Choosing Your Major

Aria Morgan grew up in Fayetteville, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia and transferred to Georgia State University where she received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Marketing. Aria now lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband. She is the Manager of Sales & Marketing at Key West Aloe. Aria has had a wide range of internships and jobs with big corporations and companies such as the Atlanta Braves, Fox Sports South and Troutman Sanders LLP. She is always eager for new and exciting opportunities to grow her career. Throughout her college years and internships and jobs, she has always enjoyed writing and utilizing her creativity whether it is through blogging, social media or contributing to website

One of the hardest things in your entire college career is choosing your major. Since the attendance of college has increased and the economy has fluctuated causing it harder to land a job once graduated, choosing your major can be a very stressful decision. A decision that lays out the path of your college years and your career following. Some people know what they want to do when they’re just a child and stick with it while others change their major more than a few times while in college. Changing your major multiple times in college can lead to a lot of extra financial obligations and time wasted. So here is my advice on choosing your major.
First off, you have to figure out your interests and passion. What drives you? What motivates you? Is it helping people? Sports? Money? Writing? Technology? Painting? Once you figure out your interest and passion, then you can go from there with the category whether it’s arts, business, science, medical, education. You can narrow down your direction just by looking at what interests you and motivates you. Think about what you did in high school and what you have enjoyed to learn because the more interested you are on the subject then the better you will do in the subject.
If you cannot figure out your interests or what motivates you, then try and think of what you don’t like. Do you hate numbers? Are you scared of blood? Do you have no interest in science? From there, you can narrow down the subject as well by majors that obviously aren’t suited for you.
Once you figure the direction to go, I would focus first on your core classes. Every major has different requirements for classes needed to get in to the major or graduate, so this is one of the problems with switching majors multiple times. If you start with a major in Journalism but decide to switch you major to International Affairs then Chemistry, there’s going to be many classes that you took that were not technically needed for another major and many classes that you didn’t take that were. Therefore, your freshman year is prominent in pin- pointing a major.
Freshman year and deciding your major and future may seem impossible or scary; however, by the end of freshman year after all of your core classes, joining clubs, greek life, playing sports, getting involved on campus, everything that occurs freshman year points you to the direction of your interests and passion. Look back on your freshman year on the classes you took and what you did, from there you should decide your major. Not only is it important to lay the ground work for your major after freshman year to not waste time or money, but primarily you actually get in to your major program after your Sophomore year. Therefore, it is important to be prepared.
When it comes to your major, do not choose something that you think just makes the most money, has the highest amount of jobs open once your graduate or be persuaded by someone else. Choose a major that captures your passion and interests because in the end, you will be happy doing something you enjoy and actually want to do than going down the path that you don’t.

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