The process of choosing a college major can be very daunting. It not only determines which classes you should be taking in college, but it also sets the stage for your future career choices. With several potential majors to consider, it may seem like an impossible task. The important thing to remember is that you are not confined to any one degree. In fact, you might choose to double or even triple major, or you may even decide to change your major at some point before you graduate from college. Keep in mind that if you do change majors, you may have to take additional classes, which may extend your time in college and increase your total college costs. Another thing to remember is that many colleges do not require you to declare a major until your sophomore year, so you have some time to figure out what may work best for you. When exploring potential college majors, keep these tips in mind:
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This season on Gossip Girl (you might notice several references in my posts, sorry, huge fan here), Hilary Duff plays a movie star who wants to attend college just like any other student. Of course her plans to enjoy NYU are thwarted as she is forced make the final film in her hit series, but it got me thinking about celebrities attending college. Can you imagine rooming with the next “it” girl or comic genius? It happens to some!
To quench my thirst for celeb college knowledge, I scoured the Internet and compiled a list of A-listers and their alma maters. Interestingly enough, not all of them went to school in New York and studied theater! So while your major is important, remember that it does not have to define you or your career path. See below: Read the rest of this entry »
Is anyone freaking out thinking you need to choose a career before you graduate from high school? I did. I’m talking nail biting, cold sweats, near melt down – freaking out. Okay, it probably wasn’t quite that extreme, but choosing a college major before even finishing high school was very stressful for me.
Here’s the thing, college is a time of discovery. In college you will have the opportunity to take classes in subjects you’ve never studied before. You’ll be taught by professors and sharing classes with students who have completely different experiences, and come from different cultures and backgrounds from yours. You will discover strengths and talents, and even weaknesses you never knew you had. That’s kind of the whole purpose of higher education. Read the rest of this entry »