In college, every class, every professor, and every major presents an entirely unique set of challenges. Despite this reality, there are many study lessons and strategies that can help students in all majors.
I make mistakes. I make decisions that leave me wistful for what might have been. But the more I pay attention to the answers to these three questions, the less time those detours take -- and the faster I get on down the road.
Business majors are fine, but they are preoccupied with theory, proving themselves, and doing it "right." But the English majors are used to getting a tough assignment, figuring it out, and getting it done, (usually) on time.
Students will not show their true stuff unless they find what their "wow" factor is. They have to find the arena -- the discipline that engages them so that they do their best work -- because it interests them. Round pegs don't go in square holes.
Because of budget cuts, high schools now rarely provide career counseling for students. Obviously, it is up to parents to provide children with whatever they need to find the "best" colleges and careers.
College, to me, is a place for exploration, a place to decide which of the many things that exist in the world are interesting to you. You don't need to decide what to do with your life at age 18. In my mind, it's one of the best reasons to go to college.