Is choosing a career path stressing you out? Do you feel like you’re being rushed to figure out what you want to do? Well you’re not alone! There are so many students here on campus that are undecided or are still not sure about their major. A lot of students have also changed majors multiple times, too. But isn’t college the time for us to find ourselves and what we really want to do? So don’t fear students, you will not be viewed any differently if it takes you two years or ten years to get a degree. After all, you’ve already made the most important decision to go to college!
Luckily, we have counselors here on campus to help out any student who wants it! Our CaTS (Career and Transfer Services) center is located in CCC-200 and is open Monday & Thursday: 8am-7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8am-5pm, and the first Saturday of each month 9am-1pm. If you don’t have time to talk to someone on campus, there is a link on the website for career and educational planning! You can either copy and paste this website, http://alamo.edu/nvc/students/cats/assessments.htm, or you can go to the home page, click on ‘Students’ at the top of the page, then click ‘Career Planning’ under the ‘Advising, Career, & Transfer’ subtitle. This website has a lot to offer as well as our counselors, also.
My advice to anyone who is an undeclared major is to get out and find what interests you and pursue it! If you really have NO IDEA what you want to do career-wise, then it would probably be in your best interest to talk to a counselor. The last thing you want to do is waste money and time on classes you don’t need. The rest of your life is a long time, but don’t be afraid to make a decision! If you get a degree now and find out that it’s really not what you want to do, you can ALWAYS go back to school. But if you do what you love, then you will never have to work a day in your life!
– Ericka Wilder