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How can one get the most exposure during the first year of college, in order to make an educated decision when choosing the major/minor?

At 18 I might have a target in life, but not necessarily a clear path of how to get there. When attending a technical university that has over 100 engineering majors, what can a student do to get the best exposure to such a wide variety of courses and labs, in order to make sure he didn't miss on education that could have brought him closer to the path best suited for him? #engineering #physics

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Suzanne’s Answer

I would recommend to take courses your first year that would apply to several Engineering majors such as Calculus / Physics and other required basics such as English, History, etc. This will give you time to decide which major best suits you. Be sure to join clubs and attend events that cover the majors / fields you are interested in learning more about. You could also reach out to professionals in the fields you like to gain a better understanding of their daily job responsibilities.
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Wael’s Answer

I don't want to get you worried but you are slightly late asking this question. The other day I read about a girl graduating med-school @ 21! Of course this the other extreme, but you should have carried this answer with you as you transition to college. My recommendation is to take a long look at yourself and try to find what you value, enjoy, and excel at and turn it into a career. Also you could take several career tests to have more inputs to the process. The links below are for several career tests.


https://www.careerfitter.com/free_test/careerbuilder/test
http://www.yourfreecareertest.com/
https://www.123test.com/career-test/


Lastly, no one has a clear path. Planning is critical, but sometimes you need to take the best step according to the information available and then figure out the next step afterwards. Also, if you have planned all your life from this moment you would be too rigged. Situations, opportunities, and places all change around you and you need to figure out the best step at each moment.

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