CareerCast Report Names Best College Majors

There are many factors one must consider when choosing a college major. Some of these factors include income potential, job outlook and career interests. CareerCast.com has released a report detailing the best college degrees based on salary and hiring outlook.   “Programs of study offering a clear path to success include Finance, Nursing, Marketing, Computer Read More …

The Liberal Arts Degree: An Option Just for Rich Students?

In articles about increasing student loan debt, graduates with liberal arts degrees are criticized for not picking a more practical major. For many poor and middle-class students, liberal arts degrees seem like a frivolous path because they don’t connect directly to specific careers. With rising college costs and higher expectations from entry-level employers, a liberal Read More …

The Wrong Reasons for Choosing a Major

Because choosing a major is so difficult, it’s tempting to take shortcuts. A good friend majors in psychology? Maybe that means it’s right for you. Your parents are both doctors? Maybe you should be a pre-med major. Although these are common scenarios for college students, they demonstrate bad decision making. Some common, but very wrong Read More …

Gaining Marketable Skills in College

AdamLogan via Compfight Most students go to college in order to improve their earning potential and job prospects. With rising tuition costs at public and private institutions, learning for the sake of learning just isn’t enough. Unfortunately, many students graduate without useful skills that allow them to be competitive in the job market. But by Read More …

There are No Guarantees

A lot of websites (this one included) and colleges may lead you to believe there are certain careers or degrees that guarantee a job offer or high pay. Unfortunately, almost every field has both graduates and experienced professionals that can’t find work. And you can find professionals in any industry that are unsatisfied. Articles about Read More …

Great Minors for a Liberal Arts Major

  I’ve written about good career choices for liberal arts majors, including history, English, and psychology majors.  In this post I’ll write about some minors to complement a liberal arts major and why they make good choices.  Employers like well-rounded applicants, and having  a liberal arts major along with a technical or business minor will Read More …