I would partially agree with what's been said. If you just take a standard marketing major classes in college it doesn't really prepare you for the real job but it does provide fundamental marketing concepts that are embedded in business world that you would need to know.
What you can do is select your electives with some purpose. So you can research around what aspect of marketing do you want to be involved in and make sure that your electives are focused on that. There's business development, PR, digital marketing, retention marketing, analytics etc. Depending on your preference, you can take classes that equip you better for the real world jobs.
I am a marketing major. There were no specific focus on digital marketing when I was in undergraduate. but now there are. So you can even focus on those niche marketing topics or pair it up with a minor like Statistics or Economics or Behavioral science - that would be a long way in the real world.
Hope this helps.
Parth recommends the following next steps:
- Research different aspects of marketing
- Figure out whether taking focused electives or taking a minor would be helpful.