Picking a Major

Hey Everyone!

Hopefully you are all staying warm and not getting too down about all this snow (I know I am starting too).

As you begin to pick out colleges and head towards high school graduation, all the sudden everyone you know starts asking what you want to major in. This can be a very scary, and even stressful time for a lot of students. First off, I would like to mention that if you head into college and have no idea what it is you want to do yet, that is COMPLETELY fine! 🙂 A lot of students on campus are still searching for “their calling” throughout their first year(s) here.

One of the great things about Muskingum is that because we are a Liberal Arts School and are required to take various classes from different categories, this often will be where a student who may not be so sure on his/her career path find a niche they never knew they had. At the same time, I have witnessed some students not make a clear cut decision until their junior year in college.

Changing majors is another popular thing that most students go through at least once in their college career. Now granted, there are going to be some students who come into college and know exactly what they want to do and they will not change their mind throughout their four years. However, as you begin to experience new things and take different classes, you may find yourself having a change of heart on your future career.

For example, I came into Muskingum planning to major in music education. By the end of my freshman year, I had switched to early childhood education, and my the end of my sophomore year/start of my junior year I had decided to major in pre-physical therapy/psychology. So trust me, there is no shame in being indecisive about what exactly you want to do. Remember, this is the job you will have for a major portion (if not all) of your life, so you want it to be something you truly enjoy!

Also, when you arrive at Muskingum for your first semester, you are paired with a faculty member who serves as your temporary advisor until you find your major. These are great resources to use, and can even help direct your interests in a particular field. That is what they are here for–use them!

If you have any questions or concerns about choosing majors feel free to shoot me an email, I would be glad to help! In the meantime, stop stressing over choosing a major and just enjoy the rest of your high school career.

Have a great week!
Ashley
agilbert@muskingum.edu

Missing my buddy today--wish summer would hurry up just to see him.

Missing my buddy today–wish summer would hurry up just to see him.

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