A Major Decision (Part 1)

By Kathryn Speaks

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Hello Clemson Tigers!

Before we dive into this series, I wanted to do a small introduction to what we will be looking at and why. I know that it can be discouraging when you repeatedly hear the question, “Oh-but what can you do with that major…?” So, during this series of blog posts, I will write a few blogs on certain majors that often are misunderstood or labeled as having less job opportunities or career paths.  I want to show you all the possibilities that you DO have in those majors, as well as ways you can research those possible future careers.

This subject of majors is very near and dear to my heart. During my freshman year, I decided I was going to study something that I loved rather than doing what I thought was expected of me or that I should be doing. I ended up changing majors, to Sociology, which was a huge leap of faith for me. I had considered Sociology as a possible major when I first was looking at what areas I could study but decided against it as it didn’t seem to be practical or lucrative. However, working at the Career Center has opened my eyes to the fact that all majors can be useful in helping to get you where you want to go. It can be challenging finding the right path for you, but it is certainly worth it!

Well, as always, our Career Center is here to help you navigate this issue – if you are having questions about whether you are in the right major for you, or need guidance in the direction you can go with it, please come in and talk with us! We have numerous resources that can help you think through what you’re wanting to do, including interest inventories, personality tests, and tip sheets on figuring out your next step.

Over the course of this blog series, I’ll spotlight certain resources that our Career Center provides that can be helpful to you, whether you’re an incoming freshman thinking through what you want to major in, or you’ve realized your current major is no longer a good fit for you, or even if you’re a senior thinking through your post-graduation plans.

We will go much more in-depth later through-out the series, but if this topic is interesting to you or if you want to start thinking through possible majors in the meantime, please take a look at our website (specifically our page about what you can do with your major) or come in to talk to one of our career counselors! To make an appointment, call us at (864) 656-6000 or come to one of our drop-ins, from 1:30-3:45 Monday-Friday. I will also provide a link to a page on our website specifically dedicated to thinking through majors and the many careers that are available through them.

We hope to see you at the Career Center soon!

And, as always, go Tigers!

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