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Christine Cuenca

Start off by reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses. Let's say you are great at public speaking and enjoy helping others, you can get into teaching or social services as a career. Remember, try and picture yourself working in a field you see yourself doing. You can also take a career assessment/personality test (Meyers-Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory) and find out where your results fall under. Usually, you can find these online or just walk-in at your career services at school to take one.

Try searching for possible career/interests online and maybe set up an appointment with a counselor at your school. My first two years at community college, I was also an undeclared major. What really helped me the most, is simply, talking to a counselor and maybe take courses that may interest you.

Good luck!

Answered 8 months ago

Christine Cuenca
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Tanya Zhelezcheva

It's a tough decision. I'd think about two aspects: 1. do you care if you make money? what kind of lifestyle would you like to have that you can get through your job? 2. what gives you pleasure?

The first one you can search for online. There are plenty of resources and the most well-paid jobs are fairly easy to figure out. However, even within these fields (lawyers, doctors), there are exceptions. I've known lawyers who have to work a second job in order to support themselves. It's not always glamorous.

The second question is a bit tougher mostly because sometimes we do not like certain subject matter until after we get the basics. So it might take some resilience to master the basics in chemistry or math or whatever subject you are not initially thrilled about, but eventually, you might end up really enjoying it and doing pretty well financially as well.

I would personally recommend that you aim for a combination of majors that will give you both hard and soft skills. I would recommend English and Communications classes to strengthen your writing and public speaking and networking skills, and Economics, Social Sciences, or Math or Computer Science classes to give you another dimension.

Good luck!

Answered 2 years ago

Tanya Zhelezcheva