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How do I decide what to major in?

Hey everyone! As a junior, I'm starting to think about what I want to major in, but I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the options. How did you decide what to major in and what factors should I consider? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're starting to think about your major early on. Choosing a major can be a daunting task with so many options available. When my child was in your position, we considered a few factors to help narrow down the choices. First, think about your interests and passions. What subjects do you enjoy the most and feel the most engaged in? Second, consider your strengths and natural talents. What are you good at? It's important to choose a field that you're not only interested in but also have the potential to excel in. Third, research the job prospects and earning potential for the majors you're considering. While passion is important, you also want to ensure that your chosen field has growth opportunities and the potential to support your desired lifestyle. Finally, don't be afraid to explore different options and take a variety of classes early in your college career. This can help you discover new interests and solidify your decision. Good luck!

10 months ago

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