When tasked with choosing a major, it is not uncommon to feel like you are making a decision that will shape the rest of your life. It is no wonder this decision sends so many students directly into panic mode. While some student have always know what they want to do and can easily select a program/major to support their academic and career pursuits, may others find themselves feeling overwhelmed with their indecision.
Most programs prepare you for a variety of careers. Combining the skills you’ll learn in your program with others you’ll gain from work, internship and other activities, you’ll have the ability to move in a variety of directions. It is true that there are fields that require a specific path of education, and it is important to do your homework early and find out what you need to know as early as possible.
Although related, choosing a major and career planning are two different things. Choosing a program/major means to select an academic program of study for the next three to four years whereas career planning is an ongoing process that usually begins during university and continues throughout your work life.
When trying to decide what program/ major you should choose you may find considering the following helpful: