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What is the best way to learn about different majors?

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As someone who is exploring majors and different opportunities, I don't know where to start or how to research on these topics. #college-major #major

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Ana’s Answer

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Hi Lauren,

Building on what was shared in the above post, I suggest you begin by writing down things that you like and things that you are good at then while in college speak to either your advisor or a career counselor and ask them what field these skills are aligned with and then do as many internships as you can to get true hands on experience.

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Kathleen’s Answer

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It can definitely be overwhelming when you first start looking at college majors, theres one for every single job you can think of! The best way to start might be by writing down things that you like and things that you are good at, that can help you narrow your search. Like if you're enjoying a certain subject in school you can see what majors might relate to that.

heres a list of common majors with descriptions- https://www.thebalancecareers.com/choosing-a-college-major-by-field-3570279

The next step would be to find the nearest college to you and signing up for a tour. Most of the time the subjects you are familiar with from high school become whats called "Departments" and more specific subjects become the "majors." College tours are free, and give lots of information on what majors they have at the school and sometimes you can even meet with professors.

Don't be afraid if at the end of the day you can't pick just one! Most colleges will work with you if you decide to change your major later on, and some will admit you without one and help you to choose!

https://nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Academic-Advising-Today/View-Articles/Undeclared-How-Picking-a-Major-is-like-Picking-a-Life-Partner.aspx

Kathleen recommends the following next steps:

  • Narrow your search into things you are interested in!
  • Take a college tour
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