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1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5123
Perhaps your student has chosen an academic major already, or maybe he or she is coming to the University of Wyoming undecided. We know that at some point in their college career, many students question and/or change their academic major. This is part of your student's development and can be a healthy thing. Your role is crucial, and we want to partner with you in this process for your student's success!
Several factors influence a student's choice of major and eventual career interests. These can include academic abilities, exposure to different occupations, their emerging interests and in some cases future earning potential. Also, the current state of the economy and job market may increase your concerns about the eventual return on your investment in your child's continued education. Here are some ideas to consider with your student, encourage him or her to:
At various times in the college journey, students may feel "stuck" in their major or career options; this is normal. A declining GPA may be due to inadequate study habits, but it may also be related to declining interest in classes, major, and/or inability to connect current coursework to future goals. This may reflect lack of self-awareness, occupational information, or confidence in decision-making skills. Many resources exist for uncovering occupation information, and often talking to a career professional at CACS can help to increase self-awareness, affirm progress, brainstorm additional options, and overcome decision-making hurdles.