Some students grow up knowing what they want to be in life; what they want to study, where they want to work. However, there are plenty who don’t and have problems selecting majors and even change their major after their first year.
This is more common than you might think. In fact, statisticsshow that 35% of STEM majors switch during their first year, and nearly 29% of non-STEM majors change their field of study at least once.
Why is this happening?
Well, steering away from analyzing statistics and figures, the more obvious answer could be because:
No one told them what it was going to be like!
More often than not, students get the wrong impression when choosing their college majors. Fresh from high school, many pick their field of study because:
Statistics reveal a lot, but it’s safe to say that most change their major when they realize they’re not as passionate about it as they thought they would be. While many might think that changing majors might set students back, it actually isn’t a bad thing. A 2016 studyconducted by Ed Venit concluded that “students who changed majors graduate at a higher rate than those who don’t.”
Passion and loving what you do is a powerful incentive. When an employee loves their job, giving 100% effort (or more) comes natural and easy. It’s the same for students. They don’t have to hate their major to change it, more often than not they just discover their passion lies elsewhere. It’s this particular aspect that ignites their potential and drives them to excel.
Finding the right major can be challenging, but one way to make it easier for youth is to help them discover what they're passionate about.
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