Choosing a Major at IU


Your Major Should Be You

BE [YOUR NAME HERE]

IU Offers Majors For Every Type

The worst possible thing you can do in college, well relatively, is study and graduate with a major, minor, or any other degree program without having a passion for it. I know I'm going out on a limb by saying the worst possible thing because I am only a freshman that hasn't completed a full year,...

 
 
Choosing a Major through Self-Evaluation

If you're a freshman and are not sure what to study, don't stress yourself out too much because there are a select few who truly know what they want to study right away.  My advice would be to take prerequired classes that are necessary for most everyone on campus e.g. writing, public speaking, psych, math, and if your leaning toward the College of...

 
Indiana University: Fostering Excellence Since 1820

When choosing a college to attend, a lot of people seem to use the university's reputation as a deal-maker-or-breaker. It's important to ensure that your experience will be enjoyable, but also that it will prepare you best for the future. I found the IU Explore Majors page and it mentioned some very successful IU alumni from different fields of...

 
Choosing a college major is not the same thing as choosing a career!

Once we hit high school and even before that, we started hearing the question that we all hate: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I have half the credits that I need in order to graduate, and I still hate that question. Frankly, I have no idea what I'm going to do with my life - and neither do tons of other college students! It's...

 
 
WHAT Are Your Majors?
Q & A: My Academic Life & Perspective

This post serves as a Q&A to answer some questions from my bio blog at the top of my page when I said I was majoring in computer science and English and might pick up a theatre minor and so on. The purpose of this post is to give a personal insight into what I am interested in and why that influenced my blog...

 
You have "Major" issues

E.E. Cummings once wrote, "Be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you everybody else. It means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting." 

I was reading one of the other blogs that was written by Chelsie and I couldn't help but think,of how honest that blog post...

 
 
Why Alyssa Came to IU!

I believe I became a Hoosier years before I enrolled in classes at IU out of sheer excitement for college! I was drawn to IU, first of all, for dance. I am a Modern Dance Major in the HPER School of Kinesiology. I enjoy dancing from within and drawing from organic and natural images as my inspiration. I knew that Bloomington would provide such...

 
 
Informatics: What's in IT For Me
INFORMATICS What It Is and Why Study It?

Like I said in my previous post about my major journey, I recently discovered informatics, and now I am majoring in it. I am an associate for recruiting in the University Women in Computing (UWIC) group and met many different intelligent compelling ladies that are head-strong and love what they do. I was so...

 
IT Majors: Where Them Girls At?
Why Aren't Girls Interested in IT at IU? Nationally: Trend of Jobs Relative to Gender in the United States in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics on Average from 2000-2010

My Thoughts Image is a factor

I know it seems to be a trend of mine to talk about Informatics, Computer Science, connections between the two (hence my blog's title...

 
 
My Major Journey: How I Decided What To Study

 

(The pictures are of the Informatics Buildings East and West and of the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism Building that I took)

  Why I Chose to Study Informatics

In high school, there came a time when I asked myself what I wanted to do after college. I always knew I wanted to gain higher education and go to college, but I always worried I wouldn't...

 
 
My Perfect Major at IU: Speech and Hearing

In high school, I was really concerned about having my major picked out for college. I knew that the odds of sticking with whatever I came up with were slim to none, but I'm a little bit of a control freak, so I figured I'd try. 

In high school I was in show choir and did some musicals, and that's all I could think of doing. I considered music or...

 
Q and A With a SPEA Major

Hi all,

Trying to decide a major or just wanting to learn more about IU life? Check out my answers to these commonly-asked college questions.

Q: Why did you decide to go to IU?

I eventually decided on IU for three main reason (in no particular order). 1) IU is an excellent value all around. The school's academics, athletics, campus, and college town...

 
The School of Public and Environmental Affairs is One-of-a-kind

Hey all,

So, I'm studying environmental management in the School of Public of Environmental Affairs (SPEA). If you're thinking about changing majors or exploring them for the first time, here are my top reasons to check out SPEA in the coming school year.

1) Outrageous opportunities-- There is no other school like SPEA, offering a mix of public,...

 

Owly Images

 
Incredible India! A trip for IU Kelley School Direct Admit Freshmen

Enjoying the Taj Mahal

Sometime early in the fall semester, I attended an evening program for the Kelley Living-Learning Center about study abroad.  The speaker made us aware of a number of fantastic opportunities, including a trip to India exclusively for Kelley direct-admit freshmen.  I had always thought it would be really cool to go to India, but I'd never really...

 
 
Business Clubs Can Change Your Life

Ever since I was a child, I have been interested in English. I would sit for hours and write stories and dream of being an author. In high school I did the International Baccalaureate Programme and concentrated in English, History, and Visual Arts. As an English major in college, my interests have changed slightly. I am now concentrating in Public...

