During this time of year, first-year college students transition into college and embark on an exciting new chapter in their life. My niece is entering college this year and has enrolled at an HBCU. I’m so excited for her.
The advice I shared with her and other first-year students is to consider not declaring a major during their first semester or two.
Declaring a major is one of the most important decisions a college student will make. However, delaying that decision for one year could be in their best interest. College students should make sure that their selected major aligns with the career they hope to pursue upon graduating. Noted below are a few benefits of delaying that decision.
Confirmation – By delaying your choice for a college major, at least until your sophomore year, you will be exposed to subjects that might pique your interest. Most colleges require mandatory courses to provide students with a well-rounded education. Waiting until you’ve completed one full year allows you to complete the college’s required classes. It also gives you a sense of certainty once you are ready to select a major.
Cost – Another advantage is cost. Approximately 50-70% of students who declare majors early are likely to switch majors before graduating. I know this because I was one of those students who switched majors more than once during my undergraduate experience. Delaying the selection of a major until you are sure will save you from taking unnecessary classes and money.
Time – Your four-year degree could increase to five years or more. Switching from one college major to another costs you the most valuable asset – time. Once you’ve invested your time in classes that you essentially do not need toward your declared major can set you back from graduating on time.
Bottom line, my advice is to wait one year before you declare your college major. During your first year, take the general required classes that most colleges require. Then at the end of your first year or when entering your sophomore year, you will have confidence and assurance of the college major that fulfills you, is connected to your purpose, and aligns with your dream job.
Your mindset is directly connected to and impacted by how you perceive the world.
If your perception is positive your outlook and behavior can produce opportunities for growth, fulfillment, and abundance.
However, if your perception is negative, it is likely that a stronghold is impacting your mindset, which can result in a lack of opportunities for growth, prosperity, and fulfillment.
Don’t allow negative strongholds to keep you from the great life that God has promised you. Learn how to transform your mindset, eliminate strongholds, and perceive the world through a new lens of faith. I can teach you how in the upcoming Spiritual Vision Board Academy.
Recently, someone asked what I share with clients that keep them encouraged when looking for their dream job.
I shared how important it is not to rush the process. And how important it is to ensure that clients not only land their dream job but also identify and select a position where the work environment is the best fit.
This process takes …
Patience not to accept any job offer that comes along; discernment to know when the offer is or is not the best fit. And persistence to continue applying after receiving a few rejections.
I also encourage my clients to pray. And I pray for them. There’s synergy when two or more pray in agreement with a goal that aligns with God’s plan for a person’s life.
There’s a dream job for everyone, so stay encouraged, remain patient, practice discernment, be persistent and pray without ceasing until your dream job comes your way.
“Your faith can be as small as a mustard seed, (Matthew 17:20) but the deeper your faith, the bigger your blessings.”
This quote is an excerpt from the #1 bestselling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board.
To have faith means to believe, trust, and have confidence in God. God desires to develop a personal relationship with us, and the more we trust and have confidence in Him and His promise to answer prayer, the more our faith grows.
But we must be mindful that although God has a plan for each of our lives (Jeremiah 29:11), everything that we ask for in prayer, we may not always receive. And we should not allow that to discourage us or negatively impact our level of faith. On the contrary. If we decide to align our goals with His great plan for our life, then our prayers will agree with His will. And He will answer them (1 John 5:14).
When you pray in agreement with God, you will receive the desires of your heart, and your faith will grow and deepen. Interested in learning more about effectively communicating with God through prayer and manifesting the desires of your heart? Then stay tuned for my upcoming Spiritual Vision Board Academy.
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