To effectively choose a major or career, you should have a good understanding about who you are and what is important to you. While this may sound like a big task, it is actually not all that difficult once broken down into small pieces.

The unique personal characteristics that are most important to consider when choosing a major are: personality, values, skills, interests, life experiences and needs. Once you identify those characteristics, the next step will be to explore majors and careers, keeping in mind the characteristics that are most important to you.

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