A major change

Decisions now will impact your future career

Who is ready for summer? I know I sure am.

To be completely honest, I have been counting down the days for a while. It’s not that I don’t like being at school, it’s just the end of the semester is always the most stressful.

You have to plan, practice and present all of your final presentations, study for exams, plus make sure you’ll qualify for next year’s scholarships and financial aid. Then you need to register for next semester classes when you’re still in the midst of current ones. Throw in a parking ticket here and there, add on finding a summer job to pay for those tickets and before you know it, you’ve got spring fever.

I guess what I’m trying to say is I am tired, and I know you all are too. But do not let your efforts go to waste. If you do not enjoy what you are doing right now, the rest of your life will be just as exhausting.

We have to keep pushing forward, but if you think about it, we are only moving forward to find a full time job after graduation. Yuck. So whatever you are doing with your life, make sure it is what you want. I am sick of hearing about students who are not happy with their major. If you’re not happy with your major, you are not going to be happy with your career. You fill in the blanks.

From my perspective, I believe you should change your major if you are not happy with it. I don’t care what anyone else says to you or what your parents think. For once in your life, be selfish and take time to think about the major you are pursuing. If you don’t, you may just be creating a whole lot of debt for nothing.

So whoever you are, whatever you plan on doing with your life, think about it. Actually, take the whole summer, while you are on the beach, to think about it. If you are not content and believe all this work is for nothing, do something about it.

I changed my major during my sophomore year and I cannot wait to get out there after I graduate and make all of this crazy work worth it. n