1. You love your department aka the people
One of my favorite things about being a communications major is the people. It is so important to like the people that are in the department whether they are professors or students. For the next four years of your life you will spend a large majority of your time with them, so why not make sure you like them. I love the Comm. Department, and I am always excited to visit Comm. Land on the third floor that not many people are aware.
2. You’re excited to talk about it
When you pick a major you want to be proud of it and tell everyone, but on the other hand, do not let your major define you. As an orientation leader I was telling incoming freshmen my major on the daily, and I could not have been more proud of being a comm. major. I said it with pride because I loved it so much and found my place at UIndy and I wanted them to find theirs.
If you do not want to tell people your major, then after you graduate are you going to want to tell them about the job you have? I am excited to tell people about my major because although I do not want it to define me it is a large part of who I am. I know it is a cliché, but pick something because you love it, not because of the money. It may sound lame, but you have a whole life to live so why not enjoy it.
3. You enjoy your major’s homework more than the general education homework
It sounds ridiculous because homework sucks all around, but at least there is some motivation because this is what you want to do with your life, right? If the answer is no, suck it. You need to get a C or better most likely. The only thing about homework is that it will help in the long run, or at least tell yourself that. At least homework for your major has a purpose where as general education classes are just to “broaden your horizons.”
4. You see a future with it
Even if you do not know what you want to do, you have a gut feeling that it will workout no matter what. That all of the ridiculous classes and assignments you did will actually payoff when you get your first real assignment in the “real world.” Although thinking about your future gives you anxiety, the positives out weigh the negatives.
For me, everything finally clicked and I know exactly what I want to do with my life and I could not be more excited about it. I cannot wait to see what my future holds as a communication major.
5. You have a love hate relationship with going to class/doing assignment
It is mainly a hate relationship, but going back to number one, it’s the people. That’s where the love comes from. Some of my favorite people are comm. majors, and going to class knowing that I enjoy my classmates and professors makes it bearable.
6. The thought of changing your major provides no relief
All of the time I hear people complaining about their major, and I just sit there like “Oh, cool. I like mine.” They talk about the homework that is piling up, the people they do not get along with and the classes they do not understand. My suggestion to them is change your major because you are clearly not enjoying it. As for me, I enjoy everything about being a comm. major, and could not imagine being in a different department. In fact, I do not ever want to have to imagine being a part of another department.