Plan A… Better Yet, Plan B

12 Sep

When talking about switching majors, many people go into panic mode thinking to themselves, “I thought this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life!” Our goal is to prevent you from panicking. Yes, college can be a scary place and you will discover a lot about yourself. My best tip for being successful is don’t sweat it especially in regards to choosing a major right away. Don’t worry about changing your major if you determine that your heart is not into it.

One important thing to consider is that having a back-up plan is okay… sometimes Plan B is better than Plan A anyways! Here are a few things NOT TO DO that I thought were extremely important in these type of situations:

  1. INCOME:  When thinking about your major, DO NOT make all of your decisions based on your anticipated income. Doing something you love is what really counts.
  2. FAMILY PRESSURE: Now I’m sure all our parents want us to succeed in life and reach our full potential.  Do NOT buckle under pressure from them because, at the end of the day, we are the ones that are going to be waking up every day and going to our jobs… not them. So take your time in your decision and think of ways to talk to your parents about this subject if it comes up.
  3. COMPETITION: Some fields are extremely competitive, and some classes may seem intimidating.  DO NOT let this competition scare you away from your dreams.  You should realize that with dedication and effort, you can do it! Every major and career presents challenges, but the outcome is worth the fight.
  4. DON’T BE AFRAID: If you’re having any doubts, the best solution is to look for resources on campus that help you make the correct decision. No one will ever turn their backs on you, you just need to ask for help!

The best tip: relax when picking a major. You’ll find your way.

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