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.


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Meet Whitney Myers


Whitney Myers

Major

Health Care Management

Year

Senior

Hometown

Charlotte, NC

My Story

I am a student who is truly Campbell proud. As a healthcare management major and a senior, I am elated to call Campbell my “home away from home.”

When I first entered Campbell, I was originally a pre-pharmacy major. I later changed my major to healthcare management within the School of Business. One of the deciding factors when choosing a college was effective job placement and how well the school assists graduating seniors with finding jobs. When I spoke with friends and professors, I noted that they were able to list numerous opportunities available to students upon graduation.  

I am a resident assistant, a student ambassador in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and a student mentor in the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. I love meeting and interacting with new people and with these experiences, I have been able to do just that. Campbell makes it possible to target your interests and put them into action with jobs, academic/social clubs, and functions on campus and in the community.

One of my favorite activities on campus is attending the weekly events sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. I also attend Campus Worship on Sundays. There are many ways to get involved at Campbell, and I encourage everyone to reach out, make themselves known, and find things that they will be happy to be a part of.

I hope to “CU” in the Creek soon!

Disclaimer: The views and opinions of the blogger on this page are their own. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Campbell University Undergraduate Admissions Office.

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