Madeline Wilson – 2014 MyMajors Intern
Welcome our new class of 2014 Interns to MyMajors.
Madeline is a Senior at Stone Bridge High School:
- Name: Madeline Wilson
American Red Cross Club, currently job searching
- Dream Job:
Marine Biologist (specifically with Manta Rays)
- Intended Major:
- College List:
University of Mary Washington, College of William and Mary, George Mason University
- Favorite Holiday:
- Favorite Food:
Salmon and Mashed Potatoes
- If you could take one item on an island by yourself, what would it be?:
- Super Power:
A little more about Madeline…
Although it may seem pretty scary, college and career searching is actually a really good way to find out who you are and who you want to be! I must have gone through at least 10 different majors before I picked one, and that’s the best part; you can research and try out things without the commitment. An easy way to begin your major search is to make a list of things you enjoy doing.
I love interacting with animals, so I chose Biology as my major, but I also love piecing together facts and history, so I chose Anthropology. College searching was super cool, because I spent my spring break touring colleges all over my state to pick and choose what parts of each college I liked and disliked to give me a better idea of what I’m looking for in a school. Since there are so many different types of schools in so many different places, it’s a good idea to make a checklist of things you do and don’t like, then use that to determine what schools you’re interested in. My ideal college is in/near a big city, has a meduim-large student body, has a football team, and has my selected majors.
Though you may think you know exactly what you want, it’s a good idea to visit colleges that are different from what you’re interested to make sure you know what you want. What you discover during your college searching may surprise you.
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