College Majors

Is a Double Major the Right Choice for You?

Today’s article was submitted by David White. As more and more people obtain college degrees and competition for jobs stiffens, many students might be wondering whether or not a double major could help them get an edge in the job market after graduation. A double major is exactly what it sounds like; rather than major ...

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A Major Decision

I had no idea in what I wanted to major when I went to college. As I’ve mentioned before, I was in college because I was recruited for my tennis playing abilities (such as they were), hardly for my academic prowess. Not knowing which path to take in life at the age of 18 is ...

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Double Major in Music Management and Journalism?

Question: What are schools that offer a major in both music management and journalism? I am a 10th grader who is really interested in both and I am curious if doing both is realistic? You could definitely double-major in music management and journalism although fulfilling the requirements for both majors wouldn’t leave you with a ...

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Sunset for College Rankings?

If you’ve spent any time at all on the College Confidential discussion forum, you’re no doubt aware of all the controversy about college ranking lists, especially those published annually by U.S. News and World Report (USNWR). Ranking mania has seeped into almost every corner of of the higher education admissions game, from undergraduate through graduate ...

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What I Learned in College

The great American songwriter (and lyric poet), Paul Simon, wrote a song entitled Kodachrome. One of the lyrics that I’ll always remember and think of often goes: When I think back On all the crap I learned in high school, It’s a wonder I can think at all. And though my lack of education Hasn’t ...

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College Abroad?

It’s a big world out there. It can be a dangerous world these days, too, but opportunity abounds for high schoolers and their parents who are willing to look beyond “traditional” domestic undergraduate college programs. I received a press release last week that intrigued me. It’s about a new Web site that will debut mid-April ...

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Who Are You?

So, you’re applying to college. Great! Do you have a plan for what you want to get out of your “higher” education? Do you know what your intended major will be? Have you thought about the direction of your life’s work? More importantly, perhaps, is another question: Who are you? I’m talking about personality type ...

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Choosing a Major with Two Favorite Fields

Question: I am in 12th grade and I hear that it is a very good idea to study philosophy in conjunction with another major. I can see why philosophy would be a great course to study but how do I do that. I love biology and genetics. Do I major in Philosophy and then minor ...

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Earning Power by Specific College

Have you ever wondered about the earning power that graduates from a certain college have in relation to those from other colleges? Believe it or not, there are statistics on that. PayScale.com, “the world’s largest online crowdsourced salary database,” releases an annual College Salary Report that tracks which colleges have the highest earning alumni year ...

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Your Major Decision

Many college applicants have some kind of idea what they want to major in at college. Others have no idea. My major question, based partially on my own experience, is: How is a 17-18-year-old supposed to know what s/he wants to follow as a career? I’ve worked with many clients who have a definite idea ...

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