Topics to include (and questions to answer).
1. Your major in college.
2. What do you plan to do for a profession or job?
What is your plan for achieving your goals (and how does a college education fit in)? Have you read "help wanted" ads in your field to see if there are jobs open in your field of interest?
Why are you attending this university? Are you attending the university for personal enrichment (to acquire an appreciation of arts and sciences or world culture, to satisfy intellectual curiosity, etc.), to qualify for a better job, to meet others of similar interest, to obey or please parents, a combination of these or other motives?
Hint: You might want to keep this essay or at least the information in it when you next visit your departmentís counselor. That person can give advice on what courses are required for a major, but may also be able to tell you if the major qualifies you for a particular occupation.