Episode 21: My Journey to Change My Major

      Season 2 - Episode 21
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April 5, 2019 p>

Name: Emily Flinchpaugh

Hometown: Katy, Texas

Major: Marketing

Have you ever questioned your major?  Are you energized by new and exciting areas that are different from your current academic pursuits?  Listen to Emily as she shares her story about changing her major and how looking at the big picture helped her discover what she wanted to pursue.

Interest in Business:

  • Was not fulfilled as a pre-med student
  • Worked at an apartment complex nearby
  • Handled the business side such as marketing and social media and really enjoyed it

Study strategies:

  • Review material you learn in class at the end of the day
    • Helps solidify information
  • Space out your study schedule for tests
    • Prepare a week in advance so you don’t feel overwhelmed when test day comes around

Study routine:

  • Fill in notes that professor provides
  • Handwrite notes after every class
  • Rework practice problems on your own

Morning routine:

  • Start of day with coffee
  • Eat a good breakfast

On-campus study spots:

Off-campus study spots:

Coffee order:

Caramel macchiato

Overcoming challenge:

  • Starting off as a BioChem major
  • Questioned if she wanted to dedicate life to this
  • Accepting this and coming to terms with this was difficult

Campus Involvement:

Time-management tool:

  • Planner: includes everything from homework, study time, and down time
  • Pomodoro technique
  • Customize your study time: 35 min of studying, 5-minute break

Advice to freshman year self:

Important to get involved

  • Live in the moment, college flies by
  • Seize every opportunity
  • Have your priorities straight, but don’t be afraid to try new things

Baylor resources:

  • Baylor faculty
    • Easy to get in contact with you and office hours
  • Academic advising
    • Incredibly helpful when switching majors

Study breaks:

  • Exercising
  • Cooking
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Reading for fun:
    • Single, Dating, Engaged, Married by Ben Stewart

Hopes beyond Baylor:

  • Work in Marketing
    • Product development and brand development
  • Start own business
  • Have a family and serving others