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Home The Business School Blog 2016 March 02 This program will help you succeed (even if you're still unsure about your future)

This program will help you succeed (even if you're still unsure about your future)

picture of Centennial College Pre-Business program students standing outside the school of business

It's a question as old as time: What do you want to be when you grow up? While some are blessed with the answer to this question from a very early age, the majority of us take quite a bit longer to figure it out. Take me, for example. I had to take five completely different programs until I finally found my calling. So there's absolutely nothing wrong with not knowing what career you want – after all, it's one of the biggest decisions of your life! But if you don't want to take the same long and winding route I took, there's one program that just might do for you what five programs did for me. And this is where the Centennial College Pre-Business Program comes into play.

Now you might be wondering what exactly "pre-business" is, so let me give you a quick run-down. The program is only two semesters long, and gives students a fantastic set of skills from courses such as basic accounting, communications, and business foundations. Within these areas of focus, students will get to learn about the functionality of an organization and how they might fit into the larger picture, whether that's in operations, marketing, finance or other.

One of the greatest things about this program is you don't have to have it all figured out. You don't have to have a clue what you want to do with your life, and it'll still be of enormous value to you (whether it's immediately evident or not).

By giving you a broad perspective on the types of careers out there, and applying some hard-skill practice within the classroom environment, you'll be exposed to a number of career options you otherwise may never have known about. You'll also begin to realize your strengths and weaknesses and what areas are of most interest to you. Maybe you discover your unknown love of number crunching and want to be an accountant, or that you're good with big-picture thinking and want to go into human resources. At the very least, you'll be able to determine what you don't want to do. And that's still a step in the right direction.

While simply getting an education won't guarantee you a job, what it does is provide evidence of your work ethic and the type of person you are. It shows future employers you've got tenacity – that you're able to commit to something and see it through to the end. And by taking the time to expand your mind, you're opening yourself to new adventures and opportunities.

So maybe the question shouldn't be about what you want to be, but instead what you want to explore? Because we already know you're capable of so much, so why cut yourself short?

By Ashley Breedon