Must-Ask Questions Before Investing In A University Major/Career Path

It’s not just about the money and job market. With the fast paced changes, building a flexible and adaptable career can make all the difference.

Like most investments, investing in an education to a career path, requires a lot of research. But financials and job markets are only a part of the research.

So here are 8 key questions (bolded throughout) you need to ask yourself before investing in a career path (including what I think is the most overlooked section – lifestyle!).

Create A “No Debt” Graduation Plan

While education is the one of the most valuable things you can invest in, it’s almost one of the most costly. And there is a line that makes it not worth it. So how did I manage to pay off my student debt before I graduate? A lot of work.

There’s no glamorous way to say it, but it’s possible and the sooner you start, the better. To start here is how much paid for my degree:

How To Turn Your Internship to A Job Offer

I’ve literally worked dozens of temporary positions and almost always, I’ve had a continuous extension or job offer afterwards. Currently, I work for the government. I started in a contract position and, in less than a year, was offered permanent, full-time, with full benefits.

Even when I was in temp pools and job hopping, I never went a day without work and I quickly learned that these are the skills and initiatives employers are looking for. 

Dealing With A Parking Ticket

They are very few life admin tasks as dreadful and frustrating as a parking ticket. It’s not anything serious enough to justify making a big deal of, i.e. disputing your rent with a landlord, but not anything small enough to ignore, i.e. making a dentist appointment.

It’s right there in the middle of frustrating and where it won’t keep you up at night but enough for you dread dealing with it.

The Untold Secret Villas of Rome

Everyone goes to Rome. Of course! I lived there for 6 months so I know there’s always a million things to see and do and eat. If you’re on a time crunch, a quick google of “Things to do and see in Rome” will give you more than enough ideas. However, if you have the time, I truly recommend seeing a different side of Rome. To see the Empire beyond the ruins, into the lavish life of the emperors…and for that you will need to go to Tivoli.