Careers, Orientation, Personal Development

What do You want to be when You grow up?

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Written by Umu Sowe on behalf of RU Student Life

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

How many times have you been asked that? For students entering university, it’s all the more prevalent because we’re at a point when we’re nearly done with growing.

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PSYCH! You’re never done with growing.

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You do not have to have it all figured out.

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And if you think you do, you probably don’t.

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Coming to university (especially Ryerson) opens a door of endless opportunities.

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The next four, five, maybe even six years will take you on quite a ride. Enjoy it.

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Take courses that interest you. Do things that excite you.

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Remember to be open to the opportunities and change that may come your way. Question it. These things are happening for a reason. It’ll take you a while to realize that change is good, but it really is! Don’t be unwelcoming to it. Embrace it and remain optimistic.

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Whatever you choose to do, do it to the best of your ability. Don’t half-ass it. People will take notice. The point is to be indispensible. Do it so well, that people could not imagine doing it without you.

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Meet as many people as you can. Through it all always be YOU.

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Trust yourself to know what is best for you. Hear other people, but listen to what you want, too.

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Every phase of your life is a series of self-discoveries.

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Your journey towards becoming “What you want to be when you grow up” never really ends. Your journey is your destination. Wherever you are in your life, it is exactly where you should be.

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Remember: It is ok to not have it all figured it out. Just have an idea of what you love. In the end, it will be okay.

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