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Quiz: What is your perfect major?

December 6, 2019
<p>Students leave a lecture hall on Sept. 26, 2018 at Brody Hall.</p>

Students leave a lecture hall on Sept. 26, 2018 at Brody Hall.

Photo by Anntaninna Biondo | The State News

Finding a perfect major can be a little hard in terms of finding what’s the best fit. Take the quiz below to find out which major is best for you.

1. When you think about yourself in 10 years, where do you want to be?

A. I want to work in a space where I am able to express my creativity.

B. I want to work in a hospital or a factory.

C. I want to own my own company and have my own employees.

2. When you think about your childhood, what was your dream job?

A. I have no idea, I was all over the place but I do like being creative.

B. My dream job was to be in a field where I helped people.

C. I really liked doing things that allowed me to express leadership.

3. What comes easy to you in regard to school subjects?

A. Writing, coming up with creative ideas — I really enjoy the arts.

B. Science and math are my favorites, and I normally get high grades.

C. Innovation classes where I can execute ideas that can make money.

4. How would you want to dress for your rest of your life?

A. I would prefer to wear clothes that are comfortable and more relaxed, such as jeans.

B. I want to wear a set uniform so I don't have to find different clothes each year.

C. I would prefer to wear whatever I want to.

5. What kind of lifestyle you would like to live?

A. I am okay with having to live on a budget as long as I am happy.

B. I want to be financially comfortable enough to the point where I never have to worry.

C. I want to live by making my own income so I can pick my own salary.

6. What is your biggest regret if you pick the wrong major?

A. Picking something I love and not making enough money to support myself.

B. Picking a major that requires me to give up part of my sanity.

C. Picking a major that feels as if I wasted money.

Mostly A's: You would like to be in a major where you can express your creativity, whether that is writing, drawing, or sewing. Some majors such as journalism, theatre, apparel and textile design or even studio art would be a good fit. You would rather be in a career you are passionate about instead of a career just for the money.

Mostly B's: Majoring in the STEM field would be a good fit where you can express your interests in math and science while also helping people. Some majors such as engineering, biology and computer science are majors that might be a good fit. You want to live comfortably while having a standard career.

Mostly C's: You want to express your individuality and being your own boss has been something you dreamed of since you were a kid. You might want to pursue one of the majors in the Broad College of Business or the entrepreneurship and innovation minor to get into the "be your own boss" lifestyle. You don't want to report to anybody and would rather do the things that make you happy.

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