Colleges are pushing students to choose a major, because many who can’t decide are taking more time to complete a degree or drifting out without graduating.
College officials say many students were so focused on extracurricular activities in high school that they spent little time considering career choices.
I didn’t have to declare a major till the end of sophomore year. I chose English and Creative Writing, not a big-money major. But it was clear to me that I wanted a career in journalism and I gained the practical experience to make that a reality.
Many young people who go to college without thinking about what they want to do there. You’d think the cost would make them focus, but it doesn’t seem to work that way.