Feeling pressure to know what your major will be? Not sure if your resume is competitive for your dream major? Let us help!

Our years of experience have given us a lot of insight… and one HUGE secret we’ve learned is this:

Admissions officers don’t look for well-rounded students — they build well-rounded classes.

Admissions committees want a diverse entering class of students with unique and focused interests.

Think about it – if you’re building a team of superheroes to save the world, you don’t choose team members with the same set of broad skills – you choose each hero for his or her incredibly focused and unique strength. That’s what top colleges do!

So what’s your take-away?

Focus on a few interests and build on them.

It’s more important than ever to find your unique passions and interests early! Your college major will naturally flow out of these. If you’re closer to admissions time, it’s not too late to add a few activities or simply shape your resume to look more focused.

Need help? Check out our Interest Exploration Tools — you’ll be on the path to your most-superhero self in no time!

Suggested Steps for Success

  • Read through our Interest Exploration Tools
  • Choose three tools and use them
  • Track your insights in an “Interests Journal,” on a spreadsheet, or in Evernote