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How did you find out what to major in?

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I want to major in computer science but I don't know if it is right for me

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Sandra’s Answer

When I first started college I initially went in to pursue Nursing I was already in LVN so I wanted to try to get into the RN program but my first semester that quickly changed I fell in love with sociology. I went in thinking I knew what I wanted to learn some thing different about myself. My advice would be to sit down and talk to your college counselor and explain this to them. I believe they have a guided pathways system now, heard that it helps. Also going to your colleges website and checking out all they have to offer with the programs on campus. Good luck!
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Francisco’s Answer

Hi Isys!

The way I figured out my major was actually very fun. I was set on being a psychology major, but at the same time a friend had convince me to join a team for a engineering competition in which we designed a recycled materials alarm clock mat in which you had to stand to turn off the alarm. Our team managed to win 2nd place amongst schools for the entire country. This event allowed me to realize I wanted to dedicate my career to engineering, instead of psychology. Sometimes life throws random things that can change your mind forever, and you gotta be in the look out for that.

My advice is look into your interests, hobbies, passions, classes you enjoy, and from there decide if a path is right for you. Also, remember that declaring a major in your freshmen year doesn't mean you have to finish that major, you can change, move into a similar, or completely different major. This is your own decision, and I'm sure you'll find your path soon enough.

Hope this helps. Best of luck!
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Edward’s Answer

Hey Isys!

Your foundational courses in college should give you a broad exposure to the different faculties out there! If any of them seem to interest you, check out an introductory class in that topic and if it works out you can progress to an advanced class and so on! Don't stop trying and exploring what's out there!
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Rebecca’s Answer

I think your anxiety is on not very clear on the course content. Is that something you are interested in? The best is you find out more so that you can determine whether it is the major your would like to pursue.
Below are a few suggestions to help you acquire information on the subject :
1. Read the course details offering by the college in details. If you have any question, you can check with the college by email or phone
2. College may host information session. You can participate and discuss with the professors if possible.
3. If you know someone who are studying in the subject, you can have a chat with them
4. Check with college if they allow any sit in in some courses. You can feel how the courses are conducted and understand the content.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Erez’s Answer

All the basic courses of 1st and 2nd year should give you a clear(er) view of what interests you most.
You should follow your heart and compassion, rather than major in the most wanted/popular field.
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Anthony’s Answer

Being unsure of what you want to be when you grow up is pretty common. I originally wanted to be an engineer, however after a couple of years of classes and struggling with advanced mathematics and chemistry, I came to the realization I needed a change. Thankfully the counseling group at college had some interest testing available where I placed very high in business and low in engineering. Making the change was like a fresh start, I had a better attitude, my grades improved, and the rest is history. My business background led to a career in risk management.
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Rebecca’s Answer

I found my major by trying different classes and leaning into the ones that I enjoyed most. It didn't matter if it was the most popular or even if the classes went together, I just knew that I liked IT and marketing. So took classes in each, graduated with a business degree, and now 10 years later technology and marketing (digital marketing, marketing analytics) are official majors. I'd say it's less about leaving college with one set of skills, but more about learning about what you like, and leaning into those areas.
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