Sat. Mar 25th, 2023
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What is the best way to take the stress out of deciding?

By | Amaya Heyes

Right now is a busy time for grade 12s as post-secondary early admission application deadlines have already arrived, or are coming up, and it seems like there is a lot to do – on top of keeping up with homework, and other activities.

As I’ve heard from many other students at Notre Dame, choosing a faculty that seems to be the right choice, has been challenging.

Very few of us truly knows what career path we want to pursue when we enter the professional work force, which makes decisions like these much more difficult.

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I think it’s best if people choose something that they are truly interested in, and passionate about, so that they can actually enjoy what they are learning and have more fun with it overall.

I also believe that it’s okay not to know everything that you want to do in the future, and no matter what degree you start, you are making the right decision. For now…

There are many post-secondary information sessions in person and online, which provide students with program-specific information and other things like campus life, and a plethora of other activities. 

To balance school and application deadlines, it’s best to not rush things and start your applications early; doing things last minute can bring up more anxiety than needed and the quality of your application could be affected.

By doing a little bit each day, it should feel less draining, and much less daunting; one should still have time to do their homework, keep up with other activities, and study for tests. 

This process is leading to the next step in our life, which is why it’s so important, but it shouldn’t have to be super stressful. 

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