How did you know your major was right for you?
I recently chose my major for college but I've been having some second thoughts. I don't have any close family members who went to college and it would be really great to hear from someone who has experience how exactly you knew you'd made the right decision when choosing your major. #major #confused #help #collegebound
Truth is you may never know. I still question if I choose the "right" major and I graduated 3 years ago . I am one of the few who stuck with my original major. Sometimes I wonder how my life would be different if I had switched to an education major my sophomore year. The world will never know. You need to keep an open mind, be aware and recognize when something is not for you. If you do ever reach a conclusion that your major isn't right for you then you'll need to be proactive towards finding your new direction. In the work I did during and after college I really learned more of what I didn't like and as a result ended up doing what I do like.
Alyssa recommends the following next steps:
Selecting a major can definitely feel overwhelming. I know I felt overwhelmed. Especially when a majority of my friends were changing their majors, sometimes more than once. The biggest thing to keep in mind is yourself.
Katie recommends the following next steps:
<span style="background-color: transparent;">Collegeboard.org is a great resource for this! I poured through the pages of universities all over the U.S. when I was a senior in high school. Collegeboard was my go-to site! They put all of the information in one place and it is very easy to use. They even have various filters you can apply to see only colleges that have programs you are interested. To determine academic rigor, look at the admissions requirements, G.P.A. of past admitted applicants, SAT/ACT scores, class rank etc. This will give you an idea of what scores and grades you need to be accepted. However, don't be discouraged your application will be reviewed based on the full picture! College-board will help you get an idea of what is most important to the specific school you are applying to.</span>
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- <span style="background-color: transparent;">Chat with your Guidance Counselor</span>
- <span style="background-color: transparent;">Create a Collegeboard.org account</span>
- <span style="background-color: transparent;">Start using CollegeBoard as a resource to look up schools.</span>