Choosing a major may seem like one of the most difficult tasks that you will have to tackle during your academic career. You may receive advice from everyone you know, especially your parents. You are not alone in this quest. The average student changes his/her major at least three to four times before finally deciding on one. Russell Frank, Pennsylvania State University, wrote about “figuring out what you love and the rest will follow.” Easier said than done, right? We are here to let you know that there are many resources on this campus to assist you in making a decision about your major. Here are some pointers to help you choose a major:
Talk to your professors! Faculty members in a major department love to talk to students about their field and can also give good advice about areas that are related you may not have considered. Get the most accurate and up to date information from them. Talk to students who are majoring in an area you might be considering.
Volunteer for an agency! UWF has a listing of more than 50 agencies for which you can volunteer. If you sign up for SLS 2948 Service Learning, you can earn one semester hour of credit for volunteering.
Don't give up! Most importantly, do your homework, ask questions and don’t be afraid to try new things. The Internet is also a useful tool for information about majors and jobs. Trying to find a major and ultimately a job with which you will be happy may not be as difficult as it seems.
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