It’s been about a month now since I moved back to Plymouth State for my sophomore year! And in that month, things have changed. While I’ve been enjoying my sophomore year thus far, I need to address something pretty big that I took care of early on in the semester.
I’ve changed my major.
Yes, this should come as a surprise to many that were unaware of this. At the end of last semester, I was planned to be an interdisciplinary studies major focusing on Music and Business with the title of the contract being “Music Marketing & Production.” My career goal at the time was to become a producer working in the music industry while also composing and arranging new works and projects. For those who know me, you all know how hard I worked to become a music major in the form I was. And you also knew how much I loved music; whether if you’ve known me just in college or in high school especially.
You all must be asking, “Why did you change your major?” and “What’s your new major?”
Well, the reason I changed my major came from some thoughts I was having at the end of the summer. In August, about a week or so before move-in, when thinking about the semester ahead of me, I was questioning myself if I really had it in me to do all of the tasks I was going to do. Which surprised me given that my work ethic in my first year in my music related courses at PSU seemed to be very strong. I had been practicing and everything over the summer but I found myself in a situation I hadn’t found myself in since high school. So, thinking more in depth, one last question I asked myself was, “Am I enjoying this anymore?” And, to be honest, I didn’t think I was enjoying music as much as I used to. So, when the new semester was young, I talked with my advisors and they supported my decision to change my major.
Now for what my new major is.
Now that I’ve settled in, my new major comes from the College of Business Administration department here at PSU. I am now a Marketing major with my option being in Strategic Marketing. I also have picked up a minor in Communication and Media Studies! I went with this major because it was already in my Interdisciplinary Studies contract in some form as I had to take a few courses found in the Marketing contract. Alongside the fact that I liked the plan of working in the business field, specifically in marketing now, this wasn’t too hard of a decision to make. My overall career goal is still a bit blurry, but I know it’ll figure itself out overtime.
What happens now?
In terms of music, I am not involved with music in any way this semester. I’m taking this semester to get used to my new program and really think about all the options I could have with a degree in Marketing. I don’t think I’ll walk away from music entirely, as I’m considering returning to University Chorale next semester. That’ll be given more thought when the time comes. At most, music will be a hobby of mine from now on. I have nothing against music, all I’ve done is changed my major because I thought I’d be better off in the core business field and not solely in the music business.
I’m sure my life will still be filled with music in some capacity.
The future of this website is currently uncertain. I’ve created a new WordPress website which focuses more towards my personal life while presenting myself in a professional manner. It’s fairly new, so, it doesn’t have as much content as this website at the moment.
Outside of my academic changes, I’ve mentioned already that I’ve been enjoying my sophomore year. It’s been going smoothly and I couldn’t really ask for anything else! I’m looking forward to seeing what lays ahead of me in the near future.
My new website can be found here: stelioseleftheriou.wordpress.com
Thanks for reading!
– Stelios Eleftheriou
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