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The voice of De Anza since 1967.

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The voice of De Anza since 1967.

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Arie’s Corner-June 3

Q I’m transferring next year and my parents are pressuring me to apply in state even though I am set on applying out of state. I’ve been thinking of just applying behind their backs but I don’t know what to do?

– Pressured

A Dear Pressured,

You definitely need to sit down and have a grown-up conversation with your parents. Let them know how you really feel. If you face this issue as a grown-up, you will be treated like one.

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Going behind their backs will only make things worse because your parents will think you still have a young mentality.

If you present your case to them calmly, I’m sure they will take your point into consideration.

Q I’m having trouble deciding what to major in. Should I go with a major I really like studying about or a major that will get me hired straight out of college?

– Indecisive

A Dear Indecisive,

There are a few things to look into when choosing a lifelong major. You should narrow down your choices to a handful, and from there, you should look on the De Anza College website and contact professors who teach courses within those majors.

Perhaps you can set up meetings with them so you can get to really know what those majors entail.

Ask questions about jobs, salaries and how long the degree will take you to obtain. From those answers, you can further narrow down your choices.

Look at what sounds best for you and what you will enjoy doing every day for the rest of your life. At the end of the day, no job is guaranteed.

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