5 Ideas to Guide You on Selecting a Major

 

Many college applications require you to select a major or state that you are “undeclared”. But what is the best way to choose a major? Here are 5 ideas to guide you. 

  1. Start early.  It’s never too early or too late to start exploring your interests and connecting them to majors or careers.  
  2. Learn about yourself. Take advantage of career surveys, interest inventories or other questionnaires or resources available to you. The more you understand yourself, the better prepared you are for next steps.  
  3. Research.  Use the Internet and other research tools available to you to explore what majors are needed for careers you are interested in.  Taking classes in subjects required for a major or profession helps you learn more too. 
  4. Try it on. Arrange to do a job shadow or to interview someone in careers you are interested in.  
  5. Make a short list. Once you have done your research and talked to...
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When Do You Select A Major For College?

When completing college applications as a senior, you are asked to select a major.  When do you start looking at future majors?

Here are 5 ideas to guide you.

1.  Start early.  It's never too early or too late to start exploring your interests and connecting them to majors or careers.

2.  Learn about yourself. Take advantage of career surveys, interest inventories or other questionnaires or resources available to you. The more you understand yourself, the better prepared you are for next steps.

3. Research.  Use the Internet and other research tools available to you to explore what majors are needed for careers you are interested in.  Taking classes in subjects required for a major or profession helps you learn more too.

4. Try it on. Arrange to do a job shadow or to interview someone in careers you are interested in.

5. Make a short list. Once you have done your research and talked to people in professions, narrow your list of majors to pursue. Often...

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