I know it’s a simplified version of the conundrum you’re probably facing right now, but that’s what it comes down to, isn’t it? College is about learning the skills you’ll need to get a job.
It all comes back to that question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” So, what do you do when you’re in that situation?
Acknowledge that you’re undecided.
The beautiful thing about liberal arts schools is that they have a foundation of general classes that every student needs to take. If you don’t know what you want to do, or what you want to study, you can start with these basic classes and go from there. It gives you some flexibility while you figure out your passions. If you don’t know what you want to do, an easy place to start is to figure out what you like to do.
Use the help that’s available to you.
The University of Saint Francis has an Advising Center.
These three people are available for students to use as advisers. They help students pick classes that allow them to try different subject areas, while staying on track to graduate in four years. They’re also really good at helping students understand how their skills and interests align with different career paths.
If you want to know more about USF and the other help available to our students, visit www.sf.edu/admissions.