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December 6, 2013 at 11:55 am

Where Do You Belong?

By Olivia Morrissey

If you haven’t heard this question yet, you will.

“So, what’s your major?”

Whether you’ve known the answer to such inquiries since high school or you’re still uncertain, knowing the school of study that fits your interests can be helpful in finding not only a career path, but friends to share it with. Marquette has seven undergraduate colleges on campus and more than 150 majors and minors. We’ve narrowed down the choices into a few questions to help you determine which college best fits you.

  • If you could share a Sobelman’s burger and fries with any celebrity, who would it be?
    • Oprah Winfrey [A]
    • J.K. Rowling [B]
    • Steven Spielberg [C]
    • Blake Mycoskie (founder of TOMS) [D]
  • It’s a Sunday afternoon, and you’re done with homework. What do you do with your free time?
    • Read a book [A]
    • Pick up a couple extra hours at work [B]
    • Make plans with friends [C]
    • Pick up some extra hours at the Tutoring Center [D]
  • Netflix night in! What movie do you request?
    • An indie film festival winner [A]
    • Thank You for Smoking [B]
    • A sci-fi flick [C]
    • A dramatic documentary highlighting a social issue [D]
  • What magazine would you pick up on your way home from school?
    • The Marquette Journal, of course! I ♥ Student Media! [A]
    • Time [B]
    • Popular Mechanics [C]
    • National Geographic [D]
  • Dress well, test well: What do you wear to class?
    • Ponchos, trenchcoats: I’m up on the latest trends [A]
    • Dress slacks or pencil skirt and blouse: I dress for success every day [B]
    • Sweats: I’m all about the comfort of yoga pants and a sweatshirt [C]
    • Jeans and a T-shirt: Comfy casual [D]
  • Where do you study most on campus?
    • Johnston Hall’s jPad [A]
    • Memorial Library [B]
    • Engineering Hall [C]
    • With friends in Marquette Place [D]

Mostly A’s: COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

You are creative, artistic and inquisitive. You are social and well-informed of the latest issues occurring around you. You would rather create multimedia projects or work in Student Media than spend hours in the library studying for a cumulative exam. Consider a major in digital media, advertising, journalism, theatre arts or corporate communication.

Mostly B’s: COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

You are free-thinking, determined and career-minded. You are interested in understanding and participating in the behind-the-scenes work of successful companies and may even hope to run one someday. Consider a major in marketing, accounting, finance, human resources, entrepreneurship or business administration.

Mostly C’s: COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

You are an abstract thinker and interested in how things work. You are willing to put in long hours building machines and working in a co-op to get the most out of your education. Consider a major in biomedical, civil, electrical or environmental engineering.

Mostly D’s: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION or COLLEGE OF NURSING or COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

You love being around people. You enjoy helping others and are interested in bringing about social justice and individual well-being. You are not afraid of a heavy course load — think organic chemistry or cell biology — because of your dedication to directly helping those in need. Consider a major in nursing, elementary/middle or middle/secondary education, or athletic training.

Mix of A’s, B’s, C’s and D’s: COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

You are open-minded, creative and inquisitive. Your interests are varied and you excel at many subjects, like foreign languages, history or the sciences. Consider majors such as history, psychology, political science, chemistry or anthropology.