Come September, I will be entering my second year of college as a Political Science student (History minor). Although I still have plenty of time to figure out what I’m going to do with my life, I’m the kind of person that likes to have at least a little direction.
The one thing I know for sure is that, when I graduate with my BA I want to go to more school. Now, that school might be law school or it might be grad school, but school none the less.
Everyone thinks I should be a lawyer, as I was the captain of the debate team in high school and all that jazz. My thing is that I really like being in front of people, speaking, and having a direct influence. It is my understanding that most of an attorney’s time is spent in office, researching, writing, etc. My other problem is the whole moral thing: how do you defend someone you think is guilty or prosecute someone that you just…feel…is innocent? Or: how do you actively help people divorce (I would think family law could make someone rather cynical)? Of course I understand that attorneys help do good things more then the rare bad, but how is that handled? Maybe some attorneys could tell me your experiences? Do you like your job? Is it worth it?
I could be a professor- that could be neat. I could babble all day, constantly interact with people, make good money. So far, this seems to be the most promising option. So? What’s it like being a professor? Do you like it? Would you suggest it?
Of course, I could go into politics. I’ve worked on a few campaigns here in the valley, and it seems interesting. This is option seems to be the most unsure, as anything could really happen.
What else could I do? I appreciate any ideas, advice, etc.
Maybe I should go back to my plan from when I was 8: be an Egyptologist .