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Passion Over Pay Essay

1173 words - 5 pages

NAME: Umy Atika, Kaza
CAS 100A: Section 050
Speech Title: This I Believe: Passion over Pay in the Career Field
Attention Getter: I believe in choosing a job based on my true passion. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The above quote is credited to Confucius, the well-known Chinese legend. I believe many of you would have come across the above quote at one time or the other. Many career coaches often cite this quote at will during career counseling to drive home the view that a person’s career decisions should be based on passion and not pay. Like what he said, I believed that if we were passionate enough about doing what we love, ...view middle of the document...

I believe that if you work hard enough in school or college, everyone can find a job that suits them. According to The Daily Illini newspaper, only about a third of all college freshmen choose a major that aligns with their interests. The others opt for the not-so-unusual money-making majors (Illini, 2013). Since I was young, I have loved business world and calculations very much and I want to have a job in the business industry, which is why I am majoring in finance now. However, in my country, finance is the most common career path to have and it is actually underpaid profession to choose. According to, doctors, engineers and pilot are among the top ten highest paying jobs in Malaysia. Even though there are many Finance graduates who is still looking for a job in my country, I still have a passion for what I am doing right now, because it is extremely important to do something that you love to do each and every day.
Transition: I believe true passion is more valuable than money.
Main Point/Example #2:
I believe when you choose passion over pay, there will be no obstacle that stops you from achieving success. When you really enjoy what you do, nothing will stop you from getting your work done. Your passion ignites your work, and like a rocket, it accelerates you past road blocks that may come about (Daily, 2013). Any obstacle that comes your way is accepted and fought off with a creative solution. For an example, before getting into Penn State for Finance major, I need to spend two horrible years for my International Baccalaureate Diploma Program which is the toughest foundation program in the world. It was a requirement from my government sponsorship to take IB course before I could pursue my major. There was lot of written papers, research and homework that I need to settle. From what I remember, I was nearly decided to give up on this program. However, because I am passionate about what I do, I feel unstoppable and nothing can obstruct me from achieving greatness. Thankfully, I passed my IB exams with flying colors and managed to get into Penn State to pursue my dream. One fine day, I want to become a finance...

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