2 answers

What is a good major/career path for a current DACA student?

Asked Richardson, Texas

I am currently going into my Junior year of College. I have already received an associates of science degree, and I am pursuing a bachelor's degree. With the uncertainty that has arisen with regards to the future of DACA students, I have put a lot of emphasis on trying to choose the "correct major". In my situation, the right major would be a degree that would allow me to get into a career with a lot of possibilities (being well paid would be good too) because demand might be high for such jobs to the point where employers would keep an open mind to hiring employees from different backgrounds such as my own. I have looked into a lot of degrees and I am currently deciding between Accounting, Computer Science, IT Systems or Supply Chain Management. Any kind of input would be great! Thank You!

#daca
#college-majors
#career-counseling
#career
#bachelorsdegree
#computer-software
#computer-science
#accounting

2 answers

Jennifer’s Answer

Updated

Hi Antonio,


I was in your position not too long ago. I was an undecided Business Major, right up until I had to declare. I ended up choosing Accounting and it has opened up so many doors for me. Pursuing a career in Accounting will provide you with a lot of well-paid job opportunities and the ability excel tremendously throughout your career. Also, Accounting is a great profession for all backgrounds.


Something that I did my junior and senior year was attend job fairs at my college and the colleges around me. You never know what or who you will meet by talking to people and expanding your network. The more people you introduce yourself to, the more opportunities will arise.


Hope this helps! :)


Best, Jen

Jennifer recommends the following next steps:

  • Attend Job Fairs
  • Create Resume
Updated
Thank You for your response! I gained some new insight with regards to my current situation, and it is always nice to hear from someone who has gone through what you are about to encounter.
Updated
Yes, I totally agree! Wishing you the best of luck on your journey. :)

Yvonne’s Answer

Updated Chicago, Illinois

Hi Antonio,


Have you taken any introductory Accounting/Computer Science/IT Systems/Supply Chain Management classes in your first two year of college? If not, I would recommend you taking at least one introductory class for each major you described and hopefully these classes will give you a picture on whether it is something you will enjoy or not. Both Accounting and Computer Science major offer a strong earning potential and career growth opportunities. However, I think it is very important that you first find out whether you will enjoy/be passionate about these majors.


I am currently working for a large Accounting firm called PwC and I know the firm hires people with a variety of different backgrounds. Besides, many other Accounting firms have been increasingly hiring people with diverse background. As long as you are able to demonstrate capabilities and have the right skill set, Accounting can open doors for a multitude of diverse career options.


I couldn't speak to Computer Science/IT Systems/Supply Chain Management majors but I would encourage you to speak with your career counselors. They might be able to point you to the right professor/professional that could help you.


Hope this helps, good luck!

Updated
Thank You for your response! I have spoken with career counselors and general advisors at my university, and I have already started doing what you suggested with regards to the introductory classes. I have taken intro classes for Accounting and I am planning on taking an Introduction to Computer Science class this summer. I hope I am able to ultimately decide on a major soon and focus on building my career afterwards. I really appreciate your insight!
Updated
Great to hear that! Good luck!
Ask a question