Center for Experiential Learning
How to Pick a Major and Find a Career
Connecting with alumni during the annual alumni networking fair is a great way to help determine your major and career choice.
It’s normal to be unsure of what you want to major in. Choose your major based on your interests, aptitudes, and values—not those of other people.
Although in most cases the sooner you declare a major the better, you’re always able to change it later on. Keep in mind that your major doesn’t necessarily determine what your career will be, either.
Depending upon your interests, you might benefit by choosing a second major or a minor—this makes you far more marketable.
So How Do You Pick a Major and Find a Career?
- Try out some classes
- Join clubs, organizations, and teams
- Begin networking
- Volunteer and intern for experience
- Work part-time and summer jobs for experience
- Visit Career Services—we’re happy to help
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