Jetta Posted March 13, 2007 Share Posted March 13, 2007 Okay I know I will return at some point, and I'm remembering my 1st year orientation and how I really had no clue what to put as a major. I debated about Chemical Engineering but thought it might be too hard a program for me so I chose Music Education, which I thought would be more fun (okay it didn't have math and that's really why I choose it). My advisor eventually told me I was in the wrong field. My dad was a Cival Engineer and I didn't think I was nearly as smart as him. I also knew it was a male dominated field and wasn't sure I was up to that kind of fight in addition to my studies. Later I saw an organization about Woman in Engineering, and I really wanted to join it but I wasn't one. LOL Maybe that was a clue I should have transferred. I also didn't think my parents would think it was good fit for me. Now my family is telling me I was always the smart one and they're pretty much disappointed that I haven't amounted to anything. I do have an above average IQ, but consider myself average intelligence. My brother was the one in the extracurricular math program so I always thought of him as the smart one. In college I pretty much wanted to avoid math because I thought I could. Now here I sit, wondering again what to major in. I was looking into Chemistry because I enjoyed it in highschool and got an A without having to work too hard at it, I guess not a lot of people liked chemistry. Since you can't do much with just a chemistry degree I again was looking into Chemical Engineering, but I still just don't know. All the Calc scares me and dad isn't here anymore to tutor me. I'm also looking into Human Resource Management because that would get me into my hope corporate training. So basically it's the same A or B and hope I succeed. Any advice? Through this I've realized that Highschool is there to show us the options. I took everything from woodworking to Pre-Calc. I'm recalling what I was good at, and what I didn't like so much, so you think it would be easier to decide. Okay really I have three fields I'm still considering. So what do I do? Just pick one and go? Human Resource Management Chemical Engineering Medical Technology but it requires a background check and with a diagnosed metal illness (schizophernia) I think I'm out on that one. I'd have to find out for sure, but I like that over the chemical engineering field. At least via the classes, who really knows about the job. Okay people how do I decide? Education is the answer for a successful life, in most cases. So I have to opt for something. Too bad I didn't do all this before, when my parents were paying and giving me the freedom I so long for now. If anything I'm a lesson to some readers out there. Okay college students out there. How did you decide your major? What made you hone in on the field you choose? Any suggestions for me? Link to comment
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