Whether you are just starting, in the middle of it all, or nearing the cap and gown, you may have pondered the idea of completely switching gears and jumping to a different path in the map of career choices. You are not alone.
About 33 percent of students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs will switch their major and 10 percent will change their major more than once, according to a 2017 study by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Now that you know that switching majors is no biggie, here are some things you can expect if you do end up changing career paths.
1. You may feel a little confused, and stressed, and behind.
2. But excited too of course! The world is now your oyster!
3. You will feel so motivated to learn. You just let go of something that wasn’t right and freedom feels good!
4. You may hit some stumps. Who knew learning about Communications required so much… communicating?
5. You’ll realize that all majors require hard work, but in different forms.
6. But if you like it, it’s not really work, right?
7. You’ll make new friends.
8. Don’t worry, if your old friends in your old major are real, they’ll keep in touch.
9. You’ll think about switching majors again. It’s okay if you need to reevaluate.
10. You’ll graduate! And maybe think about switching career paths again.