It’s not easy to choose what you want to do for the rest of your life at the age of 18. On average, 50 to 70 percent of students change their major at least once during their time in college. Yes, making money is the main goal after college, but if you’re not happy while making the money, is it actually worth it?
After high school, my mom tried her hardest to convince me to go to school for nursing, because it’s guaranteed money once you leave college. Though nursing is a great major and super important, I knew I would not be happy or have fun doing it. Once I discovered Nicholls had a mass communications program, my heart was set.
This past May I began interning for Amps Events, which is an EDM concert promoter that has been bringing world class live events to New Orleans for nearly 20 years. Since I started, I can’t imagine myself wanting to do anything else with my life. With my exceptional love for music and desire for wanting to be apart of something much bigger than myself, I know for sure that this is something I can do for the rest of my life.
Here’s 4 reasons why you should love what you do for a living:
1. You’ll feel more motivated, inspired, and productive.
2. You will be an inspiration to those who are still figuring out their career path.
3. You will a have a bigger chance at succeeding, rather than those who don’t enjoy their career.
4. You’ll feel a sense of fulfillment.
“A job that you love … gives you extra motivation to meet your goals, and when you do, the sense of accomplishment is outstanding” – Mansanari Arai, CEO and co-founder of Kii Corporation.