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Ask an Expert: What Should I Major In?

Ask an Expert: What Should I Major In?

An expert answers tough questions on choosing majors.

By Peter Vogt
Published October 4, 2010
Undecided is Not a Major

Undecided is Not a Major

When it comes to college, undecided is not a major.

By the About USM Team
Published September 2, 2009
Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?

Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?

Many college students ask "how do you plan academics around a career?"

By Peter Vogt, Monster Career Coach
Published February 24, 2015
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 ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published March 5, 2009
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 ...

By Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach
Published March 5, 2009
Ask an Expert: What If I Changed My Mind?

Ask an Expert: What If I Changed My Mind?

Expert advice on changing your major.

By Peter Vogt
Published October 4, 2010
What Does Liberal Arts Mean?

What Does Liberal Arts Mean?

Find out what does liberal arts mean.

By Emilie Le Beau
Published March 9, 2009
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. ...

By Roxana Hadad and Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published February 25, 2015
Double Majors Do Double Duty

Double Majors Do Double Duty

Will a double major degree help you in the workforce?

By Elisa Kronish
Published March 4, 2009
Career Decision-Making Traps

Career Decision-Making Traps

Avoid these common pitfalls as you decide which major and career to choose.

By Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach
Published March 6, 2009
So Whose Life Is It?

So Whose Life Is It?

Don't listen to your parents (one of the few times you shouldn't) -- pick your own career.

By Barbara Reinhold
Published March 19, 2009
Why I Want an English Degree

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 ...

Published June 5, 2007
Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

Deciding on a major doesn't have to be stressful -- here's why.

By Dr. Uma Gupta
Published February 24, 2015
Seven Tips for Getting Your Money's Worth Out of College

Seven Tips for Getting Your Money's Worth Out of College

An insider lets you in on these seven tips for hetting your money’s worth out of college.

By Dr. Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S Hyman
Published March 11, 2009
Accelerated Hybrid Class: A Saner Option

Accelerated Hybrid Class: A Saner Option

Why an accelerated hybrid class is a saner option for nontraditional students.

By Lisa Hardman
Published October 31, 2007
Making Plans to Move Majors

Making Plans to Move Majors

You’re bored in your classes. You’re not doing well. You realize that when you were a freshman, you had no idea what you were doing. All signs point to one solution: ...

By Chris Diehl
Published February 24, 2015
Jobs Influencing Students Choice of Major

Jobs Influencing Students Choice of Major

Since the beginning of school students are told they can grow up to be whatever they wanted to be. While that is still the case, something is changing that is having ...

Published February 26, 2015
School of Style

School of Style

There’s a new school in season and it’s got a big name backing it.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 20, 2013
When Passion & Skills Don’t Match

When Passion & Skills Don’t Match

Sure, it'd be nice if everyone's career path was simple - but that's not the way it works. So why don't colleges stop acting like it works that way?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 13, 2017
Your Game Plan: 5 Ways to Graduate in Four Years

Your Game Plan: 5 Ways to Graduate in Four Years

Save money on college costs with this four-year graduation plan.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 19, 2015