|This is where crap majors get you after college|
There is an epidemic upon us and it is one that is being perpetuated by people, especially parents, who do not understand the implications of their actions. I’m talking about students all over the country continuing to major in CRAP in college. When I make this statement, people generally respond in one of two ways.
“Everyone doesn’t have to be a businessman like you”
I would never suggest that everyone has to progress in their career exactly like I did. I only ask that people make decisions using sound logic…take a pragmatic approach to life. It pains me to watch people suffer easily avoidable missteps.
“I’m offended! My child is very smart!”
Listen…I’m not suggesting your child or loved one lacks intelligence. What I’m saying is that your smart child will be in the “non-employment” line and living back in your house because s/he got a degree in something that carries minimal value in the “real world” or s/he decided to get a degree that lends itself to graduate school but has not intentions of going to graduate school.
Studying What You Love is For People With Money (lots of it)
I’m all for studying what you love in college and all that good stuff, but while you’re doing that, you should consider double majoring in something (did someone say accounting?) that will keep you gainfully employed once your four years of fun are up. The fact is that most students don’t come from the type of wealth where they can afford to be unemployed after making such a significant investment in college education.
Disagree? Prove me wrong in the comments.