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How I Chose a Major and my Advice to Students

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Your Major, Your Career, Your Life

Posted by Jessica

Picking a major depicts your future career goals. In order to succeed in the major and pursuing a career, there are guidelines you need to follow and classes you need to take to complete the major successfully. In order to also complete the classes in a successful manner, it is an option to go see a counselor—they are very helpful. They help you choose the appropriate classes and they will also help you avoid taking the wrong classes. Your major is what helps you find what you love to do. You may think that you have a passion for a certain major, but taking classes in college helps you find what is suitable for you. College is a place to find yourself and what major is right for you. It’s about discovering where your major and career will lead you in life.


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Choosing a Career or Major

Posted by Matthew

First of all come to college with an open mind. This is a time in your life when you will be exposed to all sorts of new things. Take time to absorb them. You shouldn’t waste time, because after all college is expensive but I recommend taking classes that interest you. And when you find something you love, run with it. You’ll be happier if you do. Just take your time and don’t feel pressured to know exactly what you want to do both in college and after. After all, we’re young and we have the rest of our lives to figure that out.


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Career/Major options

Posted by Adam

As a high school senior I was very interested in government and my favorite class was U.S. Government. Therefore, when I applied to colleges during my senior year I knew I wanted to apply as a Political Science major. My advice would be to pursue a major in something you’re passionate about or to apply undeclared in order to discover what your interests are during your first two years of college since you typically don’t have to declare a major until your junior or third year of college.


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