College Majors

Is Who You Are What You’ll Be?

One of the more stressing questions teenagers ask themselves, especially those more introspective than others, is, “Who am I?” Maybe some of you middle-agers out there have also asked this question of yourself. One of my favorite places for self-interrogation is in the bathroom mirror (while making sure to keep the lighting level low!). Inquiring ...

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To Declare Or Not Declare

Today is July 4. Here in America, it’s Independence Day. We celebrate the Declaration of Independence, which set America free from British rule. It’s a national holiday. Time to have a picnic and watch some fireworks. (Be careful with those things!) I’d like to address another kind of declaration today, for the information of about-to-be ...

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Dreams (And Realities) of Your Major

This post is for high school juniors and maybe even sophomores and freshmen. (Is it bad form these days to say freshmen anymore?) A few questions: How far ahead have you been thinking about your life? When you think about your future, does it include college? If so, do you wonder about which academic direction ...

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2016 Update: Part 4

Our review continues. This time with posts from July and August. – From July: A Major Decision Excerpts recap: I had no idea in what I wanted to major when I went to college. As I’ve mentioned before, I was in college because I was recruited for my tennis playing abilities (such as they were), ...

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College Mythology 101

The annual cycle of college admissions just keeps on turning. Here we are again on the cusp of yet another November 1 Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED) deadline. The gears keep on grinding, year after year. The desire to seek higher education is something that is either born into or instilled into young ...

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A Major Decision

I had no idea in what I wanted to major when I went to college. As I’ve mentioned before, I was in college because I was recruited for my tennis playing abilities (such as they were), hardly for my academic prowess. Not knowing which path to take in life at the age of 18 is ...

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A High School Senior’s Guide to Choosing a College Major

Today’s article was submitted by David White. By now it is almost cliché to talk about the freedom and independence that young people feel when transitioning from high school to college. After four years of being told what to do, where to be, and when to be there, you are suddenly given free reign over ...

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Your Major Decision

Many college applicants have some kind of idea what they want to major in at college. Others have no idea. My major question, based partially on my own experience, is: How is a 17-18-year-old supposed to know what s/he wants to follow as a career? I’ve worked with many clients who have a definite idea ...

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The Value of Liberal Arts Courses

I was a liberal arts major at Penn State University. I graduated from the College of Arts and Architecture. Although my major was Music History and Literature, there were lots of other liberal arts courses enhancing my music-specific classes. I credit these courses for stretching my understanding of the world around me. Today, many students ...

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