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Major Naysayers: How to Deal with Stereotypes About College Majors

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When I told my parents–both hardworking business people–that I wanted to major in English/Creative Writing, I could sense their hesitation. They sat me down multiple times to explain how I would need a steady, well-paying job after college. They urged me to switch to Communications or Education and just take literature classes on the side. …

The Most Unique College Major in Each State

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What, would you guess, is the most unique major in your state? Some states’ most unique majors seem to make sense based on industries in the state. For instance, Tennessee has around 12 times as many arts, entertainment, and media management majors than the rest of the country (per college grad/per year), which can be chalked …

7 Organizations Working to Promote Women in STEM

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While women make up 47 percent of the US work force, they represent only 26 percent of people who work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math). Further, only 12 percent of female college students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in science, and just 3 percent will continue to work in a STEM field …

How Do I Choose a College Major?

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Choosing a college major can be a huge part of your overall college plan. Knowing what you want to study can narrow down the college search. But with literally hundreds of majors to choose from, it can be hard to decide. The following are some things to consider when picking a major. What do you …