I recently took a quiz on Facebook about “What Should Your College Major Actually Be”. I’ve included the link to the quiz at the bottom of this blog if you’d like to give it a shot.
I answered as honestly as possible, and my answer was that my college major should be “biology”.
WHAT?????? Not even CLOSE to any of the millions of things I was considering.
So I put on my coaching hat to start to explore patterns and connect the dots and looked at the explanation for that choice.
“You’re fascinated by how things work and genuinely excited about
figuring it out”. Well, if you substitute “things” for “people”, that is RIGHT on.
I do remember early on that I was the kid who loved working in my father’s lab, who grew things in petri dishes for science experiments.
I was the one who was fascinated by how the body worked. It wasn’t until I took a psychology class that I learned that as much as I loved how the body worked, I loved how the mind worked even more.
You never know what may spark a new interest, right? Maybe it’s an elective class you got "stuck" with. Maybe it’s volunteering or working a summer job somewhere.
Of course, let’s not forget Facebook quizzes! It's always fun to take quizzes to see what comes up!
The best advice I can give you about choosing a major, or a course of study is to just BE OPEN!
Be willing to look at everything with an open mind, free of judgment, or what you think you “should” be choosing. This is an exciting time in your life, and it’s perfectly acceptable to have lots of interests and possibilities!
Where coaching comes in, is to help you to see those connections and patterns between all you've done, and then help you to create a plan that connects the dots in the ways that best reflect what YOU want to do. It's what I love to do!
So no matter where you are in your college planning journey, I hope you enjoy the possibilities today!
Oh…and BTW…here’s that Facebook quiz I took. Let me know in the comments below what it said YOUR major should be.