Exploration Leads To a Solid College Major- Unigo Expert Network

I'm having a great time serving on the Unigo Expert Network. This week's question was:

This week's question from Alex R. from Lakewood, NJ asks:

I don't know what I want to major in yet, can that hurt my application? When do I need to pick a major by and how important is choosing the right major for my career?

Exploration leads to a solid college major by Lisa Bain Carlton, College MatchPoint

Students tend to find their majors in a couple of ways. The most common is that they take a course that really sparks their interest in a subject. I encourage students to get to know the professors in these courses. Ask the professor about the field and the emerging trends within it. It is also a good idea to talk with other students in the major. Another path for finding a major is volunteer work or an internship. Real world experience brings the field alive in a way that course work alone cannot.