Majors And Careers

Popular College Majors by State

I’ve often been fascinated about why certain college students choose to pursue certain college majors. The choice of a major, obviously, is important and can supply a direct route to a life’s work success and happiness. Conversely, a certain major may have little or nothing to do with what leads to vocational satisfaction. Engineers can ...

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Regarding Internships And Millennials

Now that it’s early March, college students and high schoolers should start thinking about how they’re going to spend their summer. One popular — and highly productive — pursuit is an internship. I’ve dealt with a number of both high school and college students who have worked internships. In many cases, an internship creates a ...

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Making Major “Education” Decisions

As I’ve mentioned before numerous times, I had no idea what I wanted to pursue for a life’s work when I headed out to college. I’m sure that I wasn’t alone. My roommate who was in Business Administration, the same as I was, confided in me that he really wanted to be a farmer. Ha! ...

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College Process Fiction

If I may conflate two famous icons of literature and motion pictures, with this post I’d like to say that the Yellow Brick Road of college admissions can lead down a very frustrating rabbit hole. Now that I’ve captured your derision regarding my questionable liberal arts background, let me offer amends through some (what I ...

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The Ubiquitous Inspector(s)

The influence that parents can have over young, developing lives can be — and is in most cases — significant. If you can stand yet another anecdote from my life, let me explain. When I was in my middle 40s (many years ago), our family lived just “down the hill” from my mother’s house. My ...

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The Right College: Seek And Find

Now that it’s August, and the start of school (your senior high school year!) is fast approaching. I want to discuss the most important aspect of your college process: creating the best group of schools for you to apply to. [Apologies for ending that sentence with a preposition!] So, this blog post addresses the major component of that process: ...

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The Fruits of A College Degree – Part 2

Last time, we took a look at the results of a survey that tracked how college graduates are dealing with the realities of life after graduation. We saw some interesting statistics that revealed real-world circumstances vs. the idealistic visions of college students. In other words, for those grads surveyed, we saw that some, who had ...

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The Fruits of A College Degree

If you have ever taken the time to chat with current college students and ask them what they expect to be doing after graduation, you’ll probably hear a lot of idealism in their answers. After all, the point of going to college is to pursue success and happiness in life. Right? Well, I can’t quantify ...

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Is Who You Are What You’ll Be?

One of the more stressing questions teenagers ask themselves, especially those more introspective than others, is, “Who am I?” Maybe some of you middle-agers out there have also asked this question of yourself. One of my favorite places for self-interrogation is in the bathroom mirror (while making sure to keep the lighting level low!). Inquiring ...

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To Declare Or Not Declare

Today is July 4. Here in America, it’s Independence Day. We celebrate the Declaration of Independence, which set America free from British rule. It’s a national holiday. Time to have a picnic and watch some fireworks. (Be careful with those things!) I’d like to address another kind of declaration today, for the information of about-to-be ...

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