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No matter who you are or how you’ve prepared for college, you’re bound to have a long list of questions. Our student ambassadors had college dreams just like you do and they worked hard to achieve them. Read their stories below and share your own with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Confessions of a Communications Major

Posted by Evelyn

Being a Communications Studies major is tough. Not in the sense that the workload is a lot or the classes are hard, but dealing with snarky remarks from my peers is something that I have come to deal with almost on a daily basis. Many people see communications as a “useless” degree and one that is chosen by people who do not know what to do with their lives. People are always asking me questions like “What are you going to do with a degree in Communications?” I understand why they ask this because communications is a very broad major; you have so many different career tracks that you can choose when you graduate. However, I am here to make the argument that it is because communications is very general that makes it one of the best degrees you can have.

 

I have friends in this major who want to be radio hosts, lawyers, real estate agents, and even race car drivers. Personally, I am aiming to be a concert producer/promoter. I love spotting talent in musicians and would love the opportunity to work for a record label and help with setting up events. So for those out there who don’t exactly know what career they want, I say declare a Communication Studies major. Not only is it full of classes that are actually applicable to everyday life (such as handling relationships and public speaking), you will be among one of the most diverse group of students on campus.


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Match Your Major With Your Career Aspirations

Posted by Marissa

Choosing a major is not an easy task and it’s hard to decide on one when you are a freshman. I changed my major and added a double major my junior year. If you are undecided about your future career, the best advice I can give is to choose a more general major that can apply across many different fields of work. For example, business and English are good general majors because they can be useful for many types of jobs. I was a double major in English and journalism but knew I wanted to start a career in public relations after I graduated. My emphasis in journalism was public relations, which fit perfectly into my future public relations career. However, many majors may not be as specific. If your major does fall in line with your career aspirations, I suggest taking complete advantage of it and getting involved every way possible. I did and it has paid off!


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Changing Majors

Posted by Jennifer

I am currently a psychology major and I love it! The subject fascinates me and my professors keep my classes intriguing. My freshman year I started out as a biology major because I wanted to attend medical school and thought I had to have this as my major in order to do so. However as time passed I learned I did not have to, and should not have this as my major if I did not absolutely love it. I did not plan on switching my major but I am so relieved to have done so. Because I enjoy the subject I work harder in my classes and get much higher grades. With this major I can still do what I ultimately want to do: work with children. How specifically? Well…I’m still figuring that out!


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