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How to Pick a College: Part 2 Choosing a Major

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Think of academic study in college as an opportunity to refine a skillset.

3 Study Lessons That Can Benefit Students in Any College Major

Chuck Cohn | Posted 03.16.2015 | College
Chuck Cohn

In college, every class, every professor, and every major presents an entirely unique set of challenges. Despite this reality, there are many study lessons and strategies that can help students in all majors.

3 Questions to Ask Before Making a Big Decision

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I make mistakes. I make decisions that leave me wistful for what might have been. But the more I pay attention to the answers to these three questions, the less time those detours take -- and the faster I get on down the road.

Why I Hire English Majors

Steve Strauss | Posted 08.23.2013 | Small Business
Steve Strauss

Business majors are fine, but they are preoccupied with theory, proving themselves, and doing it "right." But the English majors are used to getting a tough assignment, figuring it out, and getting it done, (usually) on time.

The 'Wow,' 'Cool,' 'Really interesting' Factor in College Majors

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 04.10.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Students will not show their true stuff unless they find what their "wow" factor is. They have to find the arena -- the discipline that engages them so that they do their best work -- because it interests them. Round pegs don't go in square holes.

The Five Easiest College Majors

Uloop | Posted 12.23.2012 | College

If you're undecided about your major, and, at this point, you just want to get your degree and get out, what could be less stressful than choosing one of the five easiest majors?

Majors In College: The Best, The Richest And How To Land A Job With It

Posted 08.14.2012 | College

Before most college freshmen have had the chance to step on campus -- never mind declare a major -- Rasmussen College put together this handy infograp...

Five Ways To Get Your Kid On The 'Right' Educational And Career Track

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.04.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Because of budget cuts, high schools now rarely provide career counseling for students. Obviously, it is up to parents to provide children with whatever they need to find the "best" colleges and careers.

Higher Ed: Sticker Price, Potential Earnings Can Be Deceptive

David Maxwell | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
David Maxwell

Students are increasingly making critical life choices based primarily on money -- choices that ultimately may turn out to be the wrong ones in the long run.

The Meaning of College

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.09.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Is higher education just an expensive form of job preparation? Or is it about learning about the world and about yourself?

In Defense of College

Rachel Alexander | Posted 04.29.2012 | College
Rachel Alexander

College, to me, is a place for exploration, a place to decide which of the many things that exist in the world are interesting to you. You don't need to decide what to do with your life at age 18. In my mind, it's one of the best reasons to go to college.

Nada, Zip, Zilch! What Most Freshmen Know About Picking A Major

Nia is a senior at Rich Central High School in Chicago and is a student contributor for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Calling All Petroleum Engineers: Your College Major Is More Important Than Degree Itself | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.24.2011 | College

With student indebtedness rising and a dearth of decent-paying jobs for recent graduates, many are asking whether a college degree is still worth the...

Fewer Sociology Students Satisfied With Major, Survey Says

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Sociologists love their surveys, and they apply them to their discipline as well, even when the results might be a little unsettling. Consider the sta...