Ever since kindergarten, the last days of August filled you with a mixed sense of dread and excitement for the looming school year. But it never felt quite like this.
At some point in your life—or, more likely, at many points—a well-meaning person will wander up to you and ask what you plan to do as a career.
The day started out so well. You woke up on time, breezed through your classes, and hung out with your friends. Then your trip to the mailbox sabotaged everything thanks to a college admissions rejection letter.
Once you decide to go to college, your world starts filling with a bunch of classic, time-honored traditions: campus visits, T-shirt collecting, junk mail disposal (please recycle it!), and randomly weepy parents. But one of the biggest and most challenging traditions involves picking your major.
If you’re headed to college soon but haven’t picked a major yet, don’t stress. You get a great opportunity to shop around for a major by learning about your options and the different futures they may lead to.