“I just graduated, and I hate my major!” Ouch! What a statement! It is hard enough to get into college and even harder to graduate. And, what about the money? Some will end up with over a hundred thousand dollars in debt! With numbers like that, you had better get it right the first time. But, sometimes you don’t. You just don’t.
What do you do? What do you tell your parents and friends? Better yet, what do you tell yourself? The pressure is on. “Oh, mom wants me to do this, dad wants you to do that,” ... you hear it over and over again. It sucks man, especially if they paid for it!
Choosing a major can be tricky. You really have to pick something you love, have a gift for, knack for or passion to do. Otherwise, you may end up doing something you can’t stand. Again, what if you already graduated, and hate your major? What can you do about it? Here are four options and one reminder that might help you get to where you want to be.
1. Go for Your Master’s!
It seems counterintuitive, but it may be just what you need. You can become a nurse, lawyer, teacher, counselor, earn your MBA, or whatever in just a few more years. It is a way of changing your major without going back for four more brutal years. The only downside is, it will cost you more money. That means, more debt if you are broke. Otherwise, it’s a decent option.