Below you will find tips, plus sample answers, for responding to the common interview question "Why did you choose your major?"
Explain how your major lines up with your career goals. Then talk about how your time in school will help you on the job.
Well, I really wanted to get involved in writing full-length articles and editing online copy, so I thought English would put me on the right career path. I studied the principles of journalism in college as well, and got a lot experience revising other students' writing. I think my experience really gave me a head start going into a career as a copywriter.
The interviewer wants to see how much thought you put into choosing your college major, as well as your future career.
I've always been good at crunching numbers, documentation, and analyzing costs, so majoring in accounting and finance was a no-brainer. I knew it was the right decision from day one. My coursework really went beyond the textbook and taught me about the inner workings of a business. I feel comfortable stepping into a company, analyzing numbers, and providing financial reports.