Choosing A Major

Some of us already know what we want to do for the rest of our life, and there are lots of people who don’t have a clue of what they should do. I think this is one of the biggest decisions that a person can make, and it’s not something that should be taken lightly. People should also know that it is okay to change your major, and that doesn’t make you any less intelligent. My experience with choosing a major was a struggle. I felt very pressured to choose a major that was going to make a lot of income, rather than choosing a major that I liked. Money is not everything, let me just say that. I first majored in biology, thinking I was going to be a doctor. I absolutely hated it, I took classes that did not interest me. I really struggled to get through the material. Halfway through the semester, I had thoughts about changing my major. It was a difficult, yet relieving decision to finally change my major. My advice to the people who are struggling to choose a major is to study what you love. Money is something to consider, but it is certainly not everything. I am a hundred times happier with my psychology major than I ever was with biology. If you have multiple interests or aren’t sure what your interests may be, I would suggest taking some career assessments online. My college offered career and personality assessments to help students choose a major. I am not sure if other colleges offer that, but it is definitely something worth looking into.

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