Blog to support the book "Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs" by Kristen Fischer

Monday, November 25, 2013

How to Select a College Major You'll Actually Use (Finding Career Bliss, Part 1)

When someone says she’s going to college, the first thing most people ask is usually, “What’s your major?”
While students have to have a major declared at some point during their college career, they shouldn’t rush into picking a field without first considering their natural abilities and skills.

Here’s why: Young people get so consumed with picking a major. As they progress in their studies, they may find out they no longer want a career in their field. Or, like me, they may not come to that realization until after they graduate and need to pay off all the loans that made that degree possible.

Read the rest: http://www.parade.com/232141/kristenfischer/how-to-select-a-college-major-youll-actually-use-finding-career-bliss-part-1/

This is the first of a two-part series of articles I wrote for Parade magazine. Read all of my career articles for Parade here.

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