Choosing a university & degree




If you are uncertain about what degree or university to pursue, this article is dedicated to you.

Like many who are about to finish high school, it is both an exciting and an overwhelming time. Personally, for me, I was excited because I was about to embark on a new journey in my life and I was overwhelmed because the options were vast and endless.

When you think about it, it’s kind of crazy that we spend over 13 years of our lives studying various topics at school but we gain very little exposure to actually understanding what’s it like pursuing a variety of careers we would need to choose from after we finish our schooling years.

So how did I navigate my path to figuring out which degree and university I should pursue after high school?

Firstly I found it very helpful to narrow my prospective career aspiration by looking into where I had natural tendencies to learn about a particular topic or desire to understand more about a particular profession.

At that time, I was quite interested in being able to create a positive impact in the world particularly for youths and in Nepal while being able to expand my knowledge of human behavior science, the mind, and





in the world learning about human behavior, the mind,


it was critical that I pursued a degree and topic I


I spent a bit figuring out where my natural interest laid. I believe this was an important step because once we know what we are interested in learning more about

Secoundly I spent a lot of time reseraching what it was like to work as certain profession to gain a better understanding

Thirdly I started searching the web to gain insights into career path ways that were both in demand and had the highest earning potentials.




The path to figuring out what degree and university I wanted to go to were neither short nor easy, it took a lot of dedicated research reading up on the various career options, searching online what career paths would lead to high earning potentials, and countless visits to my school career advisor.




To be frank the path to figuring out what I should pursue was not easy and similar to everyone I started off with an unlimited amount of possibilities to choose from with limited knowledge and understanding of what it would actually be like working in that profession.




I am was both excited and overwhelmed with the vast career options available.


It’s nearly the end of my high school year and with my new found interest in wanting to do something good in Nepal, my last days of 2010 were dedicated to exploring which university and degree I should study. After extensive research reading up on the various career options, searching online what career paths would lead to high earning potentials, and countless visits to my school career advisor, I finally felt I had some insights into what career pathway I wanted to pursue.

The journey to gaining insights into what career path I wanted to pursue was not an easy one, I had read up nearly every profession possible and there was a lot of hypothesising the pros and cons of each profession. During this journey what seemed to help me narrow my options were three important questions I asked myself based on what I knew was important to me which were which degree will a big positive impact in the world, continue learning about human behaviour and the mind, and



criteria that were important to me.

The first criteria was that it must eventually lead to me being able to make a positive diffrence in peoples lives, the second was that it must pay good money so I have the autonomy to support the causes important to me without being reliant on external contributors, and lastly




What I knew during my search was that



Personally, for me I knew wanted to do something in Nepal so doing a degree in Public Health was a no brainer, I also knew I spent a lot of my time learning about human behaviour and how our mind worked so studying a degree in Psychology was defiantly on the list, what wasn’t on my list was business. Pursing a career in business was an edgy topic for me given my parents had their own business and unlike other professions there was very little stability


When we take a step back it almost sounds crazy to think that we are required to make such a big life decision with endless options based on very little experience of knowing what it is like to do the actual work.


It’s nearly the end of 2010 and with my new found interest in wanting to do something good in Nepal, at the end of my high school years I am in an intense pursuit to find out which university and degree I should study. When we take a step back it almost sounds crazy to think that we are required to make such a big life decision with endless options based on very little experience of knowing what it is like to do the actual work.

Personally, for me my strategy was quite simple, I knew I wanted to do something in Nepal so doing a degree in Public Health was a no brainer, I also knew I spent a lot of my time learning about human behaviour and how our mind worked so studying a degree in Psychology was defiantly on the list, lastly


after reading various career books and searching online jobs that will make the most money, it ultimately came down to three degrees.



on finding out


I start spending vast number of hours both online and in the library studying the unlimited career options available as I embark on choosing a degree that I will spend the majority of my life studying and doing. Talk about no pressure at all!

What I learned during this process was that we can only hypothesise the degree and university we choose will lead to our eventual success.


with the best of our ability on what we believe will lead


During this time the key career options I was interested in pursuing was psychology because I was very interested in learning about the mind and human behaviour,


After considerable consideration and given the fact we needed to be strategic which what we applied for as a


Given we had to be very strategic on which degree we prefrenced






trying to figure out what’s the best degree and university that would help me achieve my objective. During this time I spent hours both online and in the library studying what it was like pursuing particularly occupations from social science all the way to business.






At the end of my high school years, like many students


For any high school student, thinking about where we want to study and what we want to study is one of the most exciting experiences during our schooling years. It is a moment when


inishing high school and choosing our next path is an exciting experience. I still re-call vividly when we



The number of career opportunities are unlimited. For some they may already know where their passion lies and for others


For many of us it is a moment where we really get to think and explore what we want to do for the rest of our lives. For some they may already know what they want to do and for others they may still be exploring