I was undecided when I first entered college, which led me to explore a lot of courses and find subject matters that interested me. Entering undecided allows students the time they need to explore majors, careers and themselves. An estimated 87% of American workers aren’t passionate about their careers, so it’s important for students to take time to uncover their interests and talents.
While in school, I changed my major five times and had a lot of different ideas of where I wanted to end up. I eventually declared a major in communication after taking a public speaking course and learning more about the program through my professor. I also chatted with professionals in the field to learn about careers I could explore. I eventually found my home in higher education administration, after exploring all sorts of career options. I still feel that I am exploring my vocation and am thankful that I was able to experience so many different paths!
Compass Year is a yearlong, comprehensive program designed to provide students with opportunities for career, vocational and self-exploration. The best part is, the program is structured to help students stay on track to graduate on time!
When visiting Mount Mary's campus, be sure to speak with an Admission Counselor to learn more about our Compass Year program and ask your Student Ambassador about their experience with choosing a major. Take advantage of your time on campus and check out some of our academic spaces, such as the food science lab, fashion labs, or Marian Art Gallery. Visiting campus is a great way to picture yourself at Mount Mary and get a sneak peek into our distinct programs.