Quiz: Plan your perfect summer day and we’ll decide a major for you

Hannah Cooper/Senior Staff

Let’s face it — picking a major fresh out of high school can feel like a pretty arbitrary choice. As clueless freshmen, how are we supposed to know what we want to study and do with the rest of our lives? And even when we do pick, it’s easy to doubt our choices. Luckily for you, the Clog can help. Design your ideal summer day, and we’ll tell you what major you should declare this year.

  1. What’s the weather like on your perfect summer day?
    1. Sunny, warm, with a few fluffy clouds
    2. Tropical thunderstorms — lightning is preferable!
    3. Overcast with a windchill — who wants to melt in the sun?
    4. Anything over 90 degrees
    5. Who cares? I wasn’t planning on going outside anyway
  2. You’re headed to summer camp! What kind of camp are you going to?
    1. Art camp! I love making things!
    2. Sports camp! Anything with running and competition sounds good to me
    3. Mountain camp! Lots of hiking and hanging around outside
    4. Debate camp! Nothing like a good old Lincoln-Douglas
    5. Robotics camp! Wires! Metal! Awesome!
  3. Which summer hit is blasting on your radio?
    1. “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey
    2. “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons
    3. “Never Be the Same” by Camila Cabello
    4. “This is America” by Childish Gambino
    5. “Wait” by Maroon 5
  4. What’s in your lunchbox this summer?
    1. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich
    2. Macaroni and cheese
    3. A salad with vegan dressing
    4. A burrito
    5. Cold pizza
  5. What are you doing when camp is over?
    1. Going to the beach or pool
    2. Browsing around the internet
    3. Going for a nature walk
    4. Reading a book
    5. Taking a nap
  6. What’s your favorite summer snack?
    1. Watermelon
    2. Chips and guac
    3. Acai bowls
    4. Hot Cheetos
    5. Popcorn
  7. Time to go to a movie. What summer blockbuster are you going to see?
    1. “Avengers: Infinity War”
    2. “Incredibles 2”
    3. “Ocean’s 8”
    4. “RBG”
    5. “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
  8. How do you spend your summer nights?
    1. Building a bonfire with friends
    2. Getting ahead on next year’s reading list
    3. Camping under the stars
    4. Watching the nightly news
    5. Playing Fornite all night long
    1. You should major in media studies! You’re clearly someone who knows what’s what.
    2. You should apply to Haas! You’re business-savvy with the mentality of winning. You probably already have a job at a Big Four company.
    3. You should pick any major in the College of Natural Resources. You love nature, and we love you for that. You know how to separate your garbage and what counts as landfill, compost and recyclables — a true genius.
    4. You should major in political science! You’re the best argumentative person anyone has ever met. You can drag on a small question about the weather into a whole debate about why communism is essential.
    5. You should major in computer science! You smell a little, but everyone has respect for you. We can’t wait until you’re signing our checks! When you create another AI, make sure it’s not creepy like Sophia, please.

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