One of the biggest challenges I had at IUPUI was trying to find the right major for me. Before I started attending college at IUPUI, I thought I knew what I wanted to major in and was looking forward to starting college. However, what I didn’t expect was that I would change my mind on the very first day of college during the orientation meeting.
When I got to the orientation meeting, I was set on majoring in Computer Graphics Technology. I was sure that this was the major I would be doing, but when I got to registration for classes, I realized that there were quite a couple math classes that I didn’t want to take. The major also wasn’t what I was looking for, so I switched majors to be a Fine Arts student and go to Herron School of Art.
I was at the Herron School of Art for about a year and a half to two years. I was happy learning the different art techniques and the different styles of art, but I got to the point where they weren’t teaching me anything that I didn’t already know and I got bored. So, I decided to switch majors again, this time to American Sign Language (ASL).
ASL was a good experience for me since it taught me a new language, about a different culture, and how to interact with deaf people. I was happy and enjoying what I was learning but I started getting bored with the program and decided to change my major again.
I had thought about a major in Geography and thought it might be a good idea to take a class to see if it would be a good major. It turned out that I enjoyed the subject but wasn’t the major for me. I then decided to follow some advice a friend gave me and check out the Media Arts and Science major.
I was very impressed with the selection of classes the major had that were similar to my interests. This major has turned out to be just what I was looking for in the beginning, I have had some of the best classes. This is the major I should have been started out with but IUPUI thought I should have been a Herron student.
No matter how I found the right major for me, it was a worth while experience and I learned more than I had thought I would by changing my major so many times. Though I think this is the last time I will changing majors and I’m at the Media Arts and Science major to stay.