College Majors are kinda… useless

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The college degree has been talked about many times before from whether its more important to go to college to be social for connections or if its more important to go to a specific college for the name recognition on a resume.

A new concept has been proposed at a Canadian university to do away with the emphasis on a college major. Since most traditional students are entering college in their late teens or early twenties they have no clue what they want to do with the rest of their life.

I remember when I was putting in college applications you always had to fill out a section where you declared your major or you could be the odd one out and check off undeclared. If you really think about that its like saying to the college I’m going to just kinda hang around until I find something that strikes my fancy.

The idea is that if you are going to go to college what is your purpose. They want you to take a step back and figure out what do you hope to accomplish. If you think about it this make a heck of a lot of sense. Lord knows we don’t need another grocery store cashier or gas station attendant with a college degree wondering why they bothered to go to college.

Worth a read to make you rethink why you went to college or even food for thought before you go back.

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