Monday, September 13, 2010

What Is the Must-have College Major?

Fall means back to school. For 20-somethings it means back to college. And for college seniors, it means, “OMG!--time to figure our how to get a job when this is over.“

I have a neighbor who changed his major 5 times during undergrad. Just about everyone I know changed majors at least twice in search of something that would lead to a career they could love. But as the marketplace continues to look like a marshy delta, I wonder if colleges and universities will adapt? Will new majors appear?

Here’s an interesting idea about majoring in persuasion. Persuasion is evergreen. Who doesn’t need to know how to sell? It got me thinking.

Knowing what you know now, if you could invent a must-have college major, what would it be?


Kelly said...

Persuasion's already been done, after a fashion. St. John's College in Annapolis and Santa Fe have only 1 major - Liberal Arts. Johnnies are qualified to do everything (and nothing), after graduation. It makes us adaptable to the ever changing world around us, with the ability to persuasively make our case for ourselves and our abilities.

Kelly said...

Oops, forgot the link: