Graduating from college and going to your dream career can take a lot of time, jobs, and money. In more recent years though, that process is becoming easier – in 2019, graduating seniors received an average of 1.1 job offers and since 2012, wages for young college graduates have grown at a steady pace. But even with more jobs available for graduates, they have had more and more difficulty finding jobs and internships that stick. With the hiring market up in the air, the journey to your dream job starts long before graduation.
Your path to your dream really can start as early as graduation from high school, when you are picking your majors for college – but majors matter less than you think, although they are very influential in the job hiring process. 4 out of every 5 employers want hires with a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences. 93% of employers agree that soft skills are more important than the majors of their employees.
Learn how to choose the right college and turn your education into a career here.