If you really love what you wanna do, you will find ways to make it work for yourself. The common reason why people switch majors is that “they did not do well” or you have a “gut feeling” that this is not your forte. I personally believe that the second reason is more powerful. Follow your instincts! Try out different activities and see for yourself, what you truly enjoy. My question for you is what are your goals? I tend to ask people to break these goals down into three categories: long-term, intermediate, and short-term. By having all these three organized, you have a certain direction in your life and you are not just “wasting” your time. I guess the main pointer I wanted to address is that “not all people who wander are lost.” It’s okay to not know exactly what you want. Just try to soak in diverse experiences.
In regards to your question about improving chances, there are many ways to improve yourself. There is always room for improvement. Here are some tips.
- re-evaluate your goals. make them more solid. Literally, have a piece of paper and look at where you see yourself in 1, 3, 5, and 10 years.
- interact with more students, faculty, and health professionals who work directly or indirectly with pharmacy. Being surrounded with these people tend to help you broaden your perspective of pharmacy and top of that, they might open doors for opportunities for leadership, mentorship, and internship :)
- organize your resume. Or if you haven’t create your resume. This is not only good for job outlook but it is also a great way to assess your work, leadership, and community service experience.
- don’t spread yourself too thin. look at what you currently have on your plate and really start to see the value in all your experiences. For example, you might have been working at a place for a year. Instead of trying to find another job, maybe ask yourself first, “how can I make the best experience out of this job” before quitting and finding a new one. Sometimes, people tend to be impatient and not really see the value in their work and move on to another. I think when you start appreciating the little/simple things behind your experiences, you tend to start to re-energize and get yourself together.
Those are just a few tips. I hope they help. Good luck!