Choosing a college major with Shravya

Recorded Wednesday, July 7 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream


Choosing a college major can be an overwhelming decision. You’ll want to juggle several factors, including your academic strengths and personal interests. Join Shravya as she walks through the process of picking a major and the impact of that decision on your admissions journey!

During this stream, Shravya will provide insight into the major selection process and give tips for how to pick a major that fits your interests and personal goals. She will also be available to answer any questions about picking a major during the Q&A portion of the stream!

Your host

Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
27:08@Ryan1:Do college prefer applicants that choose less popular majors or more popular majors
29:18@emilyip:Hey there! Do you have any suggestions for me if I have some interests/passions (interior design, entrepreneurship, culinary arts, etc.), but I still haven't had much exposure to these fields, so I'm unsure of whether or not I want to dedicate my college years studying something I only "like" at the moment. So, I guess I'm wondering if you have any suggestions for someone who feels a bit lost/overwhelmed and hasn't had much exposure to different fields and what they all entail? Also, my school doesn't have a very diverse selection of clubs and classes.
36:19@emilyip:thank you !


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