So, my suggestion would be to find a high quality Liberal Arts college, and receive a well--rounded education, that also has a diverse range of courses and Majors so you can make decisions on your best path as you progress into your sophomore year. Also--take advantage of your college professors--they have great insights and knowledge about careers, what it's like to be a lawyer at a company for example--they also know firsthand what your strengths are as a student in their class, so may be able to guide you! I hope this helps a little. The important thing is to be open-minded, work hard, ask lots of questions, and be willing to stretch outside your comfort zone. Best of luck on your journey!
Hi Kylie! That's definitely a question that keeps students up at night, and it's great to hear you have so many interests!There's no one "perfect" path when it comes to our future, and I think starting off with what we enjoy and take interest in is a great mindset.
If you're going into your freshman year, I'd recommend starting off as an undeclared major. Take the time to get to know what you enjoy and what you're truly interested in by taking a variety of courses in business, genetics, and literature (maybe even art or media design!)
I also encourage you to talk to your academic advisor and professors for advice on why they enjoy their field. By taking more time in the beginning to discover what you like, you have a lower risk of changing your major multiple times or settling on something you're not going to be happy about in the future. If you have a moment, take a look at WKU's guide to selecting a major: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://scholar.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1028&context=cns_apps
Finally, I would ask yourself this: are you interest-driven or income-driven when it comes to your education? That might be a question worth pondering as you shop for classes. I hope this helps! Keep the community updated with your plans and I invite others to weigh in on your question as well.
Congratulations on being interested in finding the right career to follow.. It takes a special person to enter into a specific career field and meet the demands which that career area presents. The first step is to get to know yourself to see if you share the personality traits which make one successful in that area. The next step is doing networking to meet and talk to and possibly shadow people doing what you might think that you want to do to see if this is something that you really want to do, as a career area could look much different on the inside than it looks from the outside. When I was doing college recruiting, I encountered too many students, who skipped these important steps, and ended up in a career/job for which they were ill suited.
Ken recommends the following next steps: