Do you think it’s better to focus on one subject in college or study a variety of subjects in college?
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Some people prefer to study one subject in college, since they argue that specializing only in one subject will be more advantageous for their professional lives. However, in my opinion, I would rather study a variety of subjects in college, because it helps me to broaden my perspective, boost my chance in job market and choose a subject which is more appropriate to me.
First of all, studying more than one subjects at university help us to widen our horizon. When we examine the most successful people’s lives throughout history, we can clearly realize that most of them interested in more than one subject. It cannot be coincidence, because every new things we have learned increase our versatile thinking ability. It provides us to develop different perspective when we encounter difficulties. For example, a student from business administration department can boost their leadership skills when he read the bibliographies of Alexander The Great or George Washington.
Moreover, in recent years, having versatile personality play a crucial role in business life. It will us render privilege among the other people from the very beginning of business life. First, we can find a job more easily. Additionally, in further business life, we can get earlier promotion. By way of illustration, one of my friend graduated from both engineering and business administration department. While he was working as an engineer in company, it appears a vacant position in management department within company. Because of his educational background, he got the promotion.
Finally, some people may be still undecided in what they want to major in. I think it is great opportunity for these kinds of people receiving lecture from various subjects in order to decide more accurately. I remember that one of my friend was in dilemma between studying literature or engineering in the first year at university. He received lessons from both subjects and at the end of the year, he saw that literature was more suitable to his personality and met his current and future expectation he continued studying literature. Now, he becomes very successful author.
Taking all the above mentioned into consideration, studying more than one subject simultaneously provide us with better future and well-rounded mind.
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