With registration for the spring 2012 semester fast approaching, some students are faced with that all-important (but hair-pullingly stressful) task of declaring a major. With so many choices, how can one possibly choose? Human Biology, Political Science, Communications, Education, and Accounting: the list goes on forever! But don’t worry, because Career Services is here to help guide you on your way to making the decision that is right for you.
The best place to start your possible major search would be the “Choosing a Major” guide on the Career Services website. There you can look at the list of majors and minors UWGB has to offer and even print a complete copy of the guide. This information will help you consider your interests, values and abilities and transform them into a major that fits you. If you’re not quite sure what a major is or are interested to know what kind of career options are available within that major, you can visit Majortopia, also on the Career Services website. This page will provide you with in depth information about the major, including necessary skills, possible career paths, and links for even more extensive information.
Choosing your major could be one of the biggest and most personal decisions you make during your college career. It is important that you choose something that helps you get where you want to go, and most importantly, something that you enjoy! If you aren’t sure where to begin or want to know if you’re on the right track, you can make an appointment with Career Services by calling (920) 465-2163 or stopping by SS 1600. The Career Services staff members would be happy to talk to you and help you figure out what you want to do with your major and what you intend to get out of it. They can also tell you more about the Human Development 225 class offered at UWGB. This is a one-credit course that teaches and prepares you for career planning.
No matter what major you choose, it is a very personal decision. Only you can make the one that is right for you. It’s important for you to know that there are many tools offered by UWGB Career Services. They are there to help you every step of the way!