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    Your College Major Match

    Your College Major Match
    Quit worrying. You’ll find a major that works for you—even if it takes a while. Undergraduate degrees can be specific and hard to select. Brown University in Rhode Island has more than 100 majors. The University of Iowa-Iowa City offers about 105, and undergrads at the University of Florida-Gainesville can choose among 110 majors. Undecided is OK So many choices can ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +69
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    Look Forward to Smelling the Roses

    Look Forward to Smelling the Roses
    One morning, a credit card in hand (and Handel’s “Halleluiah Chorus” playing in my mind), I gleefully clicked the ”Submit” button for my Common Application. After I paid the application fees and filled out the school transcript forms, I was finished with the whole process. The thing I was wondering about ever since I was six had reached its completion. As ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Ask an Expert: What Should I Major In?

    Ask an Expert: What Should I Major In?
    I'm a college student in my second semester and I still can't decide what I want to major in. My major is currently "undecided." I want to choose a major that I will enjoy years later, and in which there will be job openings by the time I graduate. Answer: You aren't alone in not knowing what to major in. In ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +29
  • -32

    Undecided is Not a Major

    Undecided is Not a Major
    Ready to head off to college? Ready to be independent? Looking for some fun: football games, meeting new friends, parties, maybe pledging, certainly dating? It’s going to be exciting, challenging and mind expanding. Oh, and by the way, have you decided in what you are going to major? Any idea what courses you want to take; where they will lead; what ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -32
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    Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?

    Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?
    Will a business degree get me a job? And if so, what types of business degrees should I look into? Answer: No degree will get you a job all by itself. It will most certainly HELP you get a job; it just won't GUARANTEE you a job. If you're already in college -- or you soon will be -- this is ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Ten Majors that Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

    Ten Majors that Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago
    Want to try something new? Really new? That list of majors in the course catalog isn’t static. As technology advances and business evolves, fields of study that weren’t imagined or that may have been limited to a few specialized classes emerge as full-blown majors. Check out these 10 fields of study that hardly existed a decade ago. 1. New Media Online ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
  • +47

    Does Your Minor Matter?

    Does Your Minor Matter?
    Many students spend so much energy deciding on college majors that they sometimes overlook a related – and sometimes equally important – question: What minor, if any, should you choose? As with so many career issues you'll face during the college years, there is no straightforward correct answer. Insofar as prospective employers are concerned, it all depends. But one thing is ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +47
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    Ask an Expert: What If I Changed My Mind?

    Ask an Expert: What If I Changed My Mind?
    I will be graduating next year with an education degree. However, I've realized that I'm not interested in teaching in a classroom, and I'm more interested in the corporate world. If I want a job other than teaching, do I have to go back and get a different degree, or can I work with what I have? Answer: You can do ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +22
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    What Does Liberal Arts Mean?

    What Does Liberal Arts Mean?
    Insects and people. Crop sciences. Cinema studies. What do these things have in common? All are classes taught in liberal arts and sciences colleges. Many students aren’t clear about the liberal arts and sciences—and why majoring in liberal arts may be advantageous to their careers. Most universities have a college of liberal arts and sciences that offer a wide range of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Choosing a Major That's Perfect for You

    Choosing a Major That's Perfect for You
    "What's your major?" No question causes college students so much angst. But this doesn't have to be the case. Take the right steps to select the major that fits your goals. Take Your Time—But Start Now "The first piece of advice I'd give any undecided student is to relax, " says Mary Schilling, director of Career Services at the College of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +24
  • +99

    Double Majors Do Double Duty

    Double Majors Do Double Duty
    Many college students choose a major simply because it interests them. Others decide on a major that will guide them toward a specific career. But what if you want to do more? Depending on your school, you may have more options than you think. Adding a minor or a double or dual major can enhance your academic experience and give you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +99
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    Career Decision-Making Traps

    Career Decision-Making Traps
    Deborah Schneider spent far more time researching the $15,000 car she once bought than she did on a slightly larger purchase -- her $90,000 law degree. "Years later, I realized how common that is," says Schneider, who coauthored Should You Really Be a Lawyer? with Gary Belsky and produces its accompanying Web site. "Each year, many college students spend more time ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    College Career Centers Provide More than Jobs

    College Career Centers Provide More than Jobs
    You may think your school's career center is only for senior year. But throughout college the career center can help you choose a major, secure a summer internship or find a job after graduation. Explore Majors and Careers "We help people look at themselves," says Jennifer Kimbarovsky, career counselor at Northwestern University's career development center. "We want to help students ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    So Whose Life Is It?

    So Whose Life Is It?
    Parents pay a lot for their children's college educations, and so they often feel they ought to help select their children's occupations. Sometimes it's subtle, and sometimes it's in-your-face coercion. In my experience, arranged careers almost never work out. If you're going into accounting, consulting or law school because your folks think that would be great for you rather than because ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Why I Want an English Degree

    Clinging to the narrow railing, I eagerly waited for my turn to mount the remaining steps of the dilapidated book mobile. My seven-year-old eyes scanned the narrow shelves lining the trailer looking for the perfect book to borrow. As I glanced around, my eye was drawn to one particular book. Propped up in the back window and illuminated by a single ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Unusual College Majors

    “I didn’t know you could major in that!” With so many new and unusual undergraduate majors at colleges and universities across the country, today’s students have more options than ever. Fans of the outdoor life can major in adventure recreation at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. Students with this major can also gain professional certification in areas such as ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Seven Tips for Getting Your Money's Worth Out of College

    Seven Tips for Getting Your Money's Worth Out of College
    College education is one of the single biggest purchases that you’ll ever make. And yet, the average consumer knows more about buying a car or a washing machine. Why not get the most for your money? 1. Go see the prof. You might think that lectures and discussions are the main part of the college class. And you’d be right. But ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +21

    Course Selection: Myths and Realities

    Course Selection: Myths and Realities
    When I pictured college, I thought of hardcover textbooks, highlighters, gallons of coffee and living in the library. In my undergraduate years, I personally have yet to experience this. (But for the record, my friend in law school experiences all of the above!) I pictured college being so academically driven, I would be spending time with nothing other than class material. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Accelerated Hybrid Class: A Saner Option

    Accelerated Hybrid Class: A Saner Option
    Last year at this time, I had just completed my first semester back in college after an eighteen-year break. I was worn down after a demanding holiday season coupled with a pressure-filled finals week. Although I survived the experience intact, I wondered if there might be an easier, less stressful way to do fall semester in the future. Fortunately, I discovered ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +17
  • +20

    There's Nothing Minor About It

    There's Nothing Minor About It
    At Hofstra, the curriculum for the School of Communication requires that you must hold a minor in the liberal arts. Many of my peers aren't too pleased with this facet of the course selection, but I've found that it's been very useful to me. At the beginning, I had a lot of options. I considered French, but I knew that once ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +20
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