Declaring the right major for you

By Melissa Szymborski
November 3, 2010

You go through 12 years of school, and constantly in the back of your head all you’re thinking about is what’s next? It felt like every year someone was there to ask the never ending question “What are you going to be when you grow up?”

While for most children they all have a dream, something that they want to be usually a doctor, a teacher, police man, ballerina etc, but slowly as you get older you see that dream start to fade. Whether it is you decide that you want to do something else, or perhaps that school just isn’t for you, the dream changes.

So you go through all these years thinking what do you want to do? And for some even when you’re on the way to college you still have no idea what exactly you want to do. Some may feel it’s a trap, because really how are you supposed to know what you want to do for the rest of your life at the age of 17?

For many you may see undeclared majors the first year of school. Freshman Kyle O’Connor says he didn’t declare a major simply because he’s still thinking about what he wants to do in his life. He’s not rushing to declare his major anytime soon, however hopes that before the fall semester of next year he declares with something he’s comfortable with.

“I didn’t declare a major because I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do,” Jaclyn Rescigna, a sophomore said.     Even though she is an undecided major she feels that she isn’t going to settle until she finds that major that fits her niche.

Since she’s a sophomore you may be wondering what classes has she been taking? Right now she’s taking a little bit of everything but focusing more on her core curriculum since that usually won’t change because of your major.

Rescigna was trying to choose between social work and education but soon after trying felt that education was not for her. Currently Rescigna is a requirement manager in the community service outreach club and does immersion trips with campus ministry.

Through taking advantage of the school’s clubs Rescigna feels that she is going to be declaring social work. “Volunteering and helping other was a big thing to me so that’s how i decided on social work.”

The school offers a lot of different clubs that may help you figure out what you want to do. O’Connor is taking advantage of getting involved with the school’s sports.

Melissa Szymborski

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