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TAKING UP A SECOND MAJOR – IS IT WORTH IT?

We all know that student’s life is not a bed of roses. The requirements are very high, there are a lot of tests, exams and in addition to numerous classes associated with the major, there are also some extra ones, like physical education, language and IT classes, which are helpful, but take time. What’s more, at a certain point, students have to attend obligatory apprenticeship in companies, whose business profile is close to their field of study. Many students have to earn their living, because the money they receive from family is not enough to cover all bills, or does not allow them to live life to the full.

So with so many things that need to be done, is it possible to find time for a second major? There is no straightforward answer to this question, because if you’re thinking of beginning a second course, you have to take a decision on your own, taking into account all pros and cons and you’re individual situation. Below, you’ll find some risks and benefits of such a solution, that may help you make up your mind.

BENEFITS

For those who are interested in more than one major, the main benefit is the possibility to learn two, often equally interesting subjects, and receive two diplomas, which will certainly be well perceived at the future job interview. It may also increase the chances of employment, especially if both courses are somehow linked with each other. Second of all, after a few years the job we are doing may become monotonous and boring, but if you have a second diploma, you can always start a new career in the new profession without having to come back to study.

RISKS 

One of the risk associated with studying two majors is that it is impossible to immerse yourself in one field of study, because the focus of attention has to be divided into two subjects. What is more, it may be overwhelming, and finally you may end up with only one diploma, and the feeling of waste of time. Usually, due to the vast amount of knowledge that has to be acquired, you may not be able to work, and as a result your CV will be lacking work experience once you graduate. There is also a risk that some classes or lectures will be scheduled at the same time, and it will be difficult to reconcile one study with another.

If you have not yet decided, and you’re looking for some tips on how to pick the right course (or courses), visit http://studentflairblog.com, where you’ll find a plethora of useful information on studying, student’s jobs and spending free time.