College Lessons From My Junior Year

If you think you might change your mind or if you simply have no clue as to what major to choose, enroll in a college with a variety of solid programs of study. Doing so will ensure that you don’t have to change universities if you decide to change majors.

Produce. Go into the fields and pick your own fruits and vegetables at farms and orchards. Mom and dad did this and we loved it. The alternative is farmers markets. You will get better, fresher produce that will last longer at home. You will spend time with the kids having fun and save a bundle of money. It’s even more fun to get the kids to help with canning the produce.

Whether you are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or have already graduated, visit your undergraduate’s college or university career center or career placement office. They keep a library of guidebooks and information on different graduate schools that offer various programs. This is a great source of information for you to get a feel for the various graduate programs offered at various schools.

One way to do this is by sitting in on a few of the classes geared towards the majors you might consider. You don’t have to enroll in the courses to feel out your prospective fields of study.

What to do you love to do? Perhaps there is a field of study that really sparks your interest, or maybe you’ve taken courses that you really loved. Think about your past work experiences. What did you like and dislike about those jobs? You should also consider the hobbies you enjoy. Were you involved in any extracurricular activities? Transfer those hobbies and interests into your major and career choice.

The “employed” buddies tend to mask their envy of you in newer cars and lunches they don’t have to cut into bite-sizes for their lunch-mates. They do have more “things” than you, except one very intangible object; time watching their children grow. This factor is probably the most underrated and precious commodity in the work world. Sure, some places have “on-site” childcare, but that’s still lacking compared to kickin’ it at home with your mini-me’s.

Wear lighter clothing. You can remove the sweaters and boots. Make sure you have a nice white blouse or shirt to wear under your blazer or dress jacket.