Commit to a Major
Your academic advisor and your faculty members serve as great resources when you are committing to a major. SYE programs provide additional opportunities to engage in conversations with peers, staff, and faculty as you reflect on a major and your vocation. However there are some things that you can do on your own. Please feel free to explore the links below:
- What Should I Major In Quizzes
- Articles & Videos on How to Choose a Major
- What Can I Do With A Major In...?
- Vocational Counseling
The following links will ask you a few questions about yourself. Pick the ones that best describe you. The results will give you a couple different ideas about what you could major in. Remember that these quizzes are just supposed to give you ideas about what to major in. They may not sound like your perfect major, but take some time to explore these majors and the types of careers they might lead to. If you are unsure how to find out more about these majors and/or careers check below for the What can I do with a major in...? section.
- What Major Should You Choose?, by Go To Quiz
- What Should You Major In?, by The University of Arkansas at Little Rock
- What's My Major Quiz, by Loyola University Chicago
- What Are You Into?, by College Board
Don't worry. Finding the right major can be tough. It takes reflection, talking with others, and research. Below we listed a few articles and videos that might help you pick the right major:
- How To Find and Do The Work You Love?, Tedx Talk by Scott Dinsmore (Video)
- The above video references Strengths Quest. This is a 20 minutes self-assessment that helps you figure out your strengths. If you are interested in taking this assessment please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Top 10 Tips for Picking a Major, by Chegg
- 5 Ways to Pick the Right College Major, by U.S. News
- How to Choose a College Major, by Scholarships.com
Also click on the picture at the top of the page for some great tips!
If you do that is great, but if not that is okay too. It is not always going to happen over night. The important part is to not give up! Keep looking and exploring. Below are a few websites that show you what you can do with a major in (fill in your major here). These websites will help you explore what you can do with a major in just about anything. If one of the websites does not have the major you are looking for, check out some of the others. This is also a great way to explore other majors and careers. If you are really unsure, look through some of these websites and see the majors and careers that are out there. Remember that the right job for you is out there, you just have to keep looking.
- World of Work Map, by The ACT
- What Can I Do With A Major In...?, by Concordia University
- What Can I Do With A Major In...?, by The University of North Carolina—Wilmington
- What Can I Do With This Major?, by The University of Tennessee
- What Can I Do With A Major In...?, by The University of Washington
- 2013-2014 PayScale College Salary Report, by PayScale
That's okay. Like we said earlier, these things take time. One of the best pieces of advice that we can give you is talk to others.
That is what in the office of Second Year Experience, we offer one on one vocation counseling. Come in and meet with a member of our staff for about an hour once per month to talk about your major, career, and life path. We want to help you answer these big life questions and we will do our best to help you every step of the way. If you are interested in vocational counseling please email email@example.com.