Picking a Major that's Right for You by DonaldQuixoteC


									Picking a Major that's Right for you

The toughest decision you will make in college, aside from choosing what school you
will go to, is choosing your major. Do you want to get a computer science degree or do
you want an accounting degree or do you wish to major is something else? While it is
ideal to know what major you wish to study when you enroll as a freshman, it is normal
for individuals to switch their majors at least once during their college career. All of us
grow up as we attend university, and at one point or another we reevaluate the reason for
why we chose our major.

Choosing Something You Like Doing

First off, you need to major in something that you love. A hearty love, not just a romantic
fancy, but an old-married couple type of love. Pick a major that you can devote your life.
Pick a passion that will not die through professional practice. Sometimes our hobbies
should not be our professions, but other times our hobbies are our true loves and should
be our careers. Learning the difference between those two types of hobbies can make all
the difference when picking a major and later a career field.

                                    When deciding your major, also consider the life and
                                    luxuries you wish to have after college. If you want to
                                    make a lot of money and are fine with long hours, a
                                    business administration degree may be a great fit. Or if
                                    you want to earn the majority of your money of a
                                    couple months and want have the rest of the year to
                                    relax an accounting degree may be just right.

Also when considering a major it is not just enough love what you do, and want to have a
big paycheck, your major should match your strengths. If you are good at math and
music, surprisingly enough you may also be good a computers. So it would be logical to
take a few classes in computer programing or computer science to test your aptitude in
those fields.

Making Use of Your Strengths

If you don’t know what your strengths or true passions are
ask your friends, family and classmates about yourself.
Ask them what they think you are good at or what they
admire about you. As you talk to them write down the
qualities and skills they describe. Then reflect on the times
you used these skills in the past and how using those skills
made you feel. After asking enough questions and
recalling enough memories you will have a better
understanding of what major will fit you best.

Additionally, when considering a major don’t let others prejudices regarding the
practicality of your major detour you from follow your passion and your strengths. We
cannot all be math genius or computer superheroes, but we all have strengths that can
strengthen the world. So when it comes to picking a major be honest with yourself about
your strengths, your passions and your life goals. Don’t succumb to pressure regarding
which degree is more practical or worth it. If you are good with numbers or want to open
a small business feel free to pursue that accounting or business management degree.

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