Do you end up wondering ‘what is it that I would really like to study’? Relax! You are not the only student who is getting sleepless nights as the class 10 board exam drift closer. This is the time of the year when students are either busy preparing for their pre-board exams or wondering ‘what next’. Choosing a stream after 10th board exams is the first big decision of a student’s life and also one of the most crucial decisions in career making.
Class 10 is perhaps the time when you should take some time to think what you really want to study, what career path do you think is best suited for your skills and what you want to become. Board exam preparation is perhaps the best time to decide what subjects you want to study as this is the time where you can separate the subjects that you like to study from those that you find less interesting.
Picking up the right subject is essential as it plays an elemental role in your career. Deciding what stream to pick is a decision that should not be taken under pressure or influence. Calm your mind and try to forget what your friends are doing or what your parents are saying and then try to figure out what you really want to study.
With the right guidance and clear mindset, you can easily figure out the stream that you want to opt after class 10. Following are some tips that you must keep in mind while deciding what subject to pick after your class 10 board exams:
Your interest and educational conscience should play an integral part in picking the right stream for you. Figure out what you like studying and what subjects complement your skills and personality. Don’t pick a stream because it is a common choice among students, your decision should be based on what you want to study or what subjects you are good at.
Measure your options carefully:
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Science is not the only stream that offers good career options. Every stream offers equally good opportunities and career prospects. It’s not the stream that ensures a good career. A good career depends on the ability of the student to utilize his potential in the right field. Therefore it is very important to choose a field where you can utilize your skills. As long as you are good in what you choose, there will be endless opportunities.
Discuss with your parents:
Communication gap between you and your parents will only create problems for you. It is very important to discuss your preferences with your parents and expressing your point-of-view. Do your research and explain to your parents what career path you want to choose and why. The more open you are about your decision, the more supportive your parents are going to be.
Regardless of what stream you choose, it is very important to do a thorough research and weigh your options correctly. You can also talk to seniors, teachers and career counselors to get a clear idea about different fields and figure out what’s best for you. Believe in yourself and stay firm on your decision. As long as you have determination, you will create your own way.