Jeffrey J. Selingo is the editor at large of The Chronicle of Higher Education and the author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students. The book will be published May 7 by New Harvest. In a post from the book posted by the New York Times, Selingo talks about college majors and if they really do matter.
According to the post, nine out of 10 students say that they seek a major that's interesting no matter how practical it is. The answer is no when asking about if college majors do matter. If a student follows and focuses on four specific activities, that becomes a bigger no. The activities include seeking passionate faculty members, diving deep into a research project, going on a transformative global experience, being creative, taking risks and learning how to fail.
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