Is This Really What I Want To Do?

                Choosing a major/minor is a hard task to complete. When applying for college, you really don’t know what you want to do with the rest of your life just yet.  Everyone is preoccupied about what the next senior only event is going to be, or who is going to prom with who, or I hope she doesn’t get that prom dress because that’s the one I want. So most people who apply to college check off “undecided” for the major box, and say “I’ll worry about it later.” Your first year in college is all about deciding what you want to get out of being at school. When picking classes for your first semester or even the second choose classes that you think you might have an interest in. If in high school you discovered that you really liked learning about chemistry-take a chemistry lab as your science lab and see if that could be a potential major or minor for you. I think that this is the best way possible to find out what you like and what you don’t like.

                Another option to figuring out what you want to do is by talking to professors in the departments that you are interested in. Perhaps during your first semester you see a play in Boston or even at your school that inspires you. Maybe taking up a major or a minor in theater would be best suited for you. Taking one theater class isn’t going to make or break you. If anything, you may discover that theater is your calling.

                Overall, picking your major or your minor is a really hard task. There is no guarantee that you are going to love what you originally pick. The only way to find out is pretty much by the trial and error process. Once you find something that you love, don’t give up on it! You may just have had a bad time with that particular class. 

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