Finding your passion and incorporating that with choosing your major
It can be immensely difficult for people to make a clear decision of who they want to be and what they want to do for the rest of their lives.
When you find your passion, it gets quite easy when it comes to finally choosing your major. And it is only logical that you pick a major that coincides directly with your passion.
Find your own vision, not someone else’s:
It is very important for you to find your own vision in life. If you want to find out what your passion, then it is also important for you to imagine your life 30, 40, or 60 years from now.
Your career is a series of stepping stones, not a linear path:
One huge thing that can lead to mistaken ambition for a lot of students is that they envision their careers as a straight linear path with no bends. This is not exactly how it is in real life.
Careers are fork roads with lots of bends, both sideways and up and down.
Life is a journey; the only way you can make it far is if you allow yourself to learn from it.
Go for an internship:
Internships are great for finding your true passions. Most companies allow young students to apply for internships even if their qualifications are low.
Think of internships as non-paying jobs where not only will you learn the ins and outs of the field but you will also gain important experience.
Going for an internship is also an excellent way of knowing whether or not your passions truly lie in a field.
If the internship excites you, you feel good going to work every day, and it is allowing you to grow then yes, that field is for you and you should pick a major in accordance with that internship.
Know that building a career you love can be a lifelong process:
One thing many students fail to realize is that although you might choose a major today, and you start pursuing a field that you decide, building that career can take many years.
Use these tips to find out what your passion is and choose that as your major.
This final sections is dedicated to helping students find other professional websites, blogs, and others links that may be useful.
Blogs and Articles
30 Free Ways to Find the Answer to “What Should I Do With My Life?”: A great article to help you find free suggestions in helping you narrow down what path you want to take.
10 Tips for Picking a Career Path in College: Another great article that gives you great tips on picking a career path in College.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Test This survey determines suitable career paths by assessing the candidate’s preferences when it comes to social interaction, information processing, decision-making and perception.