One of the biggest decisions you’ll make when starting college is deciding what you want to earn your degree in. No pressure, right?? But jokes aside, it’s really comforting when you feel certain you’ve made the right decision. Keep reading as we share some telltale signs you’ve chosen the right major.
1. You don’t completely dread going to class.
If we’re being completely honest, nobody really wakes up and says, “I can’t wait to go to class today!” BUT, it is possible to have classes that you honestly don’t mind showing up for. That’s because the learning material is right up your alley and you’re surrounded by other like-minded people. In a way, it kind of feels like you’re supposed to be there.
2. You feel energized by the thought of interning.
It’s totally normal feeling nervous or anxious about an upcoming internship. That doesn’t mean you’re on the wrong path! However, when you look at the bigger picture, does interning excite you at all? Maybe you daydream about climbing the corporate ladder, solving some major issue no one would expect an intern to tackle, or even just making a ton of new and exciting connections in the industry. If you often have these exciting visions, you can bet you’re on the right path!
3. You enjoy talking about your major with others.
Even in casual conversation, you might find yourself talking about concepts related to your major. Maybe you even find something so fascinating, you start teaching the people around you about it! You might not necessarily live and breathe these topics, but you do notice them coming up in conversation from time to time. That’s a good sign!
4. You even apply aspects of your major to your everyday life.
If you’ve chosen the right major, the things you learn are always in the back of your mind. For example, if you’re a journalism major, you might find yourself dissecting different headlines you see on the internet. If you’re diving into advertising, you might find that you have a newfound appreciation for those normally-pesky Instagram ads you scroll past on your feed. Or if you’re in a medical field, you may find yourself *silently* diagnosing different people you come across or see on TV!
5. The people in your major feel somewhat like a second family.
Like we previously mentioned, your major is filled with other like-minded people! You might not be BFFs with others in your major, but after taking quite a few classes together, you may start feeling a sense of comfort and camaraderie with each other. You basically become one big family!
If you don’t feel like you can relate to this list, no worries! Sometimes it takes a while to find your place and gain that sense of comfort, and there’s nothing wrong with switching your major down the line if you decide to do so!