The first steps to finding the right career fit are often taken while you’re still in school. As soon as you start selecting your elective classes in high school, you are moving towards figuring out what fits you best. For those who stay in school and go to college, the next big step (other than selecting a college) is choosing a major. Choosing a major can be stressful because you’re forced to confront that adult question of what should I do with my life. After all, choosing a major is putting yourself on a specific path…and that path can have a big impact on whatever it is you’ll be doing with your life.
The learning you do on that path can bring your career fit to you by inspiring you to take your life in a certain direction. It’s also possible that you’ll find the background you’re developing from your major is perfect for certain career opportunities – you’ll of course need to weigh whether those opportunities feel like the right fit for you. Your major might even limit your career opportunities (majoring in art might not lead you to that MBA program). Some people have paths mapped out in their heads before college even starts – those people want to choose majors that will best deliver those paths to them.