Don’t Rush into Your College Major
Picking your major for college is pretty, well, major. It’s one of those decisions that can have a huge influence in your life. I mean, you’re going to be in a classroom for 12 hours a week for four years learning about a subject that you’re then supposed to turn into a career. If you are at home fretting about what direction you should take with your college career my advice to you is: don’t sweat it.
You’ll figure out what you want to do in due time. It’s not something you can rush. Just play to your strengths and what you’re passionate about. It took me three years of college and two major changes to figure out what I really wanted to do. A friend of mine went from wanting to be a doctor, to urban planning, to eventually working in music. Figuring out what you want to do in life really is something that hits you one day after you try out a bit of everything.
Picking a major, while a big decision, is a bit overrated. 80% of people who graduate from college are not in the field they a degree in. Okay, I made that last stat up, but there are a lot of people who fit that description. Don’t believe me? Stop a random stranger and ask. Guaranteed you’ll meet a talent agent who got their B.A. in Art History. If you jumped the gun when the college advisor asked you what degree you wanted to pursue, don’t worry. If you’re close enough to graduation, finish up your degree, but get involved in the things that you want to make a career out of.
It’s a decision not to be taken lightly. So relax, take a deep breath, and don’t sweat it.