Dear Brenda Bluejay:
I am currently struggling to decide what I should study and major in. My parents want me to be an accounting major and I’m really not enjoying the class and it is really difficult for me. I don’t know how to tell them I’m not interested in accounting, but at the same time I don’t know what I should study instead. Do you have any advice for me?
-Bored of Business
Hi Bored of Business!
Been there, done that. So far, I’ve changed my major three times while at Creighton. It’s really hard to transition from high school to college academics-wise and know what to want to study. Before deciding on what you actually want to study, I think it would be smart to discuss the issue with one of your parents. I would start by telling them you really do value their opinion and that’s why you want to see if they have any other ideas for you. I came in as Pre-Law because my parents said that I liked to argue so I would be a good lawyer. I figured out pretty soon after my first couple political science classes that law school probably wasn’t in my future. After discussing my actual passions and interests with my parents, they encouraged me to talk to my professors and ask them if theere was something they could see me doing. They were much more supportive when I was honest with them that I simply wasn’t enjoying my classes. After that, you get to have fun! Explore majors, take fun classes, and look for topics that excite you. I took an English class my first semester at Creighton that changed my life! While taking a few engaging classes, focus on your Magis Core classes. You’re going to have to take them anway, so why not get them out of the way? Who knows, maybe your philosophy professor will open doors you never imagined! Finally, a really great resource is the Creighton Career Center. I know you probably heard the name a million times during Welcome Week, but they are actually so helpful and can find you a major and career that you will love. Remember, it’s never too late to change your mind and never too late to follow your dreams.