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

Tuajuanda C. Jordan | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.08.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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...

Intersecting Ideas: The Importance of an Interdisciplinary Education

Kimberly Tan | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Kimberly Tan

The truth is, the solutions to our toughest problems will not be found through a narrow specialization, but rather through an interdisciplinary approach, where each field of study can provide a stepping-stone to the eventual solution.

How Not to Defend the Humanities

David McCabe | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
David McCabe

The greatest threat in defending the humanities is that our true motivation become the love that dare not speak its name. We must not let that happen.

So You Want to Go to Medical School? 5 Think-Ahead Tips for High Schoolers

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Given that I encourage students to approach college admissions and career choices based on a good fit model, to me the more important question is, "What can you do to find out if medicine is the right career for you?"

Inspirational Senior Art Show at Ursuline College

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

If you find yourself in the Cleveland, OH, area this week, take a short drive to Pepper Pike, home of the only women's college in Ohio, Ursuline College. Here you'll experience a unique student art show, filled with form diversity that will inspire and delight you.

I Will Not Be Making Coffee with my $200,000 English Degree

Akane Otani | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Akane Otani

Yes, this is a degree that requires a certain amount of self-introspection. And no, you probably won't get fuzzy socks in the mail anytime soon. But don't devalue your degree because it's the butt of everyone else's jokes.

How This Shark-Loving, Lacrosse Player Found Her Joy at a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Because her campus visit went well, Jordy was warming up to the idea of attending a women's college. But she wanted to learn more about Converse and decided that an overnight stay would be a good idea.