Helping the Undecided Decide and Stay on Path

In a given month, hundreds of first-year students flock to the career services center inside Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), seeking support in their pursuit to find a career path aligned with their interests.

Across American colleges and universities, of course, such “undecideds” — students uncertain about their majors and without specific career plans — are hardly a new or unique phenomenon. But the uncertain status carries far more severe consequences for community and technical college students than for their counterparts at four-year institutions, where students have a couple of years to figure out a course of study.

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