PUBLISHED ON 17/6/12 ON STUDENT VIEW
It’s Not Who We Are, But What We Choose To Become
In today’s society young people account for almost one in five of the Australian population.
It is true that the future of Australia lies in the hands of its youth. However, young people are experiencing troubles when it comes time to decide which career to undertake.
I know myself, as an undergraduate university student, the world that lies beyond university remains both scary and unknown.
Knowing that the future of Australia relies on people I pass at university or friends I grab a cup of coffee with is quite a frightening idea.
When at university the choosing of a future career seems decades away, until you reach the last semester of your degree.
If, as children, you asked us what we wanted to be when we were older, we would have had answers from firemen, doctors and nurses to superheroes or hairdressers.
It is only since I have been at university that it has become apparent how many different career paths actually exist.
I believe that young people today are capable of achieving any task and overcoming any obstacle placed in their way.
It’s hard to imagine what the world would be like without the influence of young people.
Deciding on a career can be a daunting task for young people. This is because they need to decide what is right for themselves and not just fall victim to the expectations of others.
After all, what is important to one person might not be important to another.
Such a decision shouldn’t be rushed, as it will become known to the person when the time is right.
There are so many career paths nowadays, people constantly swap and change careers all the time. What was once a life-changing decision, is no longer such a definitive one.
Within a certain field of employment there are many different opportunities to change and advance in a job. This means that young people no longer face the decision of a certain career but more a certain job industry.
Young people are the future. If Australia gave them a voice instead of assuming they are to young to know anything of importance, perhaps they would find choosing a career easier.