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Before you start to look at possible careers and degree programs that Carleton offers, it is important to explore your interests, abilities, motivations and realities. Make sure to take these factors into consideration as you browse this site and work towards your final decision.
The best way to find out what you like is by trying something out! Check out our tips on how to explore your options and gain first-hand experience.
The first step to choosing a major is to consider what you like – what brings excitement to your life and things you truly enjoy! Begin brainstorming your interests by jotting down some answers to the following questions:
When choosing your major, it’s important to examine your abilities – what are your strengths, weaknesses, and what skills do you possess? Review these suggestions and questions to help you determine your strongest abilities:
Now consider what might be driving you towards a particular major. Take a look at your interests and abilities examined above to discover where your strongest motivations stem from. Here are some questions to help you decide:
Now it’s time for a reality check! What requirements must be satisfied and what obstacles can you foresee having to overcome with your choice of major?
There are tons of ways to get experience and find out what you like! For example:
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