Mostly students lost themselves and also confused when they are going to decide their major. When it feels like you canâ€™t even decide what to have for dinner or what to do on Thursday night, choosing a major may be a little scary.
With some research and planning, you can make an informed decision based on facts, personal experience and knowledge of what best suits you.
What is a Major?
â€¢ A major is a concentration of courses that will focus and shape your academic, intellectual and developmental experiences.
â€¢ A major should interest and excite you.
â€¢ A major is only one piece of the educational puzzle.
â€¢ A major does not necessarily define your career path!
Try the following guidelines, may help you to decide your major.
a. Assess your interests and skills
A good way to start is to ask yourself some â€œwhatâ€ questions.
â€¢ subject areas interest you most? Which ones do you do well in?
â€¢ skills and talents do you have? What do you find comes easy to you?
â€¢ strengths and weaknesses can you identify?
â€¢ dreams do you have? What do you envision yourself doing? What do you see yourself doing in 5 or 10 years?
â€¢ past experiences (extracurricular activities, volunteer work) have you enjoyed?
â€¢ what are your values?If you can, discuss these things with people you have known well for a long time as they may have useful insights you may overlook
Try it, if you still wait to decide your major. Feel free to step on my door, if you need any counseling.
Faculty of Business and Economics