WEBINAR: Choose Your Major WISELY AND Craft a Compelling “Why Major” Essay

by | Jun 3, 2024

Join us for LifeLaunchr’s insightful webinar on choosing your major wisely and creating a compelling “Why Major” essay for your college applications. Leveraging years of experience with high school and college students, we’ll provide essential resources, strategies, and insights to help you make well-informed decisions about your academic and career future.

Both presenters, Ruth Louden—LifeLaunchr Coach and Career Consultant with years of experience at the University of Toronto—and Venkates “Swami” Swaminathan—LifeLaunchr Founder & CEO—have worked with hundreds of students to help them explore careers, choose majors wisely, and get into their best-fit colleges.

We’ll also discuss how addressing these topics can help you write a powerful “Why Major” essay for each college application. Specificity and purposefulness are crucial to crafting an essay that stands out. You’ll learn how to decode Why Major prompts, use personal insights, and showcase your long-term goals to create a successful application!

Ruth and Swami will equip you with practical knowledge and strategies for choosing a major that aligns with your strengths and goals. You’ll also gain insights into writing a thoughtful and convincing “Why Major” essay, significantly enhancing your college application.

Can’t attend live? No problem! Sign up and receive a recorded copy of the webinar to watch at your convenience.

Choosing a major can be daunting, often triggering anxieties about competitiveness, career paths, earning potential, and even future happiness. In this webinar, we will explore the decision-making process through real-life case studies of students we have worked with. These scenarios will help you understand and navigate common challenges, including:

  • Uncertainty About Career Paths: Learn to explore and identify potential career paths that align with your interests and strengths.
  • Confusion About Pathways from Majors to Careers: Clear up misconceptions and clarify how different majors can lead to various career opportunities.
  • Indecision Among Multiple Options: Discover tips for narrowing down your options to a manageable number of targets
  • Lack of Preparation for an Intended Major: Understand what steps you can take to build a strong foundation for your intended major
  • Hesitancy About the Match Between Personal Strengths and Potential Majors: Discover tools and assessments to help you identify your strengths and find majors that suit you
  • Parental and Peer Pressure: Learn strategies to manage external pressures and make choices that are right for you.
  • Concerns About Lifestyle, Earnings, and Work Environments: Consider practical implications like earnings potential, lifestyle, and preferred work environments to make informed choices
  • Aligning Majors with the Reality of University Competitiveness: Learn how to strategically choose majors that increase your chances of admission to selective colleges


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Venkates Swaminathan

Venkates Swaminathan

Venkates Swaminathan (Swami) is the founder and CEO of LifeLaunchr, the world's first virtual college admissions coaching platform, and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Swami has been an executive in the education and technology industries for over 25 years. He has an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is the father of a child in college, and in his spare time, he is a jazz and Indian classical singer and pianist.

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