The Uncertainty of being Undecided


Madison Cercone, Staff Writer

For seniors, the most important, and quite annoying, question we get during every holiday is “where are you going to school at?” or more commonly “what are you going to do?” These questions have an immense amount of pressure embedded in them. At the age of 18 you are expected to know what career to choose. The rest of your life rests in your hands as a kid. I’m here to relieve some of that stress because as far as you know, you have just about 70 years to do whatever you want. If there is interest in becoming a lawyer for 20 years and then moving to remote portland to open a coffee shop, you can do that! Of course, our parents and family members put so much pressure on us because they want the best for us, but it can take an emotional toll.
If the stress of fitting in has you down about being undecided, fear not! 50% of people go into college undecided and over 75% of students change their major within the first year. Even though it may not seem like it, all of your friends that supposedly know what they want to do in life are questioning themselves, guaranteed. A way to help the nagging feeling of the unknown is to find some group chats associated with your college with other undecided students. These can be accessed through facebook groups put together by your college. If you’re still not convinced, you can take career path quizzes to guide your conscience. Regardless of what you might do, there are endless options to help you decide your future.
Colleges are much more understanding when it comes to being undecided. Most schools even offer programs to find the right career for you. Finding a school that offers a wide variety of majors and minors is a great option for those undecided. You can even see your school Guidance Counselors to help in your search for a future career. Regardless, trusting that your future will fall into place is the key to going to college. If you know what you want to do with your life, great! But if you do not, just know there are more of us out there than you think.