(I originally posted these tips on Twitter. @sweetcareers)
- Speak with faculty and current students in a department about the major before you declare. These conversations can help you confirm or dis-confirm your expectations about the major.
- Picking a major that you love will be more effective than selecting a major whose job prospects seem good, but remember to supplement your degree.
- Look for ways to uniquely mix your major with your career interest. For example, I wrote about Pip’s career prospects in Great Expectations (I was an English/Psychology major).
- If you love art history, for example, but want to be an event planner, go ahead and major in art history, but look for ways to get event planning experience through internships, volnteering, and involvement in student organizations.