Common Undergraduate Degrees part 3
Selecting classes isn’t that difficult if you know what you want. But what if you don’t have a clue what you want to study? Try these suggestions:
1. Sign up for core requirements so that you get them completed up front.
2. Always include at least one interesting class in a subject you have never explored before, such as economics, geology, computer science, anthropology, or engineering. This helps you discover where your interests and abilities lie. As Patrick Holden of the State University of New York at Potsdam advises, “Whenever you have the chance to take something not pertaining to your major, do it. Not only is it cool to learn new things, but it helps you decide what you want to do with your life.”
3. Attend as many guest seminars and lectures as you can to broaden your horizons. Most colleges have guest programs open to the entire campus nearly every day.
4. Speak to your advisor about different courses of study and careers.
5. Ask other students what they are studying and why.
6. Seek out brief internships in local businesses, companies, and firms to explore different careers firsthand. Internships are a great way to spend part of winter and summer vacations.