How to choose a university degree and where to study

Studying at university is a decision that can have a major impact on a person’s future career. In this bet, many factors come into play, from employability to personal concerns, through family tradition, or issues related to economic capacity and travel.

SLAM School offers a good option to study in public and private universities in Spain and the rest of the world. By studying the British Baccalaureate Extended Diploma at SLAM School, in addition to learning English and Spanish, you will acquire useful skills in any field and increase your chances of entering university.

In this article we are going to give you tips for choosing a university career, such as discovering what you are passionate about, considering personal skills and long-term goals, and not focusing exclusively on employability. We also recommend you to inform yourself about the universities and curricula, paying attention to the prestige of the school. SLAM School stands out for its broad portfolio of sports services and extra help for young athletes. Although the decision is largely up to the student, it is advisable to ask for help in the immediate environment.

Tips for choosing the perfect college degree for you

First of all, do not panic if you are not sure how to choose university studies. SLAM will try to help you with the following recommendations. And if you see that you are not completely happy with your decision, you can always go back and look for other options within the university world, or with any other type of training.

Find out what you are really passionate about

This is the first basic requirement. If you focus on something you are truly passionate about, the years of study will fly by, you will enjoy learning, and you will even want to further your education.

What are your skills

Each university degree requires different skills. If you’re good at public speaking, you may be able to study something related to sales, marketing or public speaking, for example. Find out what your talents are and direct your decision toward that field.

What objectives do you want to achieve

Ask yourself what you want to do in the future. If you’re passionate about public service, think about a degree that fits that. If you love to travel, take a look at tourism. Make your choice match your long-term goals.

Beware of employability

One of the tips for choosing a university career that you don’t have to pay much attention to is employability. Do not condition your decision exclusively on this factor, since the labor demand can change radically in the future.

However, research where the future job market may be headed and see which options best suit your tastes. If you end up studying something that really makes you feel comfortable, you will find better job opportunities, although dedication and effort are essential.

Ask for help in your immediate environment

Although the decision to choose a university or degree is largely up to you, the people around you can help you. At the institute, there is the figure of the counselor, who knows the trajectory of each student and can provide useful advice.

In addition, you can also get help from family, friends or people who have already studied something similar to what you have in mind.

Learn about universities and curricula

Most universities, both public and private, offer extensive information about their educational offerings. Read all this material carefully, from the subjects to be studied to the itineraries and professional opportunities.

On the other hand, there are centers that include extra proposals that accompany the studies. At SLAM we have a wide portfolio of sports services and extra help for young people who stand out in the world of sports. Our proposal goes beyond simple intellectual training, as we understand that sport can provide healthy values to build the leaders of the future.

Where to study your university degree

Once you know what you want to study, now it is time to choose the center. The degree is as important as the university that offers it. To resolve this question, you will have to take into account aspects such as the prestige of the center, the possibilities of mobility and your own conditions as a student.

Study near your place of residence

Most students choose to enroll in a university that is close to their place of residence. This way, the costs involved in studying are lower. Spain has an extensive network of public and private universities, which guarantees numerous options to meet the needs of each individual.

But, on the other hand, there is also a powerful policy of scholarships in public and private centers that allows many students to have facilities to move and live many kilometers away from their usual place of residence.

University prestige

A second determining factor is the prestige of the center. Attending a university that has trained outstanding personalities in the world of business or sports is a more than interesting springboard for access to professional success.

At SLAM we take great care of this idea and, in addition, we link academic training with the world of sports, with exclusive options for students with outstanding performance in various sports.

Centers that attract talent

The third factor in deciding on a university is location. Areas that attract the most employment, such as large capital cities, tend to be the places where many major companies are looking for professionals. This makes these cities a force that attracts more and more talent from further afield.

How to study at a European university

All of the above advice is very useful when choosing a university course and center in Spain. But if, on the other hand, what the student, or the family, wants is to study abroad, in the European territory, other considerations will have to be taken into account.

In the first place, language becomes a central element. English helps to open many doors, so it is advisable to select a pre-university study center where this requirement is contemplated. This is what we do at SLAM School, where students complete their high school years with a U.S. High School Diploma.

Students can also obtain accredited academic and vocational qualifications in Great Britain. These accreditations not only open doors to schools in both English-speaking countries, but are also a good stepping stone to universities in other European countries.

That is why SLAM brings together students and teachers from all over the world. In our center, students have access to an enriching and cosmopolitan universe that will be of great help to improve their profile in the European context.

In conclusion, we live in an increasingly prepared and competitive world, which is why SLAM not only focuses on training you academically in all its areas but it is also concerned that you stand out in personal skills. It wants to give possibilities to those who want to train and become elite athletes and creates a study plan and validations with other foreign universities so that students who do not close doors to the possibility of studying outside Spain have the possibility in the future.

Therefore, once you have considered your options, studied the possibilities and, above all, decided what your motivations and future interests are , you are ready to make a decision.

Think big!