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How do I figure out what to study?

Merilyn Tammaru

From uncertainty to clarity

How Blaise found his calling in Tomorrow University’s Impact MBA

Exploring diverse career paths: a pre-university struggle

As a high school graduate, Blaise felt uncertain about his path forward: medicine? Law? HR? But as the saying goes, uncertain roads often lead to beautiful destinations. This is how Blaise decided to study an Impact MBA at Tomorrow University.

From medicine to business: navigating academic shifts

“Coming out of high school, I did not know what I wanted to do. I wanted to become a doctor but needed the grades or foundation of study techniques to get into medical school, even with a backdoor into a program, so I decided to go the business route.

I went to a local community college to study. I bounced from program to program, starting with finance, then to accounting, back to finance, and finally finishing with a Human Resources degree.

The impact of life events on career choices

My degree specialized in labor law, and I thought I would become a lawyer, but that was when the pandemic happened. From there, I decided I wanted to study political science, but the university I applied to did not run that program, so I was stuck. I started working with someone who, at the time, would become a close friend and was studying to become a psychotherapist, and helping her with her schoolwork re-sparked my interest in psychology and medicine. I decided to find a postgraduate program I liked in psychology that I knew I could get accepted into.

At this time, I found the King’s College London program studying the relationship between psychology, neuroscience, and public health.

The turning point: discovering Tomorrow University

When I applied, I did not know the prestigiousness of the school or the program, but I was somehow accepted. During the application process for King’s, I got offered to apply to several high-profile business schools to study their MBA programs in the United States and Europe. Still, when I started looking into the programs and the schools, the application process seemed cold and impersonal, so the programs’ coldness and price points put me off.

First impressions and personal connections

I knew about Tomorrow University before the university got accredited. After seeing a few targeted ads for the school, I decided to look into it again. I met with an admissions advisor (Jorge) and liked him even though I was prepared to speak to someone in Germany rather than someone in Spain. The application process was straightforward, and the team has been very accessible.

Choosing Tomorrow University: a decision led by values

"Compared to most business programs, this so far doesn’t seem as cut-throat as a normal MBA or business school. This will be a leadership-heavy program versus financial or economics, which is a big plus. Even though my values might not align with all my classmates, we all have our pluses, and I know I will learn so much from everyone."

I am so happy to start this journey. People would consider me an early adopter, and I am willing to take chances if my internal calculations seem right.”

Lessons from a non-linear educational journey

Blaise's journey to here may have been unconventional, but it's one filled with lessons, growth, and the realization that the path to success isn't always a straight line.

Embracing flexibility in career planning

Blaise's story serves as a reminder that it's okay to explore different paths and interests, to take chances, and to redefine your aspirations along the way.

The importance of support networks

"My life has largely been influenced by the butterfly effect, from making friends with someone who, over our short friendship, changed my life and made me look at everything in different ways. This enabled me to become open to many possibilities, including finding this MBA. I always live by the philosophy life is short and sometimes paths change, but the journey is more important than the destination, so take chances and make mistakes as long as you learn from everything."

In the end, life isn't about finding the perfect choice—it's about embracing the journey, learning, and discovering your passions. Blaise's journey is a testament to exploring, connecting, and growing. It's about the experiences, the connections, and the person you become along the way.

Are you curious to learn more about our Impact MBA? You can find all details here.

Merilyn Tammaru
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