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How do I decide on a major for college applications?

Hey guys! I'm a junior, and I'm starting to think about what I want to major in. I have a few interests, but I'm not sure how to choose the best one for me. How did you decide on your major? Any advice would be appreciated!

10 months ago

Hi there! I understand that choosing a major can be a bit overwhelming. My child went through the same process not too long ago. One thing that helped them was to first think about their long-term goals and career aspirations, and then work backwards from there. If you have a general idea of the type of job or field you'd like to work in, that can narrow down your options and help you choose a major that aligns with those goals.

Another approach is to explore your interests further by taking related courses or participating in extracurricular activities. This can help you get a better sense of what you enjoy and where your strengths lie. Additionally, don't be afraid to talk to people who are currently working in the fields you're interested in, as they can provide valuable insights and help you make an informed decision.

Remember, you don't necessarily have to choose your major right away - many colleges allow you to apply as 'undeclared' and give you some time to explore before committing to a specific program. Good luck with your decision-making process!

10 months ago

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