Finding the right major is tough work, but it just got easier!

Filed in From the Staff by on November 8, 2011


By the time sophomore year came, I still hadn’t found the right major. I unfortunately did not know about all of the services offered by the CDC, so I set out to solve the problem on my own. I spoke with several upperclassmen about their majors, what type of classes they took, and the focus of their future careers. It was then that I learned about Industrial and Management Engineering with an Operations Management concentration. I took a few classes in the field of both since they have a similar course load and found Management Engineering to be right for me. Not only do I thoroughly enjoy my classes and professors, but I loved hearing about how people graduating in my major could positively affect businesses and how versatile their experiences were.

If you have any questions about your major or you just aren’t sure if it’s right for you, look for help. There’s now an entire class, Discovering Majors and Careers, that is devoted to helping students find the major that’s right for them, as well as appointments with a CDC counselor. If I had known of these resources, finding my major would have been much simpler.

About the Author ()

Hello everyone! My name is Ally Bernard and I am from Spencer, Ma. I am a senior Management Engineering major with an Operations Management concentration. In addition to being a Peer Advisor at the CDC, I am involved in my sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta, the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Student Alumni Society, and the 2012 Class Board. I’ll be sharing my jobs search with you with year, including the many things you need to do in preparation.

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