Making The Transition From College To Career
June 15, 2012
This is a true story as told to LatPro.com where you can find helpful career interviews and job search advice in your desired industry. Visit to find a career interview in your field today. When I entered college, I considered a number of varying majors and figured I would take several different introductory courses during my freshman year to get a feel for which subjects interested me the most. I was pretty good at math and science in high school, so I thought maybe I would try to major in mechanical engineering. However, I also realized that many students changed their majors once they got to college, and many did not even select a major until their sophomore year. Knowing this fact, I was not in a hurry to declare a major as I wanted to explore all of my options before making a decision that was going to affect the rest of my life. Ultimately, I ended up majoring in Sociology. I changed my mind about becoming a mechanical engineer when I realized I did not like the math and science courses I was required to take and the overall competitiveness of the classes. After taking several introductory sociology and psychology courses, I was hooked on the idea of being able to think freely and discuss social and personal problems within a specific context. A typical day in college was filled with a lot of reading. Most of my courses had several textbooks and course packs that we were required to read on a nightly basis. After spending time in lecture for each class, I would head to a quiet spot in the library to get my course reading done. It seemed as if every week there was an essay or term paper due, so I also spent a lot of time writing papers. There were many aspects that I enjoyed about my college experience, but what I enjoyed most was being able to make long lasting friendships while learning things about human behavior that I had not thought of before.