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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 9 months ago

Christine Cuenca
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Shelley Bowers

This is a great question and one that many students ask. Perfectly normal to feel lost regarding what to major in. The best advise I give my students, which was given to me as well is to look over a list of majors at the institution for which you would like to attend. Print that list out and scratch off all those majors you would have absolutely no interest in pursuing. You should be left with several where you might have a mild to moderate interest. Take that smaller list and read up about each of those majors. Learn about what classes you would need to get a degree in that area, what kid of employment does a student with that degree get, and look at how long will it take you to attain that degree.

Once you have analyzed those things, your list should drop down to 1-3 majors generally that you might be interested in. If there is more than one major, I would recommend that you take courses in those areas for a semester. Use that time to explore the majors in more depth. It's a lengthy process but you want to make sure that what you are studying is truly something you have a passion and interest for. Best of luck.

Answered 2 years ago

Shelley Bowers