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Why I Chose To Be A Business Major at Florida State University

For some people, choosing their college major is extremely difficult, but thankfully, choosing mine came pretty easily. I competed in the international club DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) throughout high school. DECA is pretty much a club for business geeks, where we took tests and competed by doing role-plays with business professionals. This sparked my interest in marketing and finance. Talking with business professionals and learning how to deal with sales, advertising, and making a good impression on the public reeled me in. I’m a people person, so having a career aimed at working with people suited me. 

Knowing that I wanted to be a business major as early as my sophomore year of high school had a significant impact on my college search. FSU’s business program is one of the best among all public schools in the US and doesn’t have an application process to get into the business school. If you meet the requirements, you’re in. This was an important deciding factor for me because I didn’t want to spend two years grinding to be denied from the college of business and have to change my major.

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Although I applied to schools that had higher-ranked business programs, Florida State always stood out to me. I’m originally from Tampa, so I grew up constantly seeing Seminoles and Gators attire. I always thought I looked good in garnet and gold, but that’s beside the point! Although the campus is nine hours away from my home in North Carolina, it feels like home. Tallahassee is about 30 minutes from the Georgia line and actually has seasons, despite being in Florida! The campus is filled with many brick buildings that make it feel homey.

There is an abundance of rural roads just ten minutes off-campus, and the FSU Reservation and national parks are close. The FSU reservation, also known simply as “The Rez,” is a 73-acre facility on a lake with kayaking, a ropes course, and so many other activities free for students. Being able to have an escape to take my mind off of school and also getting exercise while doing so without being in a crowded gym is an amazing thing.

What made it real for me was that my acceptance to Florida State was the only one that made me cry. I think of it as a wedding dress – you know you have the right one when you bawl your eyes out. 

Many people—especially on TikTok—love poking fun at business majors and consider it one of the easiest majors. Well, until you’ve taken business calculus and two different types of accounting classes, I don’t want to hear it! I also pull all-nighters and rely on crappy energy drinks. Although some courses in my major are difficult, I can’t see myself majoring in anything else as this is where I’m meant to be. Sure, there are other majors that are viewed as harder, but one thing all college students must acknowledge is that it doesn’t matter how “hard” your major is deemed by others; as long as you genuinely enjoy what you’re doing, you’ll excel. 

I’m not exactly sure where I see myself at the end of my college journey, but if there’s one thing at the top of my job bucket list, it’s that I will get to travel, whether it be across the country or to other countries. I haven’t traveled to many places, so that’s something I would love to do before settling down. If this isn’t the case, I would love to work in a big city. The energy in big cities is remarkable, and there are so many people to meet and places to go. Ultimately, there are a lot of jobs that would fit this request, so I’m not sure what career I’ll have one day, but for now, I’m taking it one day at a time.  

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Author: Sami Dietrich

Freshman at Florida State University majoring in marketing and finance.