Hello all and welcome back to the blog!
I know, the title of this is direct. But it can also be a little confusing. Something that I have learned while in college is that, if someone does not think your major is good or “the right one,” they will be blunt about it. They will tell you how they feel about what you want to do in life. I’m an English major and I could not tell you how many times I have be ridiculed for not being a STEM major. It can be painful and there were times that I thought about changing my major because of the people telling me that my major was not a “good” major.
But what is actually a “good” major? Is a “good” major one that automatically gets you a job right out of college? Personally, I don’t believe that there is one perfect major, and I don’t think that being a STEM major is the key to getting a good job immediately out of college. It doesn’t matter what your major is, you may not have a job immediately out of college, and that’s okay.
What I do believe is that just because someone tells you that your major isn’t the best one does not mean that you have to switch majors to something that others believe is better. Only major in what you are passionate about. If you major in something you don’t love, you will never love your job completely and will feel as though you are dragging through every day you work. Something will feel missing in your life. Unfortunately this happens to a lot of people. I think that a common idea that circulates around in school is that money and pay is the only thing that matters. If you are not making the ideal amount, is your job even worth it? It is. If you are passionate about your major in college, it is worth it. And if you change your mind and want to switch majors, do it. Don’t let others tell you that you are not smart enough or too smart for your major.
I guess the point that I’m trying to get across is that this is your life. There will be people that don’t like the decisions you make and there will be people that will think they are better than you. And they are not. Your decision is valid as is theirs. Life feels that much more amazing whenever you do something that you are genuinely passionate about.
Do what you love. Not what others would love for you to do. It may sound cheesy but if you are happy with what you do, college major or otherwise, you will never truly work a day in your life.
Thank you for reading! Tell me in the comments what you want to major in or what you majored in? Do you have regrets about choosing one major over another?