My Graduation Year Of College Essay

1005 Words Dec 6th, 2016 5 Pages
History majors have become somewhat of a joke these days in regards to economic and job security. However, being a history major has plenty of upsides and many people do not see the bigger picture when deciding what major they want to be. As I entered my freshman year of college, I came in as a chemistry major with a secondary education track to teach chemistry in high schools. I thought that’s what I should do even though history was always my first love. My mom, however, told me that I’d never find a job after college just being a history major. After actually going through my first semester, and seeing the struggles that I endured as a chemistry student, my mom finally relented and let me switch my major. I was nervous at first and I had some fears that influenced my actions and decisions the second semester of my freshman year. I was afraid that I would not be good enough to be a history and I thought that I’d have to work even harder and try to catch up to students who had a semester to be history majors. I realize now that the pressure that I put myself through was misguided because I realized the history majors that I looked up to were struggling in the same classes that I was taking. In Dr. Hinshaw’s American history from 1865 class, I found my stride and I was able to participate frequently enough because I was reading and studying enough to participate to make an impression. I was even tutoring a few kids on the side for fun. It was through this first semester as…

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