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Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Academics | 0 comments

Choosing a Major

Choosing a Major

 

How did you know what to major in? I am still young and unsure of what I want to do in life.

Dear Tin,

I decided on International Relations because I have been intrigued by the political relations between foreign countries and I like to stay informed on current international events. I also decided on this major because it encompasses a couple of my interests like history, government, social studies, and communication.

Now, do not think that deciding on a career is easy. It is meant to be difficult; it is a very big decision to make. I understand if you are feeling pressured or anxiety over what to do with your life. I felt that way too.

One of the things you can do is look at careers rather than majors. If you are interested in a particular profession that might help you decide on a major that is appropriate. SPC Career Services is there to help you. Do not be shy to make an appointment with one of the career specialists and be sincere and eager to explore what is out there. They can help you explore different professions and aid you with your decision.

One of the best ways to know if what you are choosing is the right path for you is to explore it while you are in college. I was part of Student Government and joined SPC’s Model UN team. My experiences with these student organizations directed me to become more passionate of government and international relations which aided me in my decision for my major.

Follow Maria at #AskMaria.

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