CLASS OF 2021: Quick Ways On How To Choose Your Major

First of all, congratulations for taking a giant step into your future. I’m pretty sure you’re going to have a blast during your time. However, for those of you that might not know what you are going to do, I might have some tips that can help solve that. As a reminder, you might know that time is very valuable; so wasting it might not be the smartest choice, specially if you are paying a lot of money!! So here it is guys:

1. Question yourself

This is probably one of the biggest times in your life, so it’s an excellent exercise if you start questioning what you like to do. When I was a freshman, I had those friends that said: “But I don’t know what I like.” This is very ambiguous because you have to like something due to your exposure to different courses in high school. Therefore, I would suggest you find something you enjoy doing. This might be a little far, but effective: whenever you are working for somebody, don’t complain if they don’t pay initially because you are getting experience. So find a career that you can do for free when nobody wants to pay you in the initial stage. If this still doesn’t help you, go on to the next point.

2. Try new things

Don’t be scared! For some, college might be a little some intimidating, but please don’t feel overwhelm by the initial impression. It is all about what you do and how you can take advantage of it. Therefore, if you don’t know what career path you want to choose, try as many new classes as you want. Take engineering classes, architecture classes, art classes, english classes, so on and so forth; then I am pretty sure that you are going to find it this way. However, don’t let this carry-on for long. Restating my first point, time is very valuable, and you don’t want to waste it; specially if it is also about money.

3. Do what you want to do

If somebody else tells you to study something that you might not be interest in, do what you really want to study. This is really important because what matters is what makes you happy. This reiterates to my first point: it is important to choose your career wisely because you are going to work in your field most likely after you graduate. And I tell you this, there is nothing more miserable than working with something you don’t enjoy. So whenever somebody else tells you to study something they like, think about if you can do that for a career after college. Lastly, whenever you are doing something you want, you are going to do it best because you are enjoying it.

Don’t forget to use Omega Notes as your study resource.

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3 Must-Do Things As A Penn State Student

Sometimes college students want to do something else with their money besides stay in town and do the same thing week after week. There are many other activities to do in the Centre county area involving nature, wildlife and more recreation. Gather up all of that money you made from selling notes and knock these things off your bucket list! Here are just a few opportunities:

1.Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park

This tourist attraction is located just before you enter State College, PA in Centre Hall. Penn’s Cave offers cave tours, wildlife & nature tours, a maze, and more! The main attraction, which is the boat tour inside the cave lasts about 45 minutes and costs less than $20. This is a breath-taking tour through the mystic natural cave’s river that you will not regret. You will be able to see how dripping water forms the cave. The other activity to do while there is to go on a wildlife tour and see bears, deer, mountain lions, wolves, elk and much more! You are bound to leave with some additional knowledge on the wildlife that roams PA. The wildlife tour is open from April to November.

2. Millbrook Nature Center

Find your friend with a car and take a 3-minute car ride away from campus and visit this local nature center. The nature center is located off of East College Ave just before W.R. Hickey’s beer distributor. There is no cost for going on a walk on the beautiful scenic trails following Thompson Run Creek. This is a location where many local townies go to walk their dogs and jog. You can also bring hot dogs and burgers to grill while relaxing with your friends. This is for everyone!

3.Stone Valley Recreation Area

If anyone has been to Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, then you know where this is. Shaver’s Creek is Penn State’s official nature center and welcomes the public anytime! The Stone Valley Recreation Area is free to go and park. You could rent a boat there for $8 an hour with your PSU ID card, bring your grilling material and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere away from downtown. This is a great place to bring a lawn chair and your notes to study! This location is approximately 20 minutes from campus.