Hi everyone! I’m a rising sophomore at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and I really can’t seem to settle on a major because my interests are literally all over the place. I originally planned on double majoring in Public Health and Economics, but I feel like that isn’t really hitting to where I want to go in life. I like Public Health because of the epedemiology aspect. I like Economics because of my interest in business. However, in terms of business my interest is more towards the management end than analytics. Although, I think having analytical skills are extremely important. I also have strong interest in technology and have considered a major in IT or Computer Science. The only thing that scares me a bit is all the math involved in Comp sci. I’m also a personal trainer and have considered a major in Exercise Science, but I’m not sure how much that degree would benefit me in order to expand my career options. First semester, I took an urban planning class and loved it. I really enjoyed the design aspect of it and the problem solving skills involved. Recently, I came across the major in Industrial Engineering and as far as I can see, it seems like it can combine my interests in business, technology, and design. However, it would probably take me more than four years to finish since I am a rising sophomore.
As a career, I’ve also seen myself in a management role eventually. I think the idea of being a project manager is extremely fascinating. I just have no idea in what field I’d want to dedicate myself to. I’m also really fond of the idea of combining technology and design in order to benefit society, but I really don’t know where I am going with that.
Generally my interests are in business, technology, health science, and design. I’m not sure how to combine these interests into one area and am looking for some guidance on what direction I should focus in/how I can combine these areas. I’m open to any suggested courses of study as well. Thank you!