Finding Your Balance from A to Chi: Finding Your Niche

College is supposed to be the best four years of you life, so why not love every minute of it?

Throughout the course of our lives, our ideal career path and future goals change and adapt as we grow and mature. As children, we all remember being posed with the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” While that decision always seemed far off in the distance, you quickly learn how fast time passes. Upon entering college, you must begin to narrow your focus in order to choose a career that is right for you. Even though some people may enter college with a predetermined idea of what they want to do, our college years hold the power to take us on the most unexpected of journeys.

The key to finding your niche is allowing yourself to explore your options, and immerse yourself in activities that make you happy. Have no idea where to begin? Take a broad spectrum of classes that will allow you to pinpoint subject matters that you enjoy, and that help highlight your individual strengths. By establishing a fundamental understanding of what you like and dislike, you will begin to create a schedule revolved around only subjects you enjoy.

Nothing says experience like getting your hands dirty and taking your level of learning outside of the classroom. Once you begin to target your individual interests, immerse yourself in activities of a similar nature. By gaining more applicable experience, you will be able to get a better handle on whether or not this field of study or career path is right for you. Especially being part of such an interactive and diverse campus community, there are always opportunities to get involved and try new things.

If you talk to any college senior, they will always say that college goes by too fast. Even though four years may seem like a long period of time, each year seems to pass much faster than the one before. Before you know it, you will be entering the real world, finally living the life you’ve spent years planning for.

Wherever you may be in your walk of life, always remember one thing: Embrace every opportunity that comes your way with open arms. Life always has a way of working out, especially when you least expect it. So, who knows? An unexpected opportunity today may result in finding your niche and happiness tomorrow.

By Eva Zymaris