What To Do If You’re Not Feeling Your College Major

by Rich DeMatteo on March 10, 2014 · 0 comments

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helpWhile most people believe they know what they want to do in their life when picking their college major, many feel disappointed, confused, and above all else, scared as they go through their course work.  They realize that maybe what they’ve been studying and planning to do after college just isn’t for them.

It’s too late to start over.  Unless you want to take on a 5th year and summer sessions, the only option is to graduate and figure out the ways of the world after that time comes.

If this sounds and feels like you, here are some tips:

1.  Visit Your University’s Career Center.

People working there will offer advice and valuable connections.  In the grand scheme of things, your degree doesn’t define you.  Being fresh out of college, you have a lot of things to learn still and you can be trained however a new company would like.

2.  Take Internships

Internships are a quick way to find out what you like and don’t like.  Do this early or when you realize you hate your area of study.  Getting experience is many times more important than your degree.

3.  Don’t Get Discouraged

Though there are lots of resources and options that make the job search process a lot easier, everything still depends on you. In case you are not well-motivated, have no desire to communicate and to attend interviews (that will be numerous until you get success), no one will be able to help you getting a job. As today’s job market is getting tough and competitive, you have to put yourself in the position that will show potential employers all your professional skills and increase your chances of getting successfully employed as soon as possible. In order to increase your chances, look for the options on some free classifieds service.

4.  Use Social Media in the Job Search

Social Media Marketing is a fantastic tool.  Use it to connect to recruiters in the industries you want to work in.

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