I recently met with a young man finishing his sophomore year of college.
He was distraught. Overwhelmed. Frustrated. Sad.
And his parents were just as upset as they didn’t know how to help him.
He started college full of joy and anticipation.
He knew exactly what he wanted to major in and the career he wanted to pursue.
Freshman year went fine. Mostly Gen Ed classes.
Sophomore year rolled around and he began to take classes in his chosen major.
That’s when things went downhill.
He hated those classes.
It wasn’t at all what he thought it was going to be.
He struggled to stay engaged and focused. And his grades showed it.
He finally opened up to his parents. “I don’t want to pursue this major anymore. I hate it. But I have no idea what I want to do”.
His mom reached out and asked if we could give her son career guidance.
I assured her, “Of course! This is why we exist.”
Because her son’s story is not uncommon.
About 80% of college students change their major at least once.
It is so emotionally painful and frustrating to stumble into learning what you DO NOT want to do …
And then have no guidance to help point you toward what YOU WERE MADE TO DO.
If there is a college student in your life who needs career guidance, we’d be honored to help.