Career Associated Myths

 Myth:STEM majors are the most rewarding. Parents believe that STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) are the surest way to happy lives and jobs that pay more money.
Fact:Not all students would be happy or capable of pursuing STEM majors. Also, other majors outside STEM, like commerce and social sciences, are valuable in the job market.
 Myth:Follow your passion. A common myth is that if you “Do what you love, you will never work a single day in your life.”
Fact:While passion is essential, a person’s interests change over time, and what you love or need in your 20s might not be the same in your 30s.  
 Myth:You can be whatever you want! Children are encouraged to DREAM BIG and told that they could be anything they set their minds to.
Fact:Being successful requires a match between one’s interests, abilities, and qualifications. One can wish to be a doctor but fail the anatomy exams.  
 Myth:Money buys happiness! Most students think that getting that good-paying job will bring them happiness in life.
Fact:Money is vital for paying your bills and taking care of your loved ones. But if you dread waking up every day to spend your precious time working at a job you hate, then it is not worth it.  
 Myth:What you study determines your career! Graduates often envision their future as a straight line. First, they get the job they studied towards, rise through the ranks, and become successful in the industry!
Fact:Career paths are never linear, and most jobs are driven by demand. What is marketable today might be outdated or automated in a few years.  
 Myth:Patience pays! Some people believe that if they are patient enough, the universe will eventually lead them to their dream careers.
Fact:While life is unpredictable, having a plan for your goals is more beneficial than merely waiting for luck.  
 Myth:You must match all requirements! Some feel that they must meet all the criteria to study or even apply for a job.
Fact:No one has mastered all the requirements for any course or career. You can learn as you go.

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  1. Wow this a great platform which will help society and people widely educating them ,more so this generation we are in sometimes we intend to believe on things that does not exist

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