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Posted June 04, 2016 by

Top 10 degrees that positively impact the world

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Most young people are college-bound and want to change the world. Here are the top 10  degrees that will help you have a positive impact on the world.

1. English

BA’s in English get a lot of flak for being one of the “useless” college degrees, but as many hiring managers should be able to tell you, English majors are equipped with critical thinking and communication skills that are useful in nearly every profession. Who knows? You might write a novel that brings to light and makes people think about a serious societal issue.

2. Business

This one will only have a positive impact on the world if students don’t allow themselves to become indoctrinated into the system. The business world needs innovators who will adapt to a changing world, keep ethics in mind, and care about people as much as their profit margins.

3. History

History majors are educated to be well-rounded thinkers, researchers, observers, writers, and, best of all, they understand the implications of history and how to apply the lessons it teaches us about the modern world.

4. Environmental Studies

It is no secret that environmental issues are one of the greatest challenges of our time. If you choose to major in environmental studies, you can embark on a path that will lay one or more of these issues to rest.

5. Psychology

Psychologists save lives, literally, by listening and helping others though the most trying times of their lives.

6. Film Studies

Like many other artistic pursuits, filmmakers have the ability to reach the general public and present them with new and challenging ideas.

7. Education

Many students cite a favorite teacher as the sole reason for pursuing a certain profession because that teacher inspired them.

8. Nursing

Nurses have more hands-on experience in saving people’s lives than most other professions.

9. Economics and Mathematics

The people who know how to handle and keep track of money truly run the world. Whether you help keep a good company in the black or help people with their investments, the impact of smartly-managed money can be enormous.

10. Civil Engineering

Whether you’re designing a bridge or a skyscraper, our society would not have gotten very far without good infrastructure. Civil engineering programs prepare students to build the societies of the future.

So when choosing what you want to major in and which degrees to pursue, remember that college is not necessarily about job training. It’s about allowing students to discover their talents and themselves.

Lizzie Weakley, freelance writer

Lizzie Weakley, freelance writer

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio, who went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. She enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her husky Snowball. Follow Lizzie on Twitter @LizzieWeakley and on Facebook at facebook.com/lizzie.weakley.

 

Posted March 03, 2015 by

4 Engineering Degrees for the Technically Minded Individual

Portrait of a smiling engineer in a construction site

Portrait of a smiling engineer in a construction site. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

College students who want to get on the fast track to success would do well to consider majoring in engineering. People who graduate with engineering degrees will find that they never have trouble finding work, and engineering is one of the most lucrative fields as well. There are lots of different choices when it comes to engineering majors, and it can be difficult to decide which one is the best. Here is a look at four of the top engineering majors that students should consider. (more…)

Posted February 05, 2014 by

What to Know About Entry Level Jobs in Civil Engineering in 2014

For those of you interested in finding entry level jobs in civil engineering this year, the following post has some information to keep in mind.

Entry level civil engineering jobs are provided to the fresher civil engineers who can tackle any building assignment efficiently, single-handedly or under the supervision of a senior.

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Posted January 22, 2013 by

6 of 10 Top Paying Majors in Engineering

Marilyn Mackes of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Marilyn Mackes of NACE

Technical majors—particularly those in engineering—dominated the list of top-paying majors in 2012, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s January 2013 Salary Survey found that six engineering majors were among the 10 highest-paid at the bachelor’s-degree level.  (more…)

Posted September 06, 2006 by

What Is Entry-Level Civil Engineering and How Do I find Jobs?

A civil engineer is someone “who plans, designs and supervises construction of public structures or works (roads, bridges, sewers etc.), according to a nice definition provided by google.com. (I was a bit curious myself as to what distinguished an engineer from a civil engineer, but then that’s just a general term anyway). There must be a bunch of different engineering categories out there, and we will concentrate on this one for today.
So for all of your entry-level civil engineering needs I say visit the Engineering Central as it lists more than just entry-level civil engineering jobs. You can find help with resumes, submit your resume, and find all types of information on employers and other links. It is really an engineering central. Next visit smarthunt.com because it typically has useful information there and this time is not different. It provides many entry-level civil engineering jobs as well, and you an even search by country (UK, Canada, India). Go for it.
Look at Dice next because there is a nice list of jobs there, about 1414 to be exact. I like those odds. Finally, there is salary.com (yay) and a place called Aerotek that is helpful to all job seekers and even has a place for the entry-level civil engineer. Hooray.
Resources:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en&defl=en&q=define:Civil+engineer&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title
<a href="http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm
“>http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm
http://www.smarthunt.com/Jobs-Smart.cfm?SubCatID=260
http://www.aerotek.com/
http://collegerecruiter.salary.com/careers/layouthtmls/crel_searchjob_EN04100000.html
http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=1013&FREE_TEXT=civil%20engineering&ppc=google
http://www.engcen.com/entry.asp