How do I choose the right Major?
1. Where do your strengths lie?
2. What are you interested in or passionate about?
3. How much schooling do you want to commit to?
4. What kind of work do you want to do?
5. What kind of life do you want to lead?
6. Finally, pick a school that is strong in the major you are most interested in, but one that also offers lots of other attractive options for you should you decide to change majors as many college students do.
7. Explore: Another option is to spend a semester taking one or two entry level courses within a major you're interested in.
8. Be introspective: The most important component of choosing a major is getting to know yourself better.
9. What type of classes do you currently do well in?
10. What type of activities do you excel in and get energy from?
Positioning Yourself for Success
Here are 7 secrets to position yourself for it:
1. Choose the right school, such as one with a continuing education program, online classes for adults or a degree program designed especially for working adults.
2. Seek resources and advice about scholarships and financial aid to help alleviate adult-size financial pressures.
3. Pursue your passion to help fuel you to the finish line. Post-graduation success comes, in part, from loving your work—which starts with loving your major.
4. Accept the tradeoffs that come with balancing job, family, school and life. Take on only what you deem to be most important; then let the other stuff go for now.
5. Study well by using proven tools and techniques such as flashcards, memorization, jotting notes in textbook margins or self-testing. Find a study method that works for you and stick with it.
6. Manage stress with exercise, eating right, proper rest and at least a little time spent on leisure activities.
7. Join in enthusiastically on team assignments and group projects. Use these and other opportunities to create small group connections for ongoing support and encouragement.
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well'. No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”-MLK