College can be one of the best, and most intimidating times of your life!
College is about making lifelong friendships, watching or playing sports, parties and oh, the reason you're there... LEARNING! College offers tremendous potential to build knowledge and get involved in activities related to your passions. But what if you're not sure what you want to study? What if you think you're passionate about something, like the environment, finance, science or sports, but you don't truly know what's involved in preparing for or being successful in those areas? And what if you don't know any scientists or other career professionals to ask? How do you get a real world perspective on those professions so you can confirm your passion and chart a course to success and fulfillment?
Accounting or Data Analytics?
With Näleg, you gain valuable insights from alumni that will help you determine your own career path. Let's say you enjoy working with numbers. "Someone" said you should be an accountant. So you schedule your courses and off you go. But it's tough, and you don't even know what it's like to be an accountant! What's the difference between financial and management accounting? What's forensic accounting? Where's the big money? Then you wonder if there's something else you can do with a passion for numbers. So many questions and a lot of opinions, but little access to real world experience. Many alumni had those same questions, maybe even started out in one field and ended up in a completely different career because they didn't know what they were getting into. College counselors are well intentioned, but most haven't done the work in which you're interested. Don't guess! Gather insights and perspective from alumni with real world experiences. Näleg gives you the power to make good decisions about your future.
Insights provide clarity of direction!
If you could spend 15, 30 or 60 minutes with someone who's doing exactly what you want to do, would you take the time? Or if someone could offer ideas on ways you hadn't thought of to exercise your passions, would it be worth a listen? Millions of alumni across the country have been in your shoes. They've made good and bad decisions about their career, both during and after college. They've traveled the road to a career, sometimes in the express lane and sometimes hitting every pothole along the way. Overall, they've probably learned a great deal about things in which you're interested; from how to get the most out of your time in college to what it's like to be in a specific profession every day. Through Näleg, caring and sincere alumni are willing to support you by sharing their insights and experience so that you can make critical decisions about your path forward.