Now that I’m specializing in environmental management… the more I realize thatI want to be a generalist.
When I was 17 and deciding on what I should do for university, I was really hard pressed to pick something -anything. I didn’t like English, or languages for that matter, wasn’t a math or science person, didn’t want anything in the social sciences, the list goes on. The only thing that somewhat clicked with me was business marketing. What can I say, I like people:) With international business as my undergrad degree, I can’t say that I’m too disappointed either.
But now, in round two of university life, I can’t stop thinking about what I don’t know yet.
I’m learning that I am interested in psychology, philosophy, politics, geography, history, technology, sciences, (well, still not math yet… need to get over the numbers phobia), art, languages, the list goes on. And this is showing in my course options: business, environmental science, sociology, technology, Finnish, Spanish.
Even in my free time I like going to my new favourite site www.freedocumentaries.org. I think of it as being a nerdy couch potato;)
I think that knowing a little bit of a lot goes a long way. And one thing is for sure… being a generalist sure makes for great conversations – especially over a round of pints 😉