Your Major Matters: How You Can Strengthen Employment Prospects

BE Next contributor, John Wilson, highlights worthwhile majors that may lead to lucrative employment opportunities post-graduation

There’s been plenty of talk, rightfully, of how colleges and universities are complicit in the situation many college graduates find themselves in–unemployed or underemployed and facing a staggering level of student loan debt. Youth unemployment is at 18.1%, the highest it’s been since 1991 — when the Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping track.  And for blacks it’s nearly double, at 31%. Which leads to a crude but, unfortunately, true calculus: Black students have the least amount of wiggle room, and by choosing a major that is more in demand, they have the most to gain. So they must take that responsibility seriously. They can’t afford not to.

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