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Im having a hard time choosing the course that I will be taking for college

Im into mass communication,journalism,political science, psychology,oublic administration,international relations that's my options.Also I want to be in a fashion industry since its my hobby and broadcasting since Im joining contests before about it. #general

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Emily’s Answer

Hi Jade! I hope you are doing well. I also went into college not being 100% sure of what I wanted to study, as I also had a wide variety of interests. At the school I went to, we had until the end of our 2nd year to officially decide what we wanted to study. If your school allows you time to wait before declaring your major, I highly suggest taking any course that is of interest to you. It will help you find your way and may be able to contribute to graduation requirements and will at least fulfill credit hours. And this trying out courses on different paths will certainly give you some light into which is the best path for you!

Hope this helps! Good luck!!
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Mandi’s Answer

Hi Jade! It's so hard to choose a major as it can feel like it will dictate the course of your life and your career, but the truth is, college is the best time to start to figure out what you love learning and to visualize what your future career path might look like. I spent so much time agonizing over the choice and eventually ended up with a double major in journalism and fashion merchandising. I knew I wanted to work in the fashion industry and fashion merchandising was a great way to gain experience in different parts of the overall industry including communications, marketing, textile design, buying, etc. Journalism was also a great choice as it could be applied to any industry. During college, I interned every summer and that was really what helped me decide once I was able to see the 'real-life' of different positions within the fashion world across journalism and communications. Hope this helps :)
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Simeon’s Answer

Talk to your college counselor to see which of those courses could be useable for most of the degrees you're considering. That way, you'll be able to try out what a class for a particular field would feel like while also covering your bases for your potential degree prerequisites.
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Terence’s Answer

It's really not uncommon for people to go into college or even a few years without fully deciding on a major. People often study within a major for a bit and then switch to something else that's more in line with what they find more interesting.

I'd advise meeting with the academic counselors at your school to ensure you are on course to graduate. You can then expand your exposure to different fields by taking diverse courses that count towards graduation. Additionally, you could explore different fields through internships, part time jobs, and speaking with alumni.

My advice is to build a strong awareness of your skills, your own interests and how you best work. These will help guide you in developing a career path and potential fields of study.

On top of all this, I would also reassure you that it can take some time to find your "calling". As you gain exposure and experience, you'll find things that spark your interest. You can then expand and develop in the newly exposed industries, jobs, or areas that you've discovered. The key to all this is continuing to progress towards refining and developing yourself. Having a goal (example - "what I want to study/do to maximize myself") is what sets apart my comments above from aimlessly trying out new things and not making progress towards that objective. Hope that helps.
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Jenesis’s Answer

Hi Jade! I totally understand the struggle of choosing the right major. I suggest that you attend different courses that may align with your interests, then figure out if you want to explore that field even more. Giving yourself the time to experience these fields may help you find your way. I can attest to this because of my own experience and I ended up acquiring two degrees. If I did not take a course that was outside my declared major (psychology), I probably would have never realized my interest in criminology. Based on my experience, psychology is a broad field so I suggest that you should also research the classes your university offers. This will certainly narrow down your interests. Internships are important so try to look for those opportunities as well. I would also recommend you to talk to the professors and ask them for some advice. It may be intimidating at first but most professors are eager to help and this may even help you build your connections. I hope you find your passion and do not be afraid to go and explore! Good luck!
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Christian’s Answer

Hi Jade!
That's the beautiful thing about college - there are so many courses to take. I'd also advise to not declare a major until you absolultely have to. This way you can explore other courses that interest you. I started as a business major and my minor was communication studies. I eventually switched because I enjoyed learning communication studies much more and could use that degree for the job I wanted to get anyway. Explore all your options and good luck!
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