how did you know what you wanted to do with your life/major in?

United States
June 26, 2008 6:00pm CST
I'm in college right now, and I'm really struggling to figure out what I want to do. I know I am interested in biology and business and am currently taking courses in both subjects, however, I don't know what kind of job I would be interested in that relates to these subjects. How did you figure out what job you would work in? How did you get to where you are today?
8 responses
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I have the same problem. I'm a junior and if I want to graduate on time I can't change my major again. I've changed about 5 times. I love English and I love Biology but I couldn't choose between them. My college offers a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies which is basically having three minors and combining them to make 1 major. I chose history as my third and I like it. I never get tired of doing one thing as I have different things to focus on. As for what I'm going to do with it when I graduate, I don't know yet. I will find out when I graduate and go job hunting. I am just going to look for jobs that fit with at least one of my three and if it sounds like I would enjoy it, I will go for it.
@rpegan (598)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Well, what do you do for fun? It's best to focus on finding a career that connects to things that you genuinely enjoy. Also, you can try volunteering at different types of organizations. If you really like the work you do there, you could follow a career in that path. Is there something that has simply fascinated you since you were a child? If so, look into that. I used that process for finding what I want to do. I've known since I was ten, and I'm still quite sure of it. I loved taking care of animals and studying them when I was young, and I knew I wanted to become a veterinarian. When I was in high school, I volunteered at a humane society. Now, I'm in college as a pre-veterinary student. You've just got to find the things that you enjoy.
• United States
27 Jun 08
Yah, I've always liked biology and , but I don't want to do research and I don't really think I'd want to be a doctor, which leaves me at a slight loss... I don't know where else to go with bio.
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
I wanted to become an engineer since i was ten. And before i went to college, i made a personal commitment that i'll do whatever it takes (legally) to finish college. I worked and study at the same time. It took me 6 years in college for a 5-year course but it doesn't matter to me because i focused on my personal goal. What i am trying to say is that you should focus on the things that you really want in life. If you have that interest in Biology and in Business, you can choose to teach after college. In that way, you can share your interests and will be able to help others by sharing your knowledge. I am what i am, i am where i am because that's what i wanted. You can do it to. Just learn to consult yourself about what you really want and the ideas will come out to help you decide for your future.
• China
9 Jan 09
this kind of problem also troubled me a lot. sometimes the seniors often tell you that you should adapt the demand of the society.
@shwanks (145)
• United States
20 Sep 08
i am still iffy about what i am going into. i am crazy about photography, its all that can interest me for more than 10 minutes. last year i was just taking general classes at a small tech school. a little of everything. math, psychology, writing...everything that slightly interested me. one of the classes was one that helps you explore different careers. the lady who taught the class had one on one discussions with us and she told me to forget all my fears about failing in photography and just go for it. its worth it. if it doesnt work out you can always go back to college for a different degree! so im going by those words at the moment.
• China
7 Aug 08
do whatever you want ,don't think too much
@keepklose (127)
• United States
5 Aug 08
i didnt know i just picked what i love which is art and ran with it.
@halynn (1809)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I always wanted to be a nurse every since i was a little girl. thats what drove me into nursing.