Choosing a major at Yale.

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By Crystal_Baller (Crystal_Baller) on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 04:10 am: Edit

IF you plan on pursuing a career in business, what major at Yale would be geared towards doing so? Will businesses recognize this? What are the average placements for Yale undergrads going into business? Any information on the topic is much appreciated. Thank you.

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 04:44 am: Edit

You can major in anything at Yale a get a good job afterwords if you plan accordingly. In other words, hone your computer skills. Take as many classes in mathematics and statistics as possibe. And in summer, have internships that actually make you think, preferably in industries that you would like to join when you graduate. I can tell you from my investment banking days, Yale was a favourite hunting ground, especially the Math and Econ majors. But even their Classics and English majors were getting great offers. You must realize, a college degree is not supposed to make you ready for the work place. It is supposed to teach you how to think critically and it is supposed to turn you into a stable and well-ballanced adult. A company will aproach you as it would any raw material. The Yale raw material just happens to be very valuable and most companies think that if molded properly, can yield great results.

By Crystal_Baller (Crystal_Baller) on Saturday, August 21, 2004 - 12:24 am: Edit

thank you!

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