I believe it is important to develop all the weak skills in order to
compete in this world, and also you should also know what you want to become in order
to be successful.




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