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Students Offer Advice on Selecting a Major

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Choosing a major is an important decision for college students. Some students arrive at with a clear idea of what major to choose, and others are inspired by their Meredith academic experiences. For this installment of our summer 2015 series, students share how they knew which major was the right choice.

“I chose my major, art education, based on my love and passion for art.” – Yi Church, ’18

“Before getting into college, I wanted to study biology, but after taking some biology courses I absolutely knew I wanted to study it. Just be open. Some of my friends are going into psychology and business because after taking some courses, they became interested in those fields.”— Karla Salgado, ’18

“I chose my major based on my passions, which are environmental issues and service to people, and my strong points that I discovered when I took the Strengths Test.” —Matilda Odera, ’18 (Learn more about StrongPoints®- an advising and personal coaching program found only at Meredith that's designed to help students make the most of college.)

“I took my first business class my freshman year, and I was sold. There are so many areas of study in the School of Business, and all of the faculty are knowledgeable and more than willing to guide their students into the right area.”— Emily Edwards, ’17

“I chose my international studies major because I traveled internationally very extensively in high school and love learning about what is going on in the world. I chose mass communication because I was told that I was a good public speaker and should look into that major. I fell in love with the communication department at Meredith and loved my Intro to Communication class, so I added it as my second major.”— Abigail Lorentzen, ’16

“I chose business administration with concentrations in marketing and international business by joining DECA in high school and knowing what it was about before I got to college. I chose international business because I have a love for culture and inclusion and diversity.” – Jennifer Dominguez, ’18

“Coming into Meredith I knew I had a passion for fashion, but my faculty advisor and peers within my major further helped me confirm that fashion is what I should be majoring in. In regards to my business major, I choose to major in business after attending Meredith Fashion Association “celebrity alumna” events and hearing success stories from alumna who double majored and fashion and business.”— Alexis Holmes, ’16

Meredith College offers more than 80 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations. Learn more about academic programs at Meredith 

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