You’re approaching your final years of high school and there are so many things to consider before heading off to college. As you prepare for higher learning, you may want to start considering what your major course of study will be once you are there.
For some students, choosing a major is simple. For other students, choosing a major is a daunting process, as their interests are varied or unclear to them at this time.
For students whose majors fall into the undecided category, here are a few tips that can help you narrow down your interests and focus on a major that will be engaging and inspiring:
- Make a list of all of the things that interest you and consider the types of careers that would fit into those areas.
- Talk to your high school counselor about possible careers within your area of interest and map out a list of possibilities. Also, ask your counselor about taking a career self-assessment exam, which can help to identify your interests and how they align with potential careers.
- Assess your strengths. Think about the subjects in which you do well or the part-time jobs where you exhibited certain skills and how those can develop into a career.
- Think about the impact you want your job to have on society. Do you want your work to benefit others and/or help the environment?