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How do you know which college major is right?

uncertain about what I want to do

Thank you comment icon Hi Jennifer! How do you want to see yourself in ten years? Well then, follow a path that leads to that goal. Good luck! Sergio Oliveira

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Ishan’s Answer

I like to begin by elimination. Eliminate what you are sure you don't want to do / can't do due to any extremely obvious limitation. e.g. I knew that I liked math but not enough to be a full-time mathematician, so I checked that off. Even if some are obvious, it would narrow down your selection areas.

Then pick some on the non-eliminated end and see if you can connect with any professional/ senior in this space. Ask them "what does a day in your life look like?". Does it match with your idea of life? If it is an outright no, eliminate. If it is yes or maybe, this goes in your "try" bucket.

Also, know that you might find your calling after trying out ten different things. So, while you will have to pick up a major, focus on choosing a few fungible knowledge areas and skills - e.g. basic analytics and number crunching, basic micro and macro-economics, fundamentals of human psychology, communication and presentation. These will help you transition into any area when you find the fit.
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Karissa’s Answer

Hi there! What do you enjoy doing? What hobbies do you have? I recommend finding something in the career field that you have a passion around and enjoy doing. For instance, if you are enjoy helping children maybe explore a career in teaching, if you enjoy technology maybe explore a career in that field. There are several website that can do a personality quiz and recommend careers based on that - those are always fun to see the recommendations and can help in giving you some ideas. Best of luck!
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Emily’s Answer

Choosing your major is no easy task! Some people are career-college students because they are constantly changing their minds on their major.
I have been a Registered Nurse for 12 years and working in Health Care for 17 years. I can tell you now that many RNs are changing their minds and going back to school or changing careers.
Don’t feel like you need to make a decision right out of high school. Take some general pre-requisite courses which will give you more time to think about which career path to follow. You can also be very successful without going to college. There are many career paths you can take that don’t require a college degree! Just take your time and don’t stress over it.
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Elaine’s Answer

what are your goals in the future?
try until you find something you like :)
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