Category Archives: College Majors

Computer science, meet humanities

“Computing has become a necessary skill for a student’s career, regardless of major…Some academics in the humanities see such integration as a way to bring in students who are drawn to such disciplines but feel they need computing skills for … Continue reading

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Can’t Decide on a Major?

Academic summer programs on college campuses let students test-drive majors. Consider programs carefully, though. For colleges they are “a marketing tool and a revenue stream.” And while a summer program “does enhance a student’s application, colleges do not give preference … Continue reading

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Choosing a Practical Major

Are you feeling like you have to major in something “practical” in college? Don’t. “Any definition of the practical that fails to take into account an individual’s interests, demonstrable aptitude, or current state of personal development will tend to undermine … Continue reading

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Does the College Major Matter?

“The economy is changing at warp speed. Rather than recommend majors of the future, here are four activities to help develop the skills necessary to succeed in the work force of tomorrow. If you focus on these activities, the majors … Continue reading

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Do Employers Endorse Liberal Arts?

A survey of 700 employers busts the myth that they shun liberal arts majors: “Employers are fully endorsing the liberal arts as the best approach to learning at the college level, and they are encouraging students to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Workplace: Value of Creativity

There is a major disconnect between how creativity is valued in society and the career advice we give our children. This interesting article explores how arts education not only teaches creativity, but how it has the capacity to teach countless other … Continue reading

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Purpose of College?

What is a university education for? Is it to make sure students have a job after graduation? Or is the point to give students a broad and deep education rich in humanities with opportunities to think and write critically? Can a college education … Continue reading

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Liberal Arts Education & Careers

The former CEO of Proctor & Gamble offers career advice: pursue a liberal arts education. For most people, it’s the best foundation for a successful career.‎ “By studying art, science, the humanities, social science, and languages, the mind develops the … Continue reading

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Don’t Feel Locked In By Your Major

Some majors are obviously preparatory for a particular type of career, for example, engineering or nursing. In practice, however, careers change and evolve from the initial post-college job in ways that aren’t predictable, even for those students who have a … Continue reading

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Value of a Liberal Arts Education

Here is a short (8 min) podcast about the relevance of a liberal arts education in today’s global economy. The president of Macalester College articulates the connection between a liberal arts education and the skills many leaders seek in employees. … Continue reading

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