A Letter To You As A Child
I am writing this to the 16 years old me, I will refer to him as young Ziad, who chose to take subjects in high school that are required to enter engineering in University.
Tomorrow is the deadline to submit the subjects you are going to take in high school. You didn’t decide what job you would like to have yet and I admit that it is hard to decide. I just want to advise you that all engineering students with me in AUC are really suffering. They are always depressed, they work too much, don’t enjoy what they do and then score bad grades. I am certain that 90% of them would choose not to study engineering if they had the chance to get back in the past and be your age and choose from the beginning. Yes there might be some of them who are happy studying engineering, but the majority are not. I did like you, and took engineering subjects. And as soon as I have joined engineering in AUC, I got terrible grades and I really hated the university. I dropped all engineering courses but after add and drop. So the money for the courses is gone. I was also late in credit hours, so I had to take courses in summer and winter, and ruin my vacation. Also my GPA was 2.07 so it was very hard to declare business. I had to study too much to declare business, and get A’s in all courses. I could have avoided all of this, if I had someone advising me at your age not to think of becoming an engineer. So right now, change all your courses, have fun in high school and plan to join business school. You will have time to enjoy life in AUC, and you will be happy with what you are studying. And you will finish uni in 4 years only, and also have good career after you graduate.
Think wisely Young Ziad