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i don't what to major in ?

because i have very little time to decide what to do in collage #college #college-major #undecided #career-counseling

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Lisa’s Answer

Just remember that what you major in does not dictate what job you will have for the rest of your life. Most people change careers 7+ times in their life. So think of college as a place to be curious about many different topics. Take classes that sound interesting. College helps you become a citizen of the world, so think about classes that will really expand how you think about life.

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Take classes that are actually interesting
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Ibrahim,

I would start with your own talents and skills. What do you like to do with your natural preferences? I was born wanting to tell stories and writing them down for myself and others. I didn't focus on that natural instinct of mine and it took me several jobs before I realized that it was wanted to do for a living. And still that was only the beginning. I still needed to figure out how I was going to be able to do what I want to do. I am not a competitive person so being a published author or journalist was not really going to make me happy. So what major would tap into what you already like? I wish that I had taken English as a major, since that would have best honed the skills that I want to use for the rest of my life. I then found a career that let me use those skills.

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Ada’s Answer

Picking a major is really important and I suggest asking yourself what is important to you. For me, I wanted to major in something I as good at and that lead to job security and flexibility. I landed with accounting. Ask yourself what's important and what gives you satisfaction.

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Pro’s Answer

Try an Interdisciplinary, Liberal Studies, or General Studies major, that will let you combine multiple interests. Or an Individually Designed major that you can even name yourself.
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Morgan’s Answer

I suggest thinking about qualities that you excel in, such as public speaking, analytical skills, or helping others. I also suggest thinking about what kinds of jobs would offer you fulfillment, such as if helping people or teaching others gives you satisfaction, that is an important factor to consider

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Kevin’s Answer

Hi

I would recommend taking aptitude test that will help you determine your core interest
and careers that match your interest

some of the test will provide additional information on the schooling necessary
and the majors that would be required

determining what job would be meaningful for you is extremely important
take the time to figure out what career is best suited for you
that should help you with picking the school and /or major
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Kevin’s Answer

Hi

I would recommend taking aptitude test that will help you determine your core interest
and careers that match your interest

some of the test will provide additional information on the schooling necessary
and the majors that would be required

determining what job would be meaningful for you is extremely important
take the time to figure out what career is best suited for you
that should help you with picking the school and /or major
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Jason Aaron’s Answer

When figuring out a career, the best advice I can give is to do what comes naturally to you and what you can see yourself enjoying for a long time. Every job has its intangibles and tangible benefits. I started out in college majoring in Computer Science. I love computers but it was not rewarding to me because I enjoyed working with other people. I also had a passion for helping others in need so I studied Christian Ministries as well. The more I grew as a person the more I felt comfortable working with people as opposed to be secluded in an office. So I switched from Computer Science to Marketing. When people asked me how that will work together, I said easy, I can approach the business industry from a strong ethical perspective. Translation - Make a honest living without being cutthroat, or taking shortcuts to make a buck, It was challenging but it came natural for me. I was able to focus more on Customer Service Business management. I was able to do this for over 14+ years. Reason why I lasted so long was because I enjoyed doing it and it came natural to me. Ask yourself this question and if you can't decide then choose General Studies.
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Lei’s Answer

Hi Ibrahim!

First, a caveat: I'm located in the US, so my perspective will be based on what I've experienced in the US. It may be different where you are based - keep this in mind.

I think the most important things when picking a major are (in no particular order):
- Interest and personal satisfaction
- Skills match
- Earning power (unfortunate but true)

As mentioned in some other answers, your major, at least in the US, does not dictate your career path. I've known plenty of people who are working in a different field than what they majored in - your ability and interest is what ultimately determines your career path.

I think, once you figure out what you are interested in or passionate about, as well as what you are good at, you'll be in a good position to pick a major to start with. In the US, changing majors is pretty easy in most universities, but I don't know what it's like in Egypt. If changing majors is difficult there, or if your major really limits your future career path, you may want to think about that a bit more.

Hope this helps!
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