Once entering my freshman year I declared my major as “general business”. With a general business degree you have the ability to receive a taste of everything. Some simple examples include marketing, management, accounting, or even entrepreneurship. The downside was not being able specialized in one single aspect. But within this major I found my true self. I found entrepreneurship. This aspect fit my lifestyle, ideas, and hopefully future! Ever since I was younger I always wanted to part take in having my own business, but my family wasn’t about the entrepreneur life. My family always took a more conservative route or the plan route. This route was declaring a major, going four years, and getting a job. I was the youngest of my family and both my sisters did “the plan”. Over the past years I had a list of ideas that were possible entrepreneur quality but with school and athletics I was too busy. My final year in school I finally took a step forward with just one of my ideas. This idea is called AdFinder. AdFinder is all about connecting advertising sellers and advertising buyers. How cool would it be to know the availability or price of advertising space at the cinema down the street? There is currently no marketplace in the US for companies to find ad space. Many businesses don’t even know how to advertise other than using Facebook or junk emails. These days you are able to buy anything on a marketplace, whether its plane tickets, cars, or shoes. Finding Advertising space is done by calling, research, sales reps, more calling, and even more research, So what does AdFinder bring? AdFinder will bring every advertising opportunity available near you. With our searchability and filters it allows you to find the perfect ad space. Filter by location, price, target market, statistics, or more. Our company is set to save time for advertising sellers yet increase the chances of their ad space being filled, ultimately generating them revenue. We also save time for the buyer with an easy to use interface, all the research, and a possible online connection to promote their company. There are many more features to cover but this is just the gist of AdFinder. We are already in contact with advertising companies! Luckily I’m fortunate enough to have my roommate major in computer science. He loved the idea so much he wanted to join. We are planning to have the website launched within months! If you own a business, work at an ad agency, or if you’re marketer then AdFinder will be very beneficial to you.
Once you begin your junior year of high school most begin to think about college. Although picking your college is difficult (blog post 1) picking what your major is even more problematic. Why? Because picking your major is ultimately indicating what you are doing for your life! It is unbelievable to think that many people in college choose their major as juniors or seniors in high school. At that young age you are selecting what you want to do in life?! Yes, many people change their major during college, which is a hassle, but it is a vital part of your life! With hundreds of majors out there how do you know which one is for you? You must ask yourself what do you enjoy in life the most? Is it helping people? Is it cars? Is it video games? Science? Or is it inventing something? Throughout high school I was always into cars and business. So my dream was to own my own exotic car dealership. I ended up majoring in general business because I enjoyed all areas of business. With this major I can ultimately own my car dealership if wanted to. Now that I am a senior in college do I still want that exotic car dealership? No, but I wouldn’t mind owning one! The point I am bringing across is that choosing a major is a very important detail in your life. It takes years to discover what you truly want to do and it takes college time to understand who you are. Many students just pick a major to pick and get it over with. Take time because that major that you “just picked” costs around or more than $100,000. The best way to determine your major is by first picking your likes and dislikes. (Those likes that will change over the year can be dismissed!) Next you will want to picture who you are in the future and what you want! These are some great points I wish I had focused on when I was younger.