This article is not meant to stress you out, or to tell you what to major in. It is merely a stepping stone to help you get on the path you were meant to take in life. If they had articles like this when I was trying to decide what to major in, maybe I would have taken the normal four years to graduate, instead of five.
Find Your Passion
I am a people person, and I love finding out details about someone’s life. One of the first questions I usually ask is if they are or have been in college, and if so, what did they major in? The second question I usually ask is, “Are you happy with your decision?” My firm belief is that you should choose a major based on what makes your eyes light up, and what you would do for free. For example, my college didn’t have a major in English, so I chose Psychology, mainly because it interested me, not because I want to be a Psychologist down the road. To get my itch for writing out, I declared a minor in English Writing.
Don’t Worry About the Future
I am living proof that what you major in doesn’t matter. Repeat after me- EMPLOYERS DO NOT CARE WHAT YOU MAJOR IN, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A DEGREE. I have had plenty of internships in the PR field, and even more offers, but did I major in a communications-related field? No. As long as I show that my determination, passion, and drive are there, companies will be interested.
Listen to Your Heart
No, not what your head is saying, your heart. It is easy to mix up the two, especially when they are conflicting emotions. It is also easy for us to try and get the advice of our family and friends. I was so confused about what to do with my life, I literally created a poll and had people vote on what they thought I should major in. It doesn’t get sadder than that.
Get a Minor
If you are so adamant on majoring in something that you “think” will land you a job post-graduation, at least minor in your interest field, or even double minor at that. It shows that you are a well-rounded person, and hey, maybe after taking that 4-credit statistics class that is required for your major, you will change your mind about the path you chose.