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If you don't have a career path set in stone yet what is the safest college education that can be used the most in getting a job?


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Waleed’s Answer

I would strongly recommend taking common pre requisites for STEM majors (introduction to chemistry, calculus, etc.) because these classes translate to pretty much all STEM majors. It is also harder to try to pursue a STEM major if you don't take these classes as an underclassmen.

If you know that you do not want to pursue a STEM major, I would strongly recommend pursuing a business major. Business curriculums offer a lot of opportunities for professional development, such as resume workshops, which will help in pursuing pretty much any profession. A BSBA or BBA also makes it possible to work in pretty much any industry. Unlike STEM majors, business majors also reduce the need to pursue an MBA because their experiences and coursework correspond to business careers.

Another category of majors that has huge job outlook are communications majors. They are in high demand as the modes and quantity of communication are rapidly advancing in society. Furthermore, they also improve your written and oral communication skills. Both of which are highly sought after but not possessed by the vast majority of people.

Bottom line, choose the classes you take and the major you pursue based on your interests. Interests develop into passions and passions define career success.

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Ramona’s Answer

Great question! College is an opportunity to get exposure to many different topics, and perhaps some you were never exposed to. College can be a great time to explore these new and unknown areas. As you are starting off, the general education classes are great start to give you a rounded foundation. From there, pursuing areas that interest you and working with professors you align with, can help get a plan in place for sophmore year. By end of sophmore year, you usually will select a major. If you are still on the fence about a career choice, I suggest pursuing two areas: one as a minor and one as a major to focus on. I was in a similar situation ...I followed my dream to study international relations, but with no job prospects at the time, continued on to Grad school to get an MBA. Both served me well in my career that started with International Finance, for some time I worked abroad, and now I'm more domestic focused. College is one of those stepping stones on a path, but there are many paths to take along the way. Good luck!

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Krishna’s Answer

Hi Alec,

Great questions! College is a difficult time and many students don't know what they want to major in at such a young age. I personally think a business degree is the most broad, general degree you can get that will give you the most amount of job opportunities when you graduate. First year business courses are pretty general and as you get older, you can choose what to concentrate in (finance, marketing, international business, etc.). A business degree will allow you to work in nearly any industry you wish post-grad. It is a great option for those who are unsure what they want to do in the future.

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Bruce’s Answer

My advice would be to get exposure to as many types of courses as possible early in your college career, including business, communications, psychology, and philosophy for instance. Focus then on what comes naturally. Many jobs don't require a specific degree. They are looking for a successful ambitious student

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