University Students Shouldn’t Fret Over Picking Perfect Career Path

Canadian students are spending too much time worrying about selecting “perfect” majors as they enter universities—but in doing so, aren’t necessarily setting themselves up for success, experts caution.

School must be viewed as a time to learn, network, and explore options: “It’s often about the journey,” Eileen Chadnick, a career coach with Big Cheese Coaching in Toronto, told The Canadian Press. “You may start in a career and you may, through trial and error, change it, so don’t worry about having all the answers before the first semester of university. Being able to interact with different personalities, getting a network of like-minded people who have had this shared experience … is just as important as the degree content itself.”