Rikkugrrl wrote:bankruptedcasino wrote:jarofsoup wrote:I would pick a major like finance, business, economics, biology, chemistry, engineering. Something that gives you skills.
ATTENTION UNDERGRADS! TITCR!!
The only majors worth pursuing in college in the New Economy ... EVEN IF you're planning on going to law school:
*A skill or trade (Business, Engineering)
Take it from me. I graduated four years ago with a PoliSci major when they were handing out jobs like candy. My interviewer for my first job said, "It's okay you majored in PoliSci. All we're looking for is the degree."
Fast forward three years later. My brother graduates college with a Sociology degree. No interviews. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Takes PT retail job to cover student loans and lives with mom and dad. Interviewers ask, "Why sociology? Why didn't you want to major in a skill or trade?"
If working the fryer at Burger King with your Bachelor of Arts sounds like a grand idea, then please continue on with your worthless Roman Literature degree.
For the rest of you UG's that are smart: immediately head to the registrar's office and change your major.
All these majors share a common trait: They're heavy either in math or science. What if you're really bad at both?
I think, honestly, that this is just a reflection of the modern economy and the current valuation of its requisite skills.