Launch Your Career in College: Strategies for Students, Educators, and Parents

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Chapter 5
Finding a Career— No Matter Your Major

Don't aim at success —the more you aim at it and make it a target, the
more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be
pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-
effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as
the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself
.

—Victor Frankl

You hope that college will lead you somewhere. More than 90% of students think that [somewhere] means a great job—work that you do after you graduate to earn your living. Funny phrase, isn't it, [earning your living]? Since you have to do that, choose work in areas you are interested in, or chose fields you would be proud to be a part of—and start!


MAJOR CHOICES

Professional Majors Leading to a Career

Declaring a major is a major decision, indeed. It should be the indicator of where you'd like to go, but you'll know better only if you have real information. You can try several sources. For the most focused majors, such as accounting or engineering, you might get the best advice by interviewing successful accountants or engineers who can share what

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