Posted on November 9, 2010 with No Comments
Deciding on your major is definitely an important decision. It is also a decision that you do not have to make entirely on your own. There are many resources around you including faculty, your faculty advisor, academic advisors in the Dean’s Office of your college (Arts & Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, etc.), your friends and family, and of course Career Services!
Here are some good questions to ask yourself when you’re considering a major:
- Does the subject matter sincerely interest me?
- What have I enjoyed about the classes I have taken in this major so far?
- When I look at course descriptions of upper level classes in this major, am I excited and intrigued?
- Have I explored other majors that interest me by taking classes and/or learning about the department and offered courses?
- I wonder what jobs/careers people who decided on this major have pursued?
Yes, choosing a major is a big decision, but it is not a decision that absolutely defines the rest of your life or career choices. It is a choice that often impacts your job or career choices, but it is not the only thing that defines you. Please come talk with us at Career Services about choosing a major as well as exploring internships, part time jobs or summer jobs related to different majors.