Does Your College Major Really Matter?

A friend and I have long debated the purpose of college. I’ve always believed in the universal value of a liberal arts degree. I prefer the idea of a classical education that helps us understand humanity and teaches us how to think. My friend, on the other hand, attended college with the purpose of getting a practical degree that she knew would make her marketable immediately upon graduation for a job. She became an engineer and ha s been steadily employed since even before she graduated. Given that college is so expensive, it makes a lot of sense to choose a major and field of study based on its ability to set you up for employment later. But … I spent most of December working with a group

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