One of the toughest decisions that high school seniors face is choosing a college major. This decision may be easy for some, but for the majority of students entering an institution of higher learning, choosing a college major was a difficult process. Students pursuing an education not only want to be gainfully employed using the chosen college major, but they want to excel in this field (or they should want to), and not struggle through required courses if their heart really isn’t into it. Wouldn’t you agree? You surely wouldn’t want to go through med school, all the while hating the science courses and failing miserably. Some of us may also have dreams of being a famous writer, which is an honorable goal, but something has to sustain the finances in the meantime.
The internet has lots of resources on finding a college major, like by matching interests and high school test scores to find the best school and degree program. All colleges and universities post lists of college majors offered, to help prospective students decide the best areas to pursue. You should also visit Amazon at www.amazon.com or your local bookstore for books on how to choose a college major. These can be quite helpful in narrowing down all your choices, and may even steer you away from a few that may seem attractive to the ego, but not practical for any number of reasons. High school students have other resources available to them as well; school counselors are an excellent resource person whom every student should consult in planning a college major, and subsequent college choices.
The end result of course, is to have that college degree in hand, which will pave the way to the future. Don’t let high tuition costs dissuade you from choosing a college major that you know you would excel in. There are lots and lots of tuition assistance programs, scholarships, grants, fellowships, paid internships, work study, in addition to other types of student loan repayment programs. Choose a college major that holds your interest, one that you can make enough at to repay your students loans, and that stimulates you intellectually and professionally. Don’t choose something that you’re only going to be extremely bored with in five to ten years. You may want to change careers twenty years down the road, just try to choose a college major that you can build upon, that will open doors for you throughout your life.
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