Ethan Nash,Undeclared, Freshman and Cade Anderson, Public Health,Freshman
(from left to right) (Cassie Gardner)

Choose a Major with Confidence

We are here with a similar goal: We want to graduate! It can often be hard to choose what to study when there are so many options. Here are some suggestions to make the decision of choosing a major easier.

1. Career Exploration

This is a class specifically designed for those who are lost and looking for what to do next. It is a one-credit, block class that will motivate you and give you the tools necessary to find a major.

2. Academic Discovery Center

Located in the Manwaring Center 129, the Academic Discovery Center has career counselors who will set you up with an assessment test that will help you discover your career desires and interests.

3. Career Networking Center

Located in MC 127A, the Career Networking Center can assist in helping you discover what majors are out there. They have cabinets full of books with different careers and the majors as well as other tools such as aptitude testing.

4. What’s it Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors

Worrying about how much money you will make is a real concern that is important to look into. Georgetown University conducted a study on the worth of a major.

“This report details the relationships between major, gender, race/ethnicity, attending graduate school and earnings,” according to the Georgetown University website.

In this study you will see specifically what major will benefit you most financially. You are likely to find from this study something you enjoy as well as something that will be able to support you in the future.

5. Choose what you love

When it comes down to it, you need to choose to be happy. Choosing something you love and becoming an expert at it will help you be excited about learning and life.

Happy major hunting!

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