College Major Hopping? 

Students seeking to fulfill an internal longing that has been set inside of them may change majors multiple times when they are trying to clarify the true road they seek.  Parents paying for this education may have many talks with thier college students about the cost and they can’t make getting an education "a profession!".   As the college semesters stretch out and the student doesn’t have any more of an idea what to major in, guilt starts to set in and they may decide to quit altogether.  The parents may decide that they are done financing this albatross though still loving it.   

 Is there any hope in this madness???   

YES by understanding the uniqueness you were created with and knowing the inner longing can be defined can put a stop to this see-saw education.    An excellent career assessment (especially like the one we offer - Higher Goals Coaching Career Direct Assessment - see our web page) can help make a plan to hit your "own" career target.  Look for an assessment that covers all these items or atleast as many as you can - personality, what I want to do, what I am gifted at doing and what are my core values.  The most accurate picture one can get of themselves will give the highest value at planning an education to hit thier unique target.   One can greatly increase that sighting in by working with a coach (me) or counselor to help interpret the results of the assessment .   Working with a coach or counselor adds a very critical part by hearing the student and then encouraging them on the path, creating a plan instead of just looking at assessment results on a piece of paper.  Make sure the combination of coach and assessment provide a plan for the future, understanding a direction that the student agrees is the best to move forward, the education requirements needed for that target, the future outlook for that target and most of all a WRITTEN plan for the future to measure against and set goals that still has flexibilty in it to grow with the student.   Thus working with an excellent assessment and working with a Career Coach will stop the Major Hopping and get life and career underway to the relief of the student and parents.

© Peter Durkee 2015