SPM 2011 just ended by the end of December 2011, my juniors from Intej must be relaxing at their home now, spending quality times with their families, attending driving classes and there must be some of them working part time to collect some money in this four to five months holiday.
But, I dont think that's the main thing I am gonna write on this lovely evening. Today, I'm writing about your PATH AND CHOICE for UPU !
The application for UPU had been opened once again this year, giving you guys list of universities to be chosen around Malaysia. Frankly saying, there will be a lot of choice and maybe some of you will have the difficulties to choose which university to be applied. Here's my tip.
- Just keep aside your childhood ambition
Most of us have the childhood ambition, for example, me myself, wanting to be a doctor for a quite a long time, and I end up to take engineering course right now. The reason I say so is because you still don't know how good or how bad is your result. Try to think what will happen if you choose all medic course but your results in SPM don't make you qualify to study medic?
- Widen your choices
Don't limit your choices for a particular area only. Don't put all your choices in the same part, widen your choice. Studying in a religious class wont assure you to be an Ustaz, so do studying in the account class, you may not be an accountant, you may become a Doctor. And so on.
- Foundation or diploma?
This one is quite subjective. Frankly saying, if you think you can do very well in your exams, go for foundation. The reason I say that is because if you score high grades, you will automatically eligible to enter the diploma and the possibilities is very high for you to enter diploma. Diploma takes 3 years, and Foundation only 1 years or at most 2 years. Don't feel bad if you have to take diploma. Diploma is also okay :)
- Ask your seniors
Your seniors have been in your shoes, having dilemma to choose which course and university they should do the application. Try talking with them. I am sure they wont hesitate to help you and they will surely be happy to get a call from their juniors.
- Dont forget your PARENTS
Discuss with them about your choices before choosing them. They have been knowing you and they know what are you capable at. There may be some cases your parents choice contradict with your choices. If you still want to choose it, talk to your parents carefully, have a slow talk with them, convince them that you can do the thing that you want. Insyallah, they also want the best for their kids.
- Last, but not least, ISTIKHARAH.
If you are feeling so hard, don't know which to choose, talked to your parents but still ended in dilemma to choose the courses, do solat istikharah. Remember, ALLAH is always by our side. Take your time, the due date is still long, do solat istikharah, ask for His guidance, insyallah He will lead you and give you the best choice ;)
I think that's all I can say about this matter. Just tell me if there's anything I forget to say. All the best in choosing the courses. Good Luck !
p/s : Don't you think it is the end of the world if you cannot choose the course you that you want, the choice that you get may be lot better than what you think.