• Tayler Boelk

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN

    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.

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

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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