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How do I know what to major in?

I'm just having a hard time deciding what exactly to major in #counselor

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Ryan’s Answer

What do you find yourself doing when you have free time? This is perhaps a key indicator that is linked to a future career; it might not be literally the same as the career you choose, but perhaps has some of this interest linked to it. For example, being a vet might stem from a love of animals, but it needs to be linked to interest and a capacity in science as well as understanding people and their relationships with their pets. Likewise, becoming a teacher is linked to a propensity for working with kids but also the science of learning and building relationships that support learning. There are ‘career interest inventories’ you can take, but they are only ‘indicators’ and sometimes can be limiting - but in the context of knowing yourself, can be helpful.
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Cung’s Answer

See what you like to be in 5 to 10 years down the road. Your goals in life may change but usually a 5 to 10 years time span would help focus yourself toward that goal. Also you want to have fun while you are studying it. Look around your city, your family, your friends and people you are admiring and aspiring to be like him or her in the future. Set up a quick informal information interview to find out how he or she gets there. You may find out their career may look great to you from a distance, but to get there or be in that position, he / she may share some insights that you may not want to end up in their career later on. Do research, talk to people, and congrats for reaching out on this page to ask the question.
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Corey’s Answer

I'd recommend considering your interests and your strengths followed by alignment with what sort of career you might be interested in. Many people end up changing their major once they begin college for different reasons. If you are already a college student, I would recommend thinking about your post-graduation career ambitions to guide your major. If you have different career interests in mind, I would recommend networking with professionals in the field so that you can get a real-life preview of that field. If you love the field then great, if you do not love it then you have learned something equally valuable.
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Wael’s Answer

You should start with several online career tests and researching their results. These would give you a good platform to understand careers around you. Then you have to sit down and determine what you enjoy, value, and excel at and try to make a career out of it.

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