In high school I was a good student and I liked almost all of the classes I took. I did not love any particular subject over another.
As a recent high school graduate I struggled with the idea of choosing a major. At first I wanted to be an architect, then a doctor, then an engineer, etc. it seemed that the list of things I wanted to be was endless and as I was about to continue my education the pressure was on!
One of the things that helped me choose my major was an aptitude test and meeting with a psychologist that helps people identify their strengths, weaknesses and interests. However, I think that the most helpful thing was to look back at the activities that I did because I wanted to do them and not because I had to do them.
Ever since I was little, maybe 7 or 8, I have been interested in creating things. When I was a small kid it was drawings, when I was 11 until I was 14 I made earrings, bracelets and necklaces. When I was 16 I started my own hair accessory line and sold them online and to acquaintances.
I realized that I had a passion for creating things with my hands, but I also realized that my project was not complete until I could sell them! Reflecting on the results of my test that indicated a strong inclination towards business and finance; and looking back at my entrepreneurial nature I decided on a Business Administration major with a concentration in Finance. This major gives me all the tools that I need to succeed if I choose to be an entrepreneur, but also if I choose to concentrate on something related to finance.
What do you love? Try to look back and identify the activities that you chose to do because you liked them. Painting? Writing? Cooking? Playing sports? Watching sports? Anything you love can be turned into a career! The most important thing when choosing a major is to understand that your major does not necessarily dictate your career; your major gives you the tools to succeed!
Where I see myself five, ten, or even fifteen years from now crosses my mind quite frequently. I always wonder if I will accomplish my goals and succeed in my dreams. I think everybody probably wonders that.
Since I am an accounting and business administration student, I plan on stepping foot into the business world. I truly believe it was what I was meant to do in life and can’t picture myself doing anything else. Within the business world, I’m pretty sure I want to enter the tax industry.
The tax industry and just the business world in general has typically been dominated by men. Men have always been thought of as the ones who succeed in that world and they seem to get a lot of the public recognition.
However, women have been making their mark, more and more each year. I, personally, want to be one of those women. I feel like my hard work ethic and personal determination will help me to be a leading woman in the business world. I want to break the stereotype of the “glass ceiling” and know I can!
My major is business administration with a concentration in management.
I first started out wanting to do sports medicine and then I moved into accounting. After taking two classes, I decided that it wasn’t a right fit for me. At the same time, I was taking management classes and I enjoyed those much more. I like all of my instructors in the management field and they are always there to answer my question, which is weird. Everywhere I look, they are right there waiting to assist you.
The reason I chose management is because I am looking into becoming a manager at my work and eventually owning my own business. I currently work at Sam’s Club, and I was going to look into the Manager Training program after I graduate. If I become a manager, I would want to save up enough money for a couple of years, and then open up my own sports bar with a few people. I want to know the feeling of owning something that is yours and having someone come into your place of business and saying they are looking forward to come back.
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