When you’re truly interested in a subject, you do better work.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Major
- Take a self-assessment to learn more about your values, skills and interests. What you learn may help you evaluate options and make decisions.
- Complete the Choosing a Major Worksheet (pdf). The worksheet is designed to help you collect helpful information, compare your options and make a decision.
- Meet with your First Year Advisor and Associate Advisor (if applicable) assigned through the Office of the First Year (OFY) to discuss your options and gain advice and guidance.
- Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to discuss majors and career interests.
- Read information provided by the Registrar’s Office on Undergraduate Majors and Minors.
- Attend academic department open houses, usually held each spring semester.
The Truth About Majors and Careers
- Choosing a major does not limit you to only one career choice.
- Choosing a career does not limit you to only one major.
- Graduate work does not have to be in the same area as your undergraduate degree.
- It’s okay to change your mind!
CAPD is coordinating the third annual, institute-wide Career Exploration Series that begins on September 11th and runs through IAP! This series is a collaboration between MIT departments, programs, and employers to help all students learn about the different career and graduate/professional school options available to you.
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Choosing a major does not have to be tedious or boring. You can have a little bit of fun before (and maybe even after) you declare a major. Here are some simple activities that you can do by yourself or …
As the major declaration date approaches, many first-year students are nervous about making the decision. This resource by Yan Wu shares some of the great resources on the major exploration process:
Self-assessment is a great way to help you …