• Tayler Boelk

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Tayler's Bio:
    My name is Tayler and I was an English major/biology minor at the College of St. Scholastica! I have lived in Duluth all of my life so I know all the best local restaurants and hiking trails. On campus, I was involved with The Cable, Bella Voce, the Northstar Reports, the McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services, and the English & Arts Club. Off campus, I volunteered with Mentor Duluth and enjoy throwing theme parties with friends and family.

  • Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
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    Biology and Spanish

    Jin Baek

    Senior
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  • Malvern Madondo

    Junior
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    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
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    Accounting and Finance

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
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    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
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    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
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    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
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    Exercise Physiology

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
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    M.S. Health Information Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
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    Management

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Patrick Linn

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    Communication Major, Film Concentration

  • Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

A Major Crisis

When I began signing up for classes my freshman year I had no idea what to look for. I was skilled in many areas but didn’t have strong interest swaying me one way or the other. So for one year, I was a biology student.

Sophomore year came around and before I signed up for classes I had to meet with my new advisor. As I was chatting with him about my major he asked, “What if you decide you don’t want to go to medical school, then what?” So, I signed up for more classes, this time with a biochemistry focus instead of Biology but I decided to give myself something to make me feel better about my classes, I decided to minor in English.

Frequently, I found myself thinking if I could just go back I would major in something else. Psychology, English, Communications, Business Management, Journalism, Library Science…basically a lot of things that I wasn’t in. I kept telling myself that it was too late to change majors, that I was in this for the long run, that I just wasn’t trying hard enough. When the end of the year came around, I had passed all of my classes, but I still knew it was time for some changes.

Finally, I visited with the Career Counselor to take some career and skills tests to get a better idea of what I am naturally interested in and what I could do about my major situation. As it turned out, I could still graduate on time and even early with an English major. After making it so far with the sciences, however, I felt it would be a waste if I didn’t use those credits somewhere. So now, after a lot of reflection and a major crisis, I am an English major, and I will use that extra semester to minor in biology and graduate with honors.

So if you’re struggling on choosing a major or thinking about changing, don’t stress about it! Your advisors and guidance counselors are there to help you through any transitions and it’s never too late to do what you love.

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