Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Is it important to know your major before you go to college?

There are so many students that go off to college every year that are unsure of what they should major in. There is nothing quite so scary as getting accepted into a college, finding out what its going to cost you or your family and knowing that you aren’t really sure what you want to study while you’re there. Will you figure it out along the way or will you drift from class to class, semester to semester, with a vague idea of what you want to major in? Scary, right?
  So the answer is this, NO, it’s not that important. Most of us don’t know what we want to major in, or didn’t know when we went to college. There is a pretty good chance that you will figure it out in your first few semesters of college. It isn’t just going to come to you like a bolt of lightening out of the blue however, you need to get actively involved in all the things that you are passionate about. Join a club, take a class or volunteer in an area of life that you truly care about! This is how you are going to figure out what is really important to you and what major is going to help you make a difference in that field. And if you never figure it out, consider declaring a major that you are good at. A large portion of college students graduate with a degree that they were not entirely sure was right for them and they become successful adults. Doubts are normal, so are worries and fears. What’s important is that you keep stretching yourself. Look for areas to get involved in what you love and things will work out:)

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