To keep it short, I was meant to attend Uni in the states where you have 2 years to test the waters before deciding the major you want to take, instead I have ended up in an environmental science course at the University of southampton (due to taking Biology and Chemistry at higher level in IB). I took those courses at HL because I thought my passion was in wildlife and conserving them, this course was about all I could get in to seeing as I didn't try on my IB exams since you dont need results to get in to US universities. It was been 8 months of my first year, I am not motivated to do anything related to the course, I just can't see myself in any of these careers they are laying out in front of me, i'm stuck.
On one hand I don't want to pay for another year of uni (if I were to switch courses), and I already took a gap year so going back another year isn't appealing. At the same time, I don't want to force myself in to an industry I will never enjoy. The idea of being an environmental consultant etc. isn't appealing at all. I am very tech oriented, love computers, video games. The areas I have looked in to are: Digital marketing, web design, mobile development, and so on in those realms. Nothing has really spoken to me, but I know for sure I would enjoy myself more in one of those fields.
So my questions are:
* any general advice?
* any advice from somebody that has changed courses?
* any other careers you think would fit me?
* How necessary is a university degree to get in to the tech field?
Not enjoying my course, no idea what I want to do, what path to take
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