By Maddy Pettit
When I was in high school, and going on college visits with my parents, I became fixed on two very different schools: the University of Iowa, a large research institution, and Loras College, a small private school. I remember telling my mom how I was leaning towards the smaller school because I wanted an intimate community feeling. My mom, however, had a different view. She kept pushing me to look closer at the University of Iowa. With a larger university, if I wanted to change my major once, twice… or even three times… it would be far easier to do so with so many majors to choose from. But no, I told her, I already know what I want to do for the rest of my life!
The funny thing about college, or life in general, is that you may think you know what you want to do, but new experiences will change your mind. That happened to me—and most people I know—several times.