Hello, my name is Julian D. Edwards. I graduated from North Carolina A&T State University. I received my bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in Electronic Media. I enjoy writing on all genres, but have a major passion for sports writing and also writing that involves issues dealing with society. I’ve interned with The Session Magazine based in Raleigh N.C. and while there I was assigned the position of online website manager/blogger.
We all have that moment as college students where we are constantly trying to decide what we should declare as our major. I mean it’s not like the pressure of being in college isn’t enough, but to expect college freshman and sophomores to know what they want to major in is somewhat absurd. Of course we all have dream jobs that we want to pursue, however as college students we get so caught up in what field makes the most money, what academic study will be the easiest to get an “A” in, but the most common one is choosing a career path that our parents want us to pursue and that will quickly set you up to fail.
Determining your career path is something that no college student should rush into. I mean you have four years of school why not take a second and look at the bigger picture. As a college student the first thing you think about is how much money you will be able to make by choosing that major. While putting little thought into what actually interest you or what will actually challenge your mind or what will light a fire underneath you to excel all you can think about is the “green”. It’s not that you don’t care about the college experience it’s just that when the word college is thrown around it most commonly associated with making a certain amount of money. Ultimately this can cause you to have a miserable experience at any institution of higher learning. It doesn’t hurt to have a conversation with yourself when debating on what to study in college and by no means should you base your decision solely on money.
In the same fashion where college and money go hand in hand there is also the theory that by taking up an so called “easy-major” that one will most definitely get good grades. In this case choosing a major because you believe you will pass the course with flying colors is also not a good idea when trying to declare a major. In fact you make think that this is the safest route while attending college, but it too will not only hurt you in the end but from the very beginning you could lose interest in that major and the good grades you thought you’d receive will just be a figment of your imagination. Taking the route you think will be the easiest in college can quickly prove to be one that you’ll regret and let’s face the fact who wants to sit in class and take notes on a subject that you could care less about. There are choices you have to make that will set you up for success in college so do some research if you are unsure about your career path. Do not rush it!
The fear of letting your parents down eats away at all college students. It can be difficult to tell the two people who have always had your back that you are going to decide what to major in on your own. Your parents always feel like they know what is best for you, nonetheless it is pivotal that you choose what to study in college on your own because your parents will not be the one’s sitting in class you will. Above all things you’ll feel good knowing that what you chose to study was a decision based upon your interest and the goals that you have set for yourself.
Given these key points that I have shared with you I hope that you find the information I provided useful in a sense to not tell you what to do or how to do it, but to enlighten you as a college student myself what to be aware of. Good Luck!