Navigating higher education can be confusing. I know there are a lot of factors to consider. Talking to a college student can give you valuable insight. When you sit down with a college student, thank them for their time and respect the time that they have. You don’t have to use all these questions. They’re just a good place to start.
If you need help picking the right college, you can check out my infographic, video and article on the topic. Check this out if you’re trying to graduate in 4 years. If you need some insight when it comes to how to plan your classes, there’s an article for that too! If you have any more questions, comments or concerns let me know here!
#1 How long have you been in college?
#2 Why did you come to college in the first place?
#3 Do you think it’s realistic to graduate in 4 years?
#4 If you could start over, would you do anything differently?
#5 What is your major and how many times have you changed it?
#6 What was your main motivation for choosing your current major?
#7 Have you considered doing a double major or a dual degree? Why or why not?
#8 What was your backup major? What appealed to you the most about your backups?
#9 What factors influenced your choice of major the most? The least?
#10 How many student organizations are you a part of? How many of them are related to your major? Did your experience influence your final decision on a major?
#11 Do you know what you want to do after you graduate? How long did it take you to figure it out?
#12 Overall, do you like your classes related to your major? Why or why not?
#13 What has been your experience working with your academic advisers? Have they been helpful?
#14 How often do you meet with your career advisors? Did they influence your field of study? What was your experience working with them?
#15 Have you studied abroad before? How difficult was it to transfer credits or find classes that would work with your degree plan?
#16 Are you planning on going to grad school? Did that influence what degree you’re pursuing now?
#17 Do you think your degree or area of study is an asset in the marketplace right now? Why or why not?
#18 What type of students do think would be most successful in this degree/major? Least successful? Why?
#19 How have you made your academic experience unique?
#20 Did you expect your major to be this easy or difficult? Why or why not?
Here is a PDF of the questions as well!
How many times have you changed your major? How did you ultimately make a decision? Share your experience below! If you have any questions, never hesitate to reach out!