Just to give a little background information I am a first year student enrolled for an Accounting degree. The problem is, I am not liking it very much and ontop of that, it took me this long at the current stage into my life to figure out that such a profession lends heavily on communication and extracirricular involvement. (This is a problem as I am very shy). I have been thinking of other alternative fields and possible lucrative careers that may spark a greater interest as well as mabey escape this involvement issue. Math has always been a very interesting for me and a strength as well so I am looking into possible careers and branches such as Mathematical finance or Actuarial Science. I guess my real question is, should I waste a year of my life switching into mathematical finance (a very narrow and specialized field) or Actuarial Science? The two problems with accounting for me is really the courses. I find most of the Accounting classes very boring and Auditing/taxation class makes me really tired .The second problem I guess is the the fact that employers care more about your involvement and communication skills than your grades. (Is this true for other fields like physics/math if your working in industry?) Should I switch into something more "heavy" on mathematics as I have a greater interest in it? Or just ride it out with this Business Degree. I am kind of in a dilemma at this point so any help will be appreciated. Thanks! How did you guys know what to pursue and follow?