Regan’s Remedies: April 3, 2014

By Regan Hoerl

SC Staff Writer

This week, my advice is for those of you who are feeling a tad lost.

My fellow students, do not fret.

That is what I am here for: to advise you in the best way I can.

One of the biggest struggles in college is the question that lingers all four years in the back of your mind.

What am I going to do with my life?

This question boils down to one of the biggest decisions you will ever have to make—how in the world does someone pick a major?

The most recent statistic I’ve heard is that 800 students at ESU are undeclared.

This is a large chunk of the ESU population. For the 800 of you, I have a few tips towards picking your major, minor, concentration, or anything in between.

Find your passion.

For me, writing has always come naturally.

All throughout high school I wanted to be a nurse.

I doubled up on my science classes and really pushed myself, but I found myself always getting C’s in those classes.

However, I always had A papers and an incredible insight into literature and composition.

Follow what comes naturally and easily to you, whatever that may be.

Prepare yourself for whichever major you choose.

If you choose Speech Pathology, you may want to consider graduate school.

All majors will get you a Bachelor’s degree, but they may not guarantee a job in the real world.

Luckily, you’re attending a school with a fantastic graduate program, offering graduate assistantships in many different fields.

Take a fun course every semester in a field you’ve always been curious about.

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it does not hurt to explore all of your options.

Most professors would be more than happy to let you sit in on a class or meet for an advising session.

There’s no time but now, as early as possible, to find the right major for you.

With that being said, meet with your advisor before scheduling classes on April 14.

If you’re still unsure about your major, take a couple days to relax.

Then, reconsider your options.

Think of your academic strengths and use them to make a decision.

Time is of the essence my peers.

Good luck and happy hunting.

Email Regan at:

rhoerl@live.esu.edu

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