Quick! Choose a major before one chooses you.

Your ideal career choice would probably be to win the lottery, travel, and retire early. Very few people have the luxury of these options. Most people choose their career or college major without much information about themselves or what they want to do. You may choose your major based upon classes that you have done well in, upon what others think you would enjoy or letting a major choose you by not actively exploring your options. Choosing your college major is one of the most important decisions that you will make.

Career resource centers:

1. They are available on nearly all college campuses.
2. These centers have print and computerized career resources available.
3. Ask your advisor where you may find these resources on your college campus.

Advisors, career counselors, instructors, friends, and family:

1. These people are excellent sources of information.
2. Ask lots of questions about areas you are considering.
3. Interview advisors in areas you are thinking about.
4. Visit some workplaces of careers you are considering.

Do an internship:

1. Even if it is not required.
2. Practical experience allows you to be sure that you choose a major that is a good match.
3. Paid and non-paid work is also an excellent way to find out more.

The Internet:

1. Can be an excellent resource for gathering career, internship, and college information.
2. Many colleges and businesses have home pages on the World Wide Web.

Easy tips to choose a major:

1. Decide what you like to do in your free time.
2. What are your hobbies?
3. Base your major on something you like to do.
4. When taking you're general education classes, choose classes that are going to help you choose a major. Dabble in everything.
5. Ask yourself what you want to do everyday for the rest of your life. This should be a determining factor!!!

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