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Choosing a Career and Major

With so many majors to choose from, it can be hard to choose the one that’s right for you. Sometimes what you thought was the perfect choice doesn’t turn out like you expected. Then there are the “what ifs”: What if you’re interested in a lot of different things? What if you don’t feel like you’re interested in much at all? What if you don’t get accepted to your major, college, or program of choice?

And there’s a big, wide world of work out there. How do you find out what exists and would be a good fit? Keep in mind that for many fields, your major isn’t the most important qualification. An interest/passion in the field, well-rounded experience (student orgs, part-time jobs, internships/co-ops, volunteer work), and a successful academic record matter more than what you studied.