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Are minors important to employers?

Due to the strict program I will be enrolling in during college, it will be difficult for me to fit in a minor. Is getting one worth it? #employer

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Lilia’s Answer

Hi Julia,

Thanks for posing this question! There are not many questions on declaring a minor; you do not hear, "so what's your minor?" very often! As I am sure you know, your major is most important because it gives you the skills for your future career and what your future employers will actually look at.

First, there are some benefits to declaring a minor such as it gives you an opportunity to try something new. It will give you personal fulfillment and enable you to pursue a passion while also fulfilling requirements to officially add the degree when you graduate. Second, along with this added degree, it can give you a leg up and look great on you resume. Depending on the minor, it can put you ahead of others. Therefore, it will add professional enhancement and make you more marketable to potential employers. Make sure to do research on your field and choose the minor accordingly if you want to specialize within a specific sector.

On the other side, minors require time and money. If you are not able to allocate the necessary resources for a minor, you should not worry about declaring a minor. Your bachelor's degree is more valuable, and you should focus on doing well in your program. Also, there are also other options instead of a minor such as getting a certificate or getting work experience through internships to help your resume more marketable to employers.

You will have to examine whether declaring a minor is worth the extra time and money! In the end, make sure to do well in all your classes and focus on your program, and that will be more sought-after for employers. Good luck! minor college-minor advice college

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Beth’s Answer

Julia,
Declaring a minor may not be very important but it could give you an edge over another candidate with a similar major and experience to yours. It's possible that the classes you have already taken have already put you in a position to be just a few credits away from a of a minor. If you are a credit or two away from a minor, and still have electives to take, you just may be able to declare a minor without a huge expense.
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