One of the great things about the Honor Academy, according to Dave Hasz, is that you will be much more mature before you go to college and you will have direction for your life. Because of this, you won’t have to change majors all the time and waste your time in college.
I find this really funny, because its the exact opposite of what happened to me. When I was a junior in highschool, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to major in and the career I wanted to have. But when I went to the HA, I was convinced by the worldchanger rhetoric that I was destined to be a tentmaking missionary in a closed country. So, of course, I went to college and majored in something that would make that happen – namely computer science. I HATED it. I didn’t even finish the first class without dropping it. Then I considered international business (a popular choice for interns). That didn’t work either. Finally, it dawned on me to return to my original passion. The one I had before I even went to the Honor Academy.
So, I switched schools, lost credit hours I had already taken at my first school, and ended up in the exact same place I would have been without the internship. I finished that degree program and ended up in the career I always wanted. (And it has nothing to do with being a tentmaker in a closed country.)
Another inherent problem with his statement is the idea that switching majors is a bad or immature thing. Trying out different things to find out what you like is a normal part of the growth process and is not inherently bad in itself. Prayer and introspection are not necessarily substitutes for actually examining a career path or learning track up close.
Dave often speaks in sweeping generalizations and false dichotomies that just aren’t true.