So, you feel clueless about which of the many majors offered at the University
of Minnesota might be the
best choice for you. That's not surprising based on the number of options
How do you begin to make a
decision when presented with over 140 different options??
Though there is entertainment value in all
three of these strategies, entertainment value is where the advantages
end. A more effective strategy is to declare a major that matches up
- Well, you could flip
a coin—heads for economics, tails for art.
- Or, you could put the list on the
wall and practice your dart game—the first major you hit with a dart is the one
- Or, you could throw all the majors into a hat and pull one out.
results in a much greater chance that you will engage in your classes (even
enjoy getting out of bed to head to class), have an easier time learning the
material and excelling in class, and seek out opportunities to relate your
major to a career.
- the things you enjoy doing (your
- the things you're good at (your
- the things that you believe in (your values).
To help you in your quest to become clued in instead of
clueless, let's start to identify some majors that might connect well with your
interests, skills and values. To do
this, put on your party hat to prepare for the exercise on the next page!
looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to
choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and