Choosing a MajorConsiderations
A major in college is significant, but your life does not depend on it. You can find success in a wide range of careers and industries, regardless of your major. For some careers, a specific major is vitally important, i.e., accounting, engineering and medicine. If you pursue a career in business, a business degree will be more helpful and impressive to prospective employers, but you are not eliminated from consideration with a major in general liberal arts.
Choosing the right major might mean that you will get more from your college experience, and that you can avoid additional training or education later on. So there are real benefits to selecting a major.
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Your choice of career and success in life are not necessarily dependent upon a certain major. Employers are looking for transferable skills that are developed across a broad range of studies:
- Verbal and written communications
- Problem solving and critical thinking
- Relating to and understanding people
- Strong work ethic
- Integrity and reliability
If you leave college with these, you’ll be well-prepared to enter the job market, regardless of your major.