June 6, 2020

Your Major Is Like A Pair Of Jeans

posted on: Thursday September 16, 2010

by Kelly Dorwin ’12 / Guest Commentary

If you happen to be a freshman with no clue as to what your academic interests may be, you have no doubt experienced that awful, gut-wrenching feeling when someone asks you what you plan to study in college. “So what are you planning to major in?” is the generic inquiry made by that seemingly innocent, friendly acquaintance we are introduced to at family functions or social gatherings. This dreaded yet unavoidable question may cause the undeclared college student to cringe, sweat, burst into tears, or even spontaneously combust. Let’s face it: It’s scary to have to make such a tremendous decision about your future when you’ve only just been accepted to college.

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