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How do I decide on a college major?

Hello everyone! I'm a high school junior and I'm struggling to figure out what major I should pursue in college. I have a few interests, but I'm not sure how to decide which one is the best fit for me. Can anyone offer some advice on how to make this decision? I'd really appreciate it!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking about your major early on. I remember when my child was in your shoes, and I can share a few tips based on our experience. First, start by making a list of your interests and strengths. This can help you identify which subjects naturally align with your passions and abilities. Next, do some research on the career possibilities associated with each potential major. You may find that some majors lead to more diverse or stable job opportunities than others, which could factor into your decision. It can also be helpful to talk to people who are working in the fields you're considering. They can give you insights into the day-to-day realities of their jobs and what it takes to succeed in their industry. Additionally, remember that you don't have to lock yourself into a major right away. Many colleges allow you to explore different subjects before officially declaring a major, which can help you make a more informed decision. Lastly, consider the possibility of combining your interests through a double major or a major/minor combination. This can give you the flexibility to pursue multiple passions while still focusing on one primary area of study. Good luck, and remember that your choice of major is just one part of your college journey!

9 months ago

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