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How fast is it to get a good job after majoring in something in college?

Asked Prospect, Kentucky

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Amelia’s Answer

Updated Boston, Massachusetts

Great question! It really depends on what you major on in college. Different industries hire at different times of the year. I went into consulting so the recruiting process was mostly done in September so I had an offer by the second week of October. In comparison, my friend was looking for a marketing job and she did not find something until May. If I was you, I would ask students who are a year or two older what jobs they applied for and how the recruiting process worked. This not only helps you prepare for interviews but also gives you an idea when you can expect to have a job.

Amelia recommends the following next steps:

  • Talk to older students
  • Make a list of potential jobs

Douglas’s Answer

Updated Easton, Massachusetts

It all depends on what you major in. Engineers typically have a job before graduation.