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Hey, I'm Austin, and I'm currently a freshman here at Butler! I'm an ENTJ, a travel junkie, and an entrepreneur. I'm an Alpha Kappa Psi brother & True Blue Mentor, as well as being a part of Entrepreneurship & Innovation club, the volunteer center, and a student production crew member at the brand new Schrott Center. I also am a part of the student-run business, the Butler Bed Buddy. I'm always looking for something to get involved with on campus as well. Go Dawgs!

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Picking My Major

When I came to Butler, I, like most ignorant freshman, thought I had decided what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I came to Butler set on majoring in some sort of business, yet I didn’t know exactly what concentration. While I have enjoyed my time as a part of the College of Business, I have found myself exploring other areas through research and experiences within my classes lately. I know I would be good at business, but I had no clue if I would remotely be good at anything else, which is ultimately why I chose to come into Butler as a business exploratory student. This is similar to an undeclared / exploratory major, but you are focused within the College of Business and don’t explore other classes / courses of study. This is good for most people I’ve met, but if I had one recommendation for incoming students it would be this:

Come into Butler as a regular exploratory student and explore your options.

Lately, I have been exploring the option of majoring Management Information Systems (MIS for short) and even Computer Science. While I don’t know much about either program, I have found myself in a dilemma of thinking I would prefer majoring in Computer Science over MIS, but I don’t want to jump to conclusions. I believe I have decided that I’m going to sit in a Computer Science class before the end of the year is over and even speak with the department head about taking an introductory course next semester. My advice for anyone coming into Butler would be to not limit yourself – I thought I would do business the rest of my life, but I have recently found other things I’ve been interested in.

Ultimately, you should explore all options before it’s too late. I’m glad I decided this at the end of my freshman year before it’s too late, so I definitely recommend exploring everything – even majors not within whatever specific college you plan on majoring within.

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