How do I know that the major I am in is the best for me?
I am currently a theatre major, but I have my associates in Criminal Justice. Everyone says that the arts are not the best programs to go into since they do not "contribute anything to you in the long run."
How do I know that getting this degree will not burn me in the end?
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Jasanpreet Kaur’s Answer
Best way to find out what is good for you is, through research about the industries or try to get an internship in those areas in order to evaluate which field is good for you.
To give you a better insight about the industry which you have currently taken. Please check the link below:
This will give you a clear insight about:
"what are the type of opportunities available in this field?". Also, "how can you groom in this field?"
Just to add on, following are the skills that are necessary to be successful in this area:
- Good sense of humor
- Thick-skinned, able to deal with rejection
- Ability to network and make new connections
So start practicing on the above skills.
"It is not necessary that you have to follow the flow of the ocean. Have the courage to walk in a different direction if you have full faith and knowledge about it."
Great question, ultimately what I have found is your experiences are often what drive your ability to get a job. I have seen that majoring in the arts can lead to very successful careers especially when combined with a minor with more technical skills such as business or econ. I would recommend deciding what you hope to do after school and reach out to mentors to ask them what they would recommend to reach that goal. Often their responses will be internships or other experiences not directly tied to your major.
I hope this helps!