When students change their majors, the decision is often thought to create a significant stumbling block in their march toward a degree.
But a pair of studies being presented this week at the annual meeting of the Association for Institutional Research suggests that changing majors happens far less often than is widely assumed, and that it does little harm when it occurs early in a student’s college career.
Some interesting results. Click through to read more.
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Document. Document. Document.
Just had a meeting with my advisors as I’m getting ready for student teaching. One requirement for my degree was apparently not met. But because I had the email saved that proved it was an advisor error and not my own, I’m able to get a waiver.
Save your emails. If you meet with your advisor, make sure there is some sort of official paper trail. It will save you time and hassle, trust me.
Want a job when you graduate? Don’t major in architecture.
Job-hungry college students: Consider majoring in agriculture, natural resources or education, and get a graduate degree. Whatever you do, forget architecture. The major has the distinction of the highest unemployment rate for recent grads, at 13.9 percent.
A new study from Georgetown University lists the majors with the highest and lowest unemployment rates for recent graduates — and some might surprise you.
Happy Syllabus Day!
Protip: Turns out Syllabus Day is a two day event, which lasts through tomorrow.
Heh. That was last week. Today actual assignment were due.
And tomorrow is the first day of practicum! Definitely excited and looking forward to this :)
Reblogging for some of my followers - you might consider checking out the answers!
Bottom Line: The current jobless recovery, much more than the last two, is severe and persistent largely because of: a) the falling employment level and b) elevated jobless rate for workers lacking a high school degree. While lacking a high school degree has always been a liability for workers, that liability has gone from a minor liability to now a major setback as we move increasingly into a knowledge-based economy. College-educated workers are doing quite well, it’s the less educated workers that are struggling, and will continue to struggle, to find employment and keep a job.