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Freshman Survival Guide: Choosing a College Major

Posted by Columbia International University on Sep 14, 2015 9:21:00 AM

Have A Plan

Enter college with a plan. Even if that plan does not involve deciding on a major.

Wait, what? In our culture, going to college is an assumed next step for your average 18 year old graduate. So you just go. Not much of plan. Choosing your major deserves a lot of thought and will probably require some real world experience.  Just heading off into the future with no direction is unacceptable. Weigh your options before you hit campus. Or, choose to start off undecided with a plan to explore your options on campus.

Keep reading for more ways to think this through and create a plan!

Be Ready to Challenge Yourself

When choosing a major, it’s easy to feel limited by too little life experience or giftedness in an area. How will you become an engineer without a math background and a few summers working in an auto shop? Or is business really the world for you if you can’t yet tie a tie? The reason you came to college was to

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