How does my student choose the "right" major in order to succeed after graduation?
There is a tendency to believe that students entering college have sufficient knowledge to determine their career direction. The reality is that their awareness and exposure is often narrow, and arriving at college opens their minds to many possibilities. St. Norbert offers more than 30 different undergraduate majors to choose from. The first and second years of college are a time for students to explore the range of options in academic majors and career fields, and "test" alternative choices.
Students need to learn about majors and career options, identify strengths and interests, and explore various possibilities in order to make informed decisions about which path is right for them. Academic majors and career fields do not necessarily have a direct relationship. No matter the major, employers and graduate and professional schools seek candidates with academic excellence, internship and career-related experience, and other important attributes: communication and interpersonal skills, adaptability and self-initiative, analytical thinking, teamwork, community involvement, and computer skills.
What can I do with this major?