The world's events over the last few years
have changed my career path drastically. Music is, and always
has been my passion. I had the idea a few years ago that
I wanted to become a high school band director. I planned
on attending Northeastern State University in Tahlequah,
Oklahoma as a Music Education major. I received a small band
scholarship, and had been accepted into the Mus-ic Education
program. The current state of the economy has forced me to
rethink that decision. Music, unfairly so in my opinion,
is the first program that gets cut when a school/university
has to cut back costs, or downsize their programs. My current
band director came to us from Cedarville, Arkansas, where
he had been teaching Music at a private high school. After
teaching there for over 20 years, Mr. Schook's music program
was cut from Cedarville a few years ago. Even though music
is my passion, I'm not sure I want to head out into a job
market that is unsteady as music is.
With music out of the
picture, I moved on to my next potential major, Business
Administration (Management). I've always considered myself
a leader, thus my interest in a management position. After
doing some searching online, I found that seven out of
the top ten jobs recommended for the class of 2009, were
people with degrees in Business Administration (Management).
With the economy in its current state, and a rocky job
market, Business Admin. seems like it could still be a great
to land a job.
Business and music are obviously nothing
alike. My decision on changing my major from Music Education,
becoming a potential Business Administration (Management)
major, details the drastic change that the world's events
have had on my chosen career path.