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How do you find what you want to study in college?

I don't have many hobbies nor fave subjects. I tried asking myself about this but there's nothing really giving me an answer. Are there any websites that give tips or information about courses or future careers? #career-counseling

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Diana’s Answer

College is the perfect time to explore as many things as possible to learn about yourself, your strengths and interests that you may not have known even existed. Speak to the career counselors to find out what career paths any of the subjects that sounds interesting to you can lead to, your may learn of careers you didn't even know existed. Then take a general course and see if there are any topics that you enjoy and want to learn more about.

Get out of your comfort zone.
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Taylor’s Answer

Start to learn more about perspective careers you maybe interested in that you have not thought of. You can also take a career survey online or at local colleges/ High schools to determine what career may suit your best.

There are a lot of resources online when looking for a college or career and questions to ask and consider.
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Andrew’s Answer

College is the best place to figure out who you really are. There are so many people who are in the same spot as you as they are just beginning college. There are a ton of resources and questionnaires online that can help someone figure out what they are interested in and passionate about. It is also ok to change your mind about what you once thought was going to be your field of study!
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Jeanna’s Answer

Hi Shaina! This is a great question. I had a similar dilemma when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to study in college. I felt like I was being pulled in different directions- wanting to study in a subject that my parents were proud of, choosing a major that I could hopefully make money in, and also studying something that I enjoyed.

To be honest, I felt left out because I had many friends who knew exactly what they wanted to study while I was still trying to figure that out. The thing that helped me the most was setting up an appointment to speak with an academic advisor at school. I told the advisor about my dilemma and I was advised to take general education courses (classes that satisfied the requirements for graduation). From taking these classes, I ended up taking a class that I became immediately interested in. I did not know whether I would major in it because none of my immediate friends had the same interest. But I knew I enjoyed the class and was excited to learn more. I did end up learning more and choosing it as my major.

The path to finding what you want to study is not always a clear or straightforward one. Sometimes you might have to take a few classes to learn more about yourself and what you're interested in. Sometimes you'll learn more about the courses you do not like, and that's great- it'll help you narrow down your options. Having the guidance of an academic advisor is also helpful along the way :)
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Bethany’s Answer

As someone who changed their major 4 times, I think the key is to get a major that you actually like and want to learn. Trying to only get a degree that makes money or appeases others, is going to make it a miserable experience.
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Marie’s Answer

There are a number of ways. One is to take the Myers Briggs Personality Test or the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. They give you a four letter breakdown of your personality style and suggest some things you might be happy doing as a career. You can use that list as a starting point to see if anything sounds interesting to you and connect to someone who is doing that work to learn more.
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Lanting’s Answer

Hi Shaina,

I have the exact same feeling in my college years and my answer is to explore as much as possible, but don't stress out if it take you longer to find your true career. I have changed major a few times and even changed industry from finance to tech after I enter the workspace. So I would advise to try out as much as interesting things in your college, you can join different groups, study abroad and just enjoy the wonderful world! Also I would say people's interest always change and the importance is to enjoy the journey as you have embarked on!
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