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You Don't Know What You Want to Do and That's Okay

Ishanee Chanda | Posted 06.15.2015 | College
Ishanee Chanda

They say you will change your major at least twice within your college career. Personally, I have met people who have switched majors between two to 10 times.

28 Unusual Majors You Didn't Know Existed

College Candy | Posted 05.27.2015 | College

“What’s your major?” The often dreaded question a college student gets asked approximately 3,987 times throughout their college career. About on...

Should Major Decisions Be So... Major? Career-worthy Majors for All

Brad C. Phillips | Posted 05.12.2015 | College
Brad C. Phillips

New information released on the economic value of different college degrees just upped the ante on an already major life decision. America's college students - whether they are high school graduates or an increasing number of middle-aged adults pursuing bachelors degrees - face dramatically varying risks and returns depending on their chosen major.

Every College Student Should Take A Computer Science Course

Ran Libeskind-Hadas | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Computing has become an inextricable part of our lives. While I can't argue that computer science is more important than calculus or statistics or a physical or natural science course, it's becoming extremely difficult to argue that it shouldn't be an equal player in that array of extraordinary human achievement.

The Truth About Majoring in a 'Dying' Field

Brianna Susnak | Posted 06.22.2015 | College
Brianna Susnak

Despite the weekly existential crises that hit when I realize I have no idea what I'm doing with my life, I'm not scared enough to change my major. Maybe it's because I'm not good at anything else, or maybe it's because there's the part of me that believes what I'm doing serves a purpose.

Ethnic Studies Background Increases Job Marketability

Ingrid Vasquez | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Ingrid Vasquez

You pitch yourself every day. Whether it be to a friend or a client, a job or a new business venture, pitching is a daily process of life that involves knowing people, knowing about people, and knowing how to communicate with people.

5 Myths About Liberal Arts Colleges -- Set the Record Straight: An Education in the Liberal Arts Is a Great Decision

Tuajuanda C. Jordan | Posted 05.24.2015 | College
Tuajuanda C. Jordan

There is a sea of misinformation out there regarding the value of a liberal arts education. Endless job searches, mountains of debt, and a world inaccessible to anyone but the most elite; these are just some of the myths people point to and claim the liberal arts are dying.

Confessions Of a (Insert Your Major Here)

Uloop | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Uloop

Don't judge people by their majors. Genuinely ask them what aspect they want to use their major for, and if they aren't quite sure, don't get all crazy on them. Be accepting, that is all.

So You Want to Be a Counselor/Therapist? Let Me Tell You the Different Ways

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There are many career choices that involve varying numbers of years of formal education, specialty training and supervised field placements. It's important for young people to understand the differences in order to know what career path best fits them.

The 30 Things I've Learned About Journalism

Ashley McDonald | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Ashley McDonald

I've devised a comprehensive list of everything I've learned about this field in my years at Central Michigan University. Important stuff -- the stuff I plan to take with me after I'm gone. And as it turns out, I've learned a sh*t load. Ready?

Don't Ask 'What Can I Do With This Major?'

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

A really smart student of mine who has been getting stellar grades in Economics was considering it as his major. But he wanted to know what he could do with it. I have had that question regarding every subject you can name. And the reality is that it is a bad question. It is the wrong question.

Becoming Realistic and Serious in College

Nadia Karizat | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Nadia Karizat

The thing about "going for it" is that it gives you the chance to mess up and fail in what you want most in the world.

The Major Divide: Humanities vs. STEM Majors

Elaina Provencio | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Elaina Provencio

"Oh the humanity!" The popularity of Humanities majors is declining. Recent studies have found that the percentage of students earning degrees in this field is lower than it has been in previous years. What is to blame?

The 13 Questions Every Journalism Major Is Tired Of

Bobby Caruso | Posted 03.28.2015 | College
Bobby Caruso

You are a journalism major and sleep no farther than 10 feet from The Associated Press Stylebook. While you are proud of your decision to be a deadline chasing, byline loving journalism major, here are the questions you are sick of answering.

7 Ways To Stay Calm When Waiting For College Decisions

| Posted 01.12.2015 | Teen

You do a ton of work applying to college— prepping for the SAT, gathering all of your application materials and writing the perfect college admissio...

7 Cool Majors You Didn't Know Existed

| Posted 01.09.2015 | Teen

By Kelsey Pomeroy The college application process can be a daunting task, especially when it feels like you have too many decisions to make and no...

You Are Not What You Study: Why Your Major Doesn't Define Your Future

Unwritten | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Unwritten

Learning is one of the greatest demonstrations of self-respect because you improve yourself and the effect you have on the world. However, in the realm of moneymaking and "life experience necessary" jobs, most of your majors probably are very useless.

7 Ways to Test Out If a Career Is Right For You

Alexandra Rice | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Alexandra Rice

Graduation is just a few months away, and you still have no idea what you want to do after college. Well, you can take solace in the fact that you are not alone. The feeling is common, especially for students whose college major doesn't directly align with a career path.

7 Tips For Choosing A College Major You'll Love

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 12.17.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Still, not knowing what to study when first starting college is normal--between 20% and 50% of students start off as undeclared. Your early years are the perfect time to explore your interests and figure out what you love doing.

Eating Smart at the Cafeteria of Knowledge

Joe Kraus | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Joe Kraus

As you embark on four years of college, think of the food offered in the cafeteria as a metaphor for your studies. You pay a flat rate -- meal ticket, tuition -- for both, then you can consume whatever you have room for.

Ivy League Schools Don't Guarantee A Great Job Right Out Of College

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business

Don’t go to an Ivy League school if you want to make a lot of money or have a meaningful job right after graduation. Of course, an education from...

It's OK to Have a Change of Heart About Your Major

Bryhana Moore | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Bryhana Moore

My change of heart about my major wasn't the worse thing in the world (as I thought) it was actually a blessing in disguise. If I had never experienced what it was that I didn't like then I would have never went on to do what I truly loved.

College Will Be a Blast, Just Say Yes!

David Kanegis | Posted 10.24.2014 | College
David Kanegis

You are about to embark upon one of the great journeys of your life. There will be obstacles, hurdles and perhaps some bumps. But there will also be independence, freedom, empowerment and the opportunity to experience life in a new way.

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

The Top 10 Worst College Majors, Definitively Ranked

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.11.2014 | College

Passion versus paycheck. It's one of the oldest debates when it comes down to choosing a college major. Well, perhaps this chart can help you decid...