As a college student in a very competitive world, having the upper hand is always something that I look for. When I started at University of South Carolina, I was immediately drawn to the international business school. It boasts “#1 in the country” and has some of the best professors in the world. I gave the business school a shot, and very early on, recognized that I had made a mistake.
In the world past college, business and management majors are a dime a dozen, and it’s very hard to get a good, high paying job early on in your career. I had already picked up the applied computing minor, and I really enjoyed my classes associated with it. For as long as I can remember, I have been doing math, English, history, and I was, quite honestly, done with the “same old same old.” Upon arriving at college and starting the applied computer minor, I found something new, and new was great for me. I found a passion that came easy to me, and I remembered what my mother had told me long before I started college, “If you do what you love, you won’t work a day in your life.” I couldn’t agree more and that was when I knew it was time for me to switch majors. I executed the necessary actions and moved onto the next phase of my college career as a computer science major.