Native Forward alumni and high school students at our college prep workshop series, 'Know Before U Go,' event on May 4, 2019.

College life can be very fast-paced and full of new experiences. Class schedules, study groups, tests, extracurricular activities and more will quickly fill up your daily schedule and you may find yourself becoming overwhelmed by all of this.

Remember, college is about learning. You are attending to pursue your chosen degree, but you will also learn a lot about yourself. The following resources are here to provide some guidance for you during your college experience.   

As easy as this may sound, don’t be worried if you aren’t certain yet.  Determining your major can be quick and easy or it can take time and patience. Ask anyone who has received their college degree if they had their major in mind when they started, and you will get a variety of responses.  

Understand that uncertainty is part of the journey and be open-minded when it comes to choosing your major. Most college students will change their major two to three times on average. To help you discern what may be the right path for you, check out College Majors & Career Search provided by our partners at CollegeBoard.

Remember, declaring a major doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it forever. Take some time during your first years of college to explore and discover new interests. You might start as a business major and suddenly change to a biology major.  These changes are completely normal and a part of discovering what you truly are passionate about and want to pursue as a career.

Here are some things to consider when determining your major:
  1. What do you like to do? 
  2. What careers are trending right now?
  3. What subjects do you enjoy?
  4. What do you want to do with your career?
  5. Can you see yourself five or ten years from now continuing in your field?