 
KLLC ATLANTA TRIP!
WELCOME TO ATLANTA 

 

Every year the Kelley Living Learning Center takes two trip; one to Chicago, one to Atlanta. And me being from Atlanta, I had to go and see show off my city. We had the honor of speaking to some amazing companies (Coca-Cola, Georgia Pacific, McKinsey) and Kelley alumni. I made a lovely little movie documenting the weekend and I...

 
So what exactly is I-Core?

If you're a student at Indiana University, you have undoubtedly heard someone talk about I-Core. Short for integrative core, I-Core is a world-renown program that many top business schools have tried to mimic, but have not succeeded in doing so.Having just finished I-Core myself, and regardless of your major, there is no great way of explaining it....

 
Living in the Kelley LLC... Pictures & Videos & Links, Oh MY!

If you are a prospective Kelley student, you have probably already watched the KLLC video a million times. You know what video I'm taking about, the video with the corny "hip" music and the voice that repeats "Living in the Kelley LLC, Kelley LLC, Kelley LLC" over and over again. Then the video lets you look into the lives of KLLC students and you...

 
A B1G Break from School

48 hours from now I will be back at home in Fishers, Indiana watching some of March Madness on television and enjoying the fact that I will not have the stresses of homework and studying for a week.  Nine weeks into the academic semester at IU and I am more than ready for a break.  School work right now is piping down right before the week-long...

 
 
A Star on the Rise...Hopefully! Kelsey Reporting For IUSTV

I've had so many great experiences but I'd have to say one of the most valuable is getting to work with IUSTV. This is the IU Student Television. It's ALL student-run!

On my show, Hoosier News Source, we do everything: write our stories, shoot our own b roll (the visuals you see for the stories), edit our stories and b roll, think of ideas, shoot...

 
IU Student Media

Whether you're in the Journalism School or not, come and join one of IU's many media outlets! Published daily, including a long WEEKEND version on Thursday, the IDS or the Indiana Daily Student, is the school's award-winning newspaper. If you decide you want to write for the IDS, the process of getting into the group is quite simple. After four...

 
Find Your Place In Student Media

During my four years of working at IU student media, I can say I’ve done it all. I’ve written stories, taken photos, created video, designed pages, copy edited and helped in a redesign of the entire newspaper. It’s kept me busy, but it was always worth the experience.

Even though it isn’t required for any journalism student to get involved at the...

 
IU's (amazing) Journalism School

It feels like an eternity ago when I first took my first journalism class at Ernie Pyle Hall, but now, after almost four years, I know I am going to miss being there so much. I truly became my second home. I am not sure how many hours I’ve spent in that building or how many hours I worked on projects in the Multimedia lab.

IU’s Ernie Pyle Journalism...

 
One Of The Many Reasons Why The J School Is Awesome

Because I transferred here in the middle of my sophomore year and changed my major as a junior, I'm not able to study abroad for a semester like a lot of my friends have. Hearing their stories makes me jealous that I can't have cultural experiences as a student (of course I'll travel one day, but being there during college would be a totally...

 
IU: Making a career in journalism possible

The grownups of the world are incapable of producing original conversation material. When you were younger, discussions invariably included questions about how school is going and remarks about how tall you’ve grown since they saw you last week.

During the summer before college, their affliction only escalates. Since you’ve graduated, every adult...

 
 
My top 3 moments at IU

As a transfer student, I've had to cram a lot of IU memories into two years. I think I've been successful but two years just isn't enough time to experience everything IU has to offer. I wish I would have been more involved or gone to more events but sometimes you just can't.

So here are my top three moments in the last year and a half (and a peek...

 
Read This Before You Switch Your Major!

I was directly admitted into the College of Arts and Sciences as an English major. Why did I put English on my application to IU? In high school, I liked writing. It was something I knew I enjoyed, and I knew I could always change my major down the road if I wanted to. 

By the end of my senior year in high school, I also wanted to major in Marketing...

 
When Major Things Don't Go According to Plan

I'm having a major crisis right now.  And by that I mean, a crisis relating to my major.  As in, what if I don't want to study International Studies for the next three years?  As in, LOL #freshmanproblems.  

After realizing that maybe International Studies isn't my calling, my first thought was: OHMYGODMYFUTUREISRUINEDANDEVERYTHINGISTERRIBLE.  Don't...

 
Thinking of changing your major? It could be a good thing

Since my sophomore year when I joined my high school paper, I had known that I was born to be a journalist. I ascended the ranks from reporter to features editor to editor-in-chief. I applied to a sampling of the best journalism schools in the country. Finally, I arrived at IU, ready to pursue my journalistic dreams and one day work for USA Today.

Tw...

 
Full Disclosure: I changed my major... But that is okay!

I walked out of my first Telecom class on the first day of classes, and made the decision.

I called my mom and asked her if she thought it was the right thing I should do.

Of ALL people, I swore I would never do it... But I did. 

I, Emmalie Faye Reif, of sound mind and Hoosier spirit... changed... my... MAJOR.

Unbelievable? Yes. Inconceivable? No......