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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 December 09, 2015 by

Entrepreneurial mindsets: Make your business a success

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Man’s hand writing Think Like an Entrepreneur with black marker on visual screen. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A positive attitude on achieving wealth and making money in an honest fashion is one of the best ways to start a journey towards becoming rich. History is littered with people who became millionaires and billionaires from humble beginnings. People can become rich by gambling or taking advantage of the property market; however, there are many other things you can do to become wealthy. (more…)

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Competitive Edge: How to Find the Degree to Fit Your Personality

Personality types word cloud on a vintage blackboard

Personality types word cloud on a vintage blackboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As almost every successful person will try to tell you, finding the right career is all about matching what you plan to do to earn money with what you love and are truly passionate about. Obtaining a degree that matches your personality is the first step to a life-long career you don’t end up being bitter about later. Let’s take a look at how you can choose the best degree for your personality by matching some traits to some fields of study. (more…)

Posted May 13, 2015 by

How To Write Crisp, Clean, Clutter-free Cover Letters!

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

There’s nothing quite like a crisp, clean, clutter-free dress shirt or blouse. It makes a statement about the person wearing it. And the same is true for a job search cover letter. Include your experience and skills in as few words as possible and then ask for an interview for the job you want. The hiring manager will remember you because your cover letter will have made a statement about you as a person. (more…)

Posted January 21, 2015 by

5 Books Every Incoming College Freshman Should Read

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Girl reads a book. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Are you headed off to school? Here are five books you should read before your first official class. For various reasons, they’re all life- and perspective-changing.

1. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Sharp, smart and hilariously funny, this book offers a layman’s journey through the origins of the universe. It touches on everything from astronomy to chemistry to paleontology, and not only will you finish it as a smarter person than when you began, but you might also find yourself signing up for electives that you never thought you’d want. (more…)

Posted December 22, 2014 by

4 Interview Questions to Impress Recruiters

Going into an interview, you probably won’t know exactly what questions will be asked, but you know you will be asked questions.  One thing you should remember as a job seeker, though, is that an interview is a two-way street.  Just like you will be asked questions by the interviewer, he or she may ask if you have any questions.  If you are asked this question, you wanted to be prepared with your own set of questions.  Here are some interview questions that can impress recruiters. (more…)

Posted September 25, 2014 by

Finding Employment in the Legal Industry in Today’s World

Adrian Cruce

Adrian Cruce

The Internet has drastically changed the recruiting process for white-collar jobs. There are professional networking websites that connect workers with companies all over the world. Law firms can benefit from using such online resources to build a strong team of attorneys and other qualified workers. The New York metropolitan area has plenty of job opportunities in the legal sector. There are corporate law practices as well as smaller family-owned businesses. With the help of professional networking, lawyers can find job openings in the perfect company. Virtually every legal specialty is practiced by lawyers in New York City. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2014 by

College Graduates, Thinking about Creating Your Own Jobs with Startups? Keep These 3 Financial Tips in Mind

College graduates might give strong thought to creating their own jobs by forming startups.  Before doing so, grads should consider three financial tips found in the following post.

You’ve decided to turn your great startup idea into a reality, congratulations! As you prepare to give yourself over to the life of an entrepreneur, some of the biggest challenges you’ll need to prepare for are the financial ones. And not just how to get your great idea up and running — how

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Posted August 13, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, How Honest Are You Being in Your Search to Find Jobs?

We have heard that honesty is the best policy.  When it comes to finding jobs, recent college graduates can get some advice on being honest in the following post.

How far would you go to get a job? Would you bend the truth? Exaggerate your work history, education and skills? Blatantly lie during a job interview? The Greek word parrhesia means “freedom of speech.” It also implies that one is obliged to speak the truth even if that involves a degree of risk. And most certainly: unless

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Posted August 13, 2014 by

Considering Getting a New Entry Level Job? 12 Things to Know First

Before accepting an entry level job, consider 12 things from an infographic in the following post that you should know first.

In a recent survey, 85% of workers said they are open to the idea of changing jobs. And a great many of them aren’t considering leaving for better opportunities, but to escape their current less-than-desirable working environment. So what will be different for these unhappy careerists next time? How can

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