• Explore Their Path


    Use this blog to learn about students, faculty, staff, and alumni in your majors of interest. Find Your Major Tribe!

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Janelle Nunez, Majoring in History While Pursuing Pre-Med

Check out this video with Janelle Nunez sharing how “really analyzing what makes me happy? and who am I?” helped her decide to major in History while pursuing a Pre-Med path. She also is minoring in Public Service and Community Engagement though she didn’t discuss that in her interview.

Video and interview by Karen Ver Trinidad and Alexander Flores.  Music by Bensound.com

Andrew Luong and Haley Johnson Switched from Science to Business

Check out this video with Andrew Luong and Haley Johnson discussing their decisions to switch to majors in Finance and Accounting after considering the future careers that they wanted to pursue based on their interests.

Video and interview by USF Office of Marketing and Communication.

Danielle Massis, Found Her Major Tribe in Accounting!

Watch Danielle Massis share why she decided to switch her major from Biology to Accounting and describe how she sat in a room with her new Accounting peers and realized, “these are my people!”

This interview with Danielle helped inspire the Explore Their Path blog and suggests how you might use this blog in your exploration process!

 

Video and interview by Karen Ver Trinidad. Music by Bensound.com.

XO Davis, Data Science Major

Name: XO Davis

Major: Data Science

Previous Major: Biology, Chemistry

What attracted  you to your initial major?: My desire to help people in the medical field by making them healthy and happy

What inspired you to change programs?: My performance in the Biology major wasn’t going as well as I would’ve wanted it to so I found it best to think of a new pathway to medical school.

What do you like best about your current major?: I like the flexibility the major offers and how it still gives me the option to have a minor with less stress instead of having a fixed schedule for the next years of college. This offers me the ability to have a bio major if I want to and take the prerequisites for medical school while also having a set major that will offer me a good career in the long run.

What is most challenging about your current major?: I can’t say so far because this is going to be my first semster with the major but if there is going to be a challenge then it will most likely be the intense math.

What sort of internships and career opportunities have your explored?: I have done internships in hospitals for the past 2 summers so that I can get a feel of how it is there and if I would want to still pursue that career.

What sort of extracurricular opportunities have you participated in?: Intramural Basketball, Many Hayes vs Gilson activities, Multiple sorority sport competitions

What sort of resources have helped you with your exploration journey?: CASA

What advice do you have for students exploring majors? If you aren’t really feeling your major by the first semster or you don’t know exactly what you want to do then don’t be stressed about it. In my opinion that is what freshman year is somewhat meant for, to get a feel of multiple majors by talking with friends and upper class men. If you aren’t a freshman then still expoloring your passions is better than sticking to something that you don’t genuinely like or love.

Grace Berg, English and Critical Diversity Studies Major

Read about Grace Berg, English and Critical Diversity Studies major, a campus leader who was featured in USF Magazine speaking about her motivation to graduate from college and fulfill the dreams of her father who was unable to finish high school or go to college.

https://www.usfca.edu/magazine/winter-2018/alumni/fulfilling-her-dads-dreams

Kiana Malimban, Communications Major, PR Minor

Kiana Malimban StudentName: Kiana Malimban

Major(s), Minor(s), Program(s): Communication Studies, Minor in Public Relations

Previous Major (s), Minor(s), Program(s): None

What attracted you to your initial major(s) and minor(s)?:

Communication Studies is very versatile, and I’m an adaptable person. Thus, I think COMS studies was perfect for me!

What inspired you to change programs?:

N/A

What do you like best about your current major(s) and minor(s)?:

The fact I can do pretty much anything in any field with COMS.

What is most challenging about your current major(s) and minor(s)?:

Narrowing down what I want to do after I graduate with a COMS degree.

What sort of internship and career opportunities have you explored?:

Marketing and Special Events.

What sort of extracurricular activities have your participated in?:

N/A

What resources helped you with your exploration journey?:

Career services, LinkedIn, Networking events.

What advice do you have for students exploring majors?

Find something that you’re passionate about and find a career in it.