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How do you know to pick the right major?


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Tanya A.’s Answer

Hi Jay, Picking a major can be stressful but it doesn't have to be. Choose something you really like and are passionate about. Think of the things you enjoy reading, talking and learning about. Don't stress about how it will turn into a career. You can figure that out as you progress in school. If you're still not sure take one of the many online career interest inventories. That might give you some ideas. The best part is you can't go wrong. You can always change majors if you find out you really don't like something as you progress in your studies. Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great!

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Simeon’s Answer

I would advise against going undeclared for your major. With a few exceptions in mind, you really won't get a lot of pay off on your degree without settling down on a specific specialization. If you're not sure what to do, a business degree is a pretty safe bet. Try to look at the department of labor's website to see if any of the fast growing career interest you and choose a related degree.

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Justin’s Answer

Hi Jay,

The truth is you will NEVER pick a perfect right major. The job market requires to continue learning on the most positions and it will become more and more likely to become learn on job types of career for everyone. So pick the one you like or pick the one you can do for your entire life. Job without a passion is a dead end and you will have to change your career entirely.

To help you pick a right major, you want to ask you if you want to learn so much as possible of the major you pick. Once you ready to learn and it will be the time to select the major.

Of course, you may still face to change your career later, but you will never regret.


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Hsin’s Answer

Hi Jay,

I think that's a question that many people face. It seems like there is a lot of pressure to pick the "right" major or the one that will end up with a high paying job. But as others have said in response to your question, you should pick something that you are interested in and passionate about. So how do you do this? Give yourself time to explore. You still need to take all the general education courses whether your major will be in science, humanities, business, or social science, etc. As you take these courses, see what topics interest you and what you do well at. There is a strong correlation between what you do well in and what interests you. Hopefully, as you take more classes, you narrow your choices down until you decide what your major will be.

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