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How to Choose What to Study after Selectivity



In a few days will begin the PAU 2019 tests, better known as the Selectivity exams or entrance exams to the University. If you still do not know what to do when you know the results, do not stop reading.

We are in the period of the Selectivity 2019 and thousands of Spanish students are nervous and excited about these important educational tests, whose results will surely determine to a large extent the future of their studies or their next movements in the professional field. After dipping your elbows to prepare as best as possible this round of exams is likely that you still do not know what to study or in the case of not doing it, how to direct your career after completing the stage of the Bachillerato.

Maybe your future comes from the hand of specialization through a medium or higher grade FP-a modality that, according to Adecco data offers better working conditions and wages, that you are waiting for the cut grade of the degree you dream of doing from small or on the contrary, you want to choose to launch your own projects, take a sabbatical year to travel the world thanks to initiatives such as wwoofing, volunteering, crewing or house-sitting, or lean towards self-taught thanks to the wide variety of free online courses and online training.

The range is very broad: from starting to take CV from the moment you leave the Selectivity door to work in the summer to find financing to start, wait for the cut notes to appear, look for the grades that exist in your city or take a look at the existing diversity in Vocational Training. Then, we throw a handful of tips to solve some of your doubts and help you choose what to study after Selectivity.

Tips for choosing what to do after Selectivity 2019

  • Track your vocation: A portion of the students know what you want to study for weeks, months or years, but another segment is lost due to a large number of existing grades, which are added to family pressures, external influences or anxiety and fear before a future work more uncertain, changing and flexible than that of previous generations. It is important to be proactive, take time to write down pros and cons of the different alternatives, forget about the training and stop to think where you would like to be in five, ten, twenty or thirty years, what you enjoy most in your free time, what were your childhood dreams or what are the best things you are given and your main skills.
  • Do not stay with the first option: It is important to have patience when making an optimal decision after passing the exams of Selectivity 2019. Although you get brilliant results you do not have to take one of the grades with the highest cut grade, nor adapt to the expectations that others have placed on you. Nor should you stay with the geographically closest option, which implies less effort or that only has a higher level of employ ability. The two most important criteria must be quality and future expectations in relation to your aspirations, values, life plan, and personal competencies. We recommend you take a look at the ranking of the 15 best Spanish universities, according to the CSIC or the list published by the ranking of Shanghai or in the case that you have already decided the area -for example, business, languages or web programming-, you form about the best centers in each area, endorsed by specialized organizations. And do not forget to review the available exams held in Spain in 2018, since it can be a very attractive option.
  • Going to the University is not mandatory: As we already analyzed exhaustively in this article, not everyone, whether for economic, professional or personal reasons must attend a degree, but there are many alternatives to attend and in fact, there are fewer and fewer students in Spanish universities. Without going any further, 26.8% of the master's degree holders declare that they receive a salary that does not exceed 1,000 euros a month, two years after completing these postgraduate studies at the University. Of these, 8.8% charge less than 600 euros, according to the Barometer of university employ ability and employment. Master's edition 2017 conducted by the Observatory of Employ ability and Employment University. If you decide to go to the University, some possibilities that you can consider is to study at distance through the UNED -something very useful if you want to work and study at the same time- or the double degree. We have also compiled which are the best universities to take the race online.
  • Internet can have the key: If by your character or future ambitions you decide to have a more self-taught profile, MOOCs and free online courses, available to kick on platforms like Udemy, EdX, Coursera, MirĂ­ada X or Tutellus, and endorsed by universities prestigious as Harvard or Princeton as well as high-quality business schools, are a great alternative. You can start in very demanding disciplines within the current business fabric as data science, programming or web development, as well as in many others, from languages to humanities, business or environment. If you are hesitant about what to study, training through free online courses in summer can help you decide what to study after Selectivity.
  • And a Bootcamp ?: If you are wanting to join the world of work, one of the most recent, practical and effective modalities are the boot camps, 9-week practical courses that respond to the current needs of companies and do not require the prior academic title, only desire to learn and minimal knowledge. They are very specialized and intensive training, which in two months will train you in the leading technologies demanded by the current market. In Spain, we recommend Iron hack, the third best-rated boot camp in the world according to the reference ranking Course report or New land, which we talked about in depth in this post.
  • The advantages of Vocational Training: Recent data indicate that vocational training corresponds to 32.8% of the job offer in Spain, so doing a medium or higher cycle is a weight option to introduce yourself In the labor market. In addition, until 2020, about two-thirds of employment growth will take place in the VET category. Some of the degrees with more output in this field are the intermediate degree in administrative management, the average degree in nursing assistant, the higher degree in marketing and advertising or the average cycle in microcomputer systems and networks, in web application development or a Higher degree in multi platform application development. Remember that if you are working, you can take Vocational Training at a distance.
  • Repeat Selectivity: If you finally have very clear your vocation and the degree you want to study but after leaving the cut notes, it does not reach you, you can choose to repeat the specific subjects and/or examine yourself from other high school subjects that weigh more in the race finally chosen. You can dedicate a year to prepare the specific part and, in addition, work at the same time, get your driver's license, train in languages or study a practical course with great professional orientation, such as first aid.