Especially in the early years of school, it can be very difficult to "know" if you've picked the right major, but don't fret - You are in school for much more than just the phrase on your degree.
When deciding on my upperclass major, I was given the following advice:
"Higher Education is not meant to teach you how to just 'do a thing', but rather how to keep learning and evolving where the needs of the workforce meet the areas you are passionate about"
Consider your interest level in the topics you are learning about and coursework that come naturally and/or frustrate you. I always wanted to be involved in technology and originally had an Engineering Major to be a Programmer/Developer. A year into the program I realized I just wasn't 'wired' to tackle the mathematics required, but still loved the case studies. I shifted to a general business Major and graduated with a Sales and Marketing degree and minor in Information Systems which allowed me to stay involved in areas I enjoyed while having a role more in-tune with my natural abilities.
You can always change your major, and the amount of people who enter the workforce in a capacity different than their University major is staggering... That is NOT a bad thing, rather a side-effect of a well-rounded education.
Ultimately, think about WHERE you want to work - the kind of industry or space that interests you and pay attention to what you are naturally good at. Talk to your career counselors and professors to get their feedback and let the decision come naturally over time. Most University programs allow you to focus on general education requirements in your first year or two for exactly this reason so if you're unsure, work with your guidance/career counselor to build a curriculum that allows you to be agile should you decide on a different path in a year or two.
Jeff recommends the following next steps:
- Find a guidance or career counselor at your high school or university
- Create a shortlist of the types of industries or daily work that would interest you. Don't think too narrowly - Every company needs software developers, accountants, Sales and Marketing, Legal, and project/logistics planning, for example.
- Share your thoughts with others and gather feedback - Friends, Family, Counselors, etc. Don't just take their advice blindly, think about how they perceive you and what a 3rd party opinion differs from your own.