1. My ideas for my topic from Blog Post One have not changed. I am still interested in writing a final paper centered around the idea of College Majors. I don't want to commit to a more specific topic as of yet, as I am still doing research.
2. Some interesting articles I've found online include an article by Business Insider that lists the most popular Majors of Wall street Professionals. The majority of which are Finance Majors, but there were some interesting Majors included in the article that caught my attention. I've also found several articles by the Princeton Review that discuss the most popular college majors, as well as how they've changed throughout the generations.
3. I have not yet visited the Library to look through books but I plan to do so this week. As far as Scholarly Articles, I've come across several that seem important to include in my paper. One of the questions I've been seeking to answer is how many College Students, on average, change their majors before graduation, and for some, how many times? I good article Scholarly Article I found to address the issue was titled "The Developmental Disconnect in Choosing a Major: Why Institutions Should Prohibit Choice until Second Year". Having read it I think it gives some valuable insight to the topic and would be beneficial to my final paper.
4. I found it interesting that through broad searches on the topics of College Majors, an overwhelming majority of the resources I found centered around the difficulty choosing a major earl yon in college, and how students should not have to so early in their college careers. These were not the results I necessarily expected. I assumed there would be more articles similar to Karen Ho's, discussing the recent loss in diversity of college majors as more and more people go into STEM fields. I think before I conclusively say that I am going to focus on the difficulty of choosing a Major, I'd like to do further research,.
5. Several of the resources I uncovered are attached and discussed within my blog post.
6. The main conflict that seemed to frequently arise was that first year college students are too young to commit to a Major and career path, as I stated above.