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Choosing a Major

Coda: The High School Senior Decision That Became A College Freshman Evolution

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
Laura Berman Fortgang

Employable, profitable, steady. Isn't that what most people would want their kid's course of study and career trajectory to be? For my eldest son, that path lasted less than the first semester of his freshman year and I couldn't be happier.

Is ASL Interpreting the Right Career for You?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.02.2016 | College
Lydia L. Callis

All deaf individuals deserve an qualified interpreter with the skills to get the job done right. Over the past 25 years, ASL interpreters have worked hard to create a high standard of quality within our field. This begins at the very foundation: education.

The Decision-Making Dilemma: Are You a Picker or a Chooser?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 05.06.2016 | College
Jordan Dansky

Considering that this is one of the biggest problems I've struggled with personally, I have been on a constant look-up for all wisdom, tools, or advice on how to best tackle decision-making. Personally, I see the problem as two-fold.

Parents and College: How One Coach/Mom is Riding the BIG Decision

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 01.19.2015 | Parents
Laura Berman Fortgang

While my parents forbade a degree in the arts (theatre being my passion and interest), my husband and I are faced with convincing my son that studying the only thing that has been his heart and soul since fifth grade (music) would be a good idea.

The 'Major' Decision That's More Difficult Than I Thought

Shanzeh Khurram | Posted 09.01.2014 | Teen
Shanzeh Khurram

Considering how a college degree alone is no longer a guarantee of landing a good job, one must ask the question: Are all majors created equal, and if not, what are you better off choosing?

The Serendipity of Learning

Jim Doti | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Jim Doti

I can't tell you how many times a freshman has come to college convinced they've chosen the right major -- only to find, a year or so down the road, that something completely new has transformed their life and their way of thinking, and suddenly they're rocketing off on a whole new learning adventure. The entire university experience is made for this type of discovery, of course.

For Love or for Money: The Politics of Picking a College Major

Shoham Geva | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Shoham Geva

It seems like two things have happened: One, that there's a lot of guilt lying around for those who dare to think practically about the implications of their college major and two, that pursuing your passion in college is becoming a luxury even on top of the luxury college already is.

The Declaration: When Being Indecisive Is Intelligent

Nzinga Young | Posted 05.25.2013 | College
Nzinga Young

Young people rush to choose a major to fulfill a college identity, not necessarily because it's what they enjoy. The beauty of admitting that you aren't sure what to study is that people are more willing to help you.

How Should You Choose Your College Major? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 03.15.2013 | Teen

Even after the college applications are completed, the acceptance letters have rolled in and you've decided upon your school of choice, there's still ...

Students Must Own Their Education

Dr. David Svaldi | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Dr. David Svaldi

Back in the day, it was acceptable to take time to "find yourself." Going to college was the start of a journey in which students might take courses in many different disciplines and then, at some point, make a choice regarding a career focus. But things have changed.

My Goldilocks Story of College Majors

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 02.16.2013 | College
Catherine Seraphin

Some students are lucky -- they know exactly what they want to do practically from the womb. As for the rest of us, it can be a very lengthy process of self-discovery before you realize what you're meant to do.

Following Your Passion as Career Advice for College Students

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Students are told to be practical and find a major that will serve them in practical terms carrying them to a life in engineering or accounting. Or they are told to find a passion and follow that. Neither is quite right.

Stress-Free Guide To Choosing A College Major

tv | Posted 10.26.2012 | Teen

By Sierra Tishgart There's a lot of importance placed on selecting a college major, but we're here to share good news: your degree isn't going to m...

10 Tips for Picking a Career Path in College

Perry Binder | Posted 10.07.2012 | College
Perry Binder

In the sage words of Yogi Berra, "if you don't know where you're going, you'll be lost when you get there." Picking a career path boils down to a cost benefit analysis and a gut check.

How Model UN Helped Me Choose a Major

Eliisa Carter | Posted 09.10.2012 | Teen
Eliisa Carter

Model U.N. definitely helped settle my anxiety toward choosing an area of study, but more importantly, I found something that I was interested in through volunteer work.

The Time for Renaissance Men and Women Is Over

The Crimson White | Posted 08.11.2012 | College
The Crimson White

My freshman year, I wish someone told me that I am, in fact, not awesome, and contrary to what I may believe, I cannot do everything. Let me explain.

A Plea for the Liberal Arts

Kinne Chapin | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Kinne Chapin

When we choose to value utility over passion in choosing a major, we waste a learning opportunity. We waste the chance to become more intricate thinkers with a broader base of knowledge.

The Benefits of a College Minor

Her Campus | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Her Campus

You know your major is important: It gives you the skills for your future career, and it's what employers look at. But what's the real value in having a minor? Can it hurt you if you don't have one? We found out.

The Unbearable Lightness Of Declaring A Liberal Arts Major

The Morning News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Having just finished my first year of college, it's time to pick a major. I'm hopeless at anything math or science-related, but my mother's constant w...