Should I Change My Major
By Whitney Myers | April 7, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Making the decision on where to attend college is a big deal. Having to choose a major out of over 100 majors and concentrations is an even bigger deal. Then, there is the possibility of declaring a double major or even a minor. With all these options to consider, you have to make the decision about what your primary major will be.
During my junior and senior years of high school, while I was looking at and visiting colleges, I was also considering what my major would be. I just knew I was going to be a pharmacist and after I obtained my degree, my name would read, Whitney Myers, Pharm.D. My parents “saw” me as a pharmacist, and everyone I told my plans to could see me as the same. In March of 2010, I did a small internship with a local pharmacy to get a feel for the business and to make sure that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I had the opportunity to work with the head pharmacist and assist with filling prescriptions. There was no doubt that this was what I wanted to pursue as a career. With my major in mind, I had to decide where to attend college to obtain this degree. I had other schools on my radar, but Campbell University stuck out the most, and I made the decision to apply.
Once I got into the Pre-Pharmacy program and began to take a couple of classes, I started to second guess my decision about becoming a pharmacist. I realized that I wanted to switch to a different career path. With a lot of research, praying, and consulting with my advisor, in March of 2011, I made the decision to change my major to healthcare management within the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. Making this decision was not easy, but once I made it, I stuck with it and I love my program! Currently, I am a senior and will graduate in May of 2014 with my BA in healthcare management. My future plans are to work for a hospital in employee relations in the Human Resources Department. My dream job would be to work for Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio. Cardinal Health is a healthcare company that specializes in distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical products. My dream is to work as a pharmaceutical representative.
Proverbs 16:9 reads, “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” At the beginning of my college career, I had my whole life planned out and I knew exactly what I wanted to do as a pharmacist. I learned that you can always plan ahead of time, but plans will sometimes alter, and your life my take a new path. It is okay to like a major, but you need to love it to want to obtain a career and work with it in the long run.