How can I figure out what to do with my life?

I'm graduating from college this semester and am absolutely clueless as to what I'm going to do with my life! Anybody have any ideas of ways to figure it out? Any brainstorming exercises I could use to come up with things? Thanks!


I am graduating with a major in Tourism and a minor in Business.

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    There are a couple of good books you ought to check out:

    I Could Do Anything if I only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It by Barbara Sher

    What Color Is Your Parachute: A Practical Manual for Job Hunters and Career Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles

    Both have exercises to do. I way prefer the first one, but the second one is better known.

    Chances are, your main goals will be to find a way to make an income, whether that's a job or starting a business, and finding a place to live. Realize that you will choose short-term goals as well as long-term goals. You can try out a career path or two without it being what you will do for the rest of your life. Just thoughts.

  • 1 decade ago

    They say 'if you love what you do, you'll never have to work a day in your life' -- to go with one's passion and try to make money doing so :) Farrah Gray, author of Reallionaire and young male multimillionaire suggests asking one's self this question about a career path, "What would I do for years and years to come and not have to get paid?" That does makes a lot of sense ;)

    Here is a website to search various careers: and can search 'accountants', 'engineers' or whatever other career that piques one's interest.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I went through a similar stage trying to figure out what university to go to. Why dont you do something brand new and join the military? It could be really rewarding because it will be exciting and you will be able to serve your country. Visit the website on

    Good luck : )

  • 5 years ago

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    1 decade ago

    Talk to your professors or other students in your major. Without knowing what your major is, people can't really give you advice on this... we need more info?

  • 1 decade ago

    Enjoy... Live Life King Size..... To do that earn that much.... So find out how can you earn to live king size life.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    invent something freaking cool and sell it for a lot... that's an easy one

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