Monday, March 26, 2012

changing limits

According to anecdotal evidence (read: a quick Google search), the average college student changes his or her major three times before graduating. The fact that I never once changed mine -- did that make me an above average college student? -- or below?

I had a roommate who seemed to change his major three times a semester. I didn't get what was so hard about choosing a course of study and sticking to it. Looking back, perhaps he was a bit wiser than me. If you can't afford to change your mind a million times during college when else will you be able to?

Yet, I know I'm only limiting myself if I think my career has to be confined to what I studied in college.

(I can't believe it's been almost three years since I graduated.)


  1. Rarely a day goes by that I don't wish I had changed my major a few more times. I come home from my mission in 2004 and graduated in Fall 2007. I was in such a rush to graduate that I wasn't ready for what came next, and I wouldn't have minded a few more semesters of receiving a Pell Grant.

  2. Mike,
    A little random but, heard this on the radio today. Thought you might enjoy it as a Steinbeck fan.