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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 September 05, 2014 by

College Graduates, Looking for More Interaction on LinkedIn Concerning Jobs? How to Get Better Results

When searching for jobs on LinkedIn, college graduates can gain more interaction by focusing on their value.  Learn how they can get better results on the site in the following post.

Maybe you’re falling short of your expectations on LinkedIn. Maybe the calls and email aren’t flooding in. And that is 100 percent normal. The fact is, most people who view your profile are not ready to call you, email you, or buy what you are selling after just one look at your profile. Which means the goal

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Posted September 03, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Want to Gain Respect When Networking about Jobs and Your Careers? 12 Tips to Earn It

At times, recent college graduates searching for jobs may feel like they don’t get enough respect when networking.  However, they can earn more respect by applying these 12 tips in the following post when talking with people.

Building a personal brand that resonates with employers and customers is hard. While in or just out of school, it can often seem impossible. So our friends at YEC asked some of their members this question: “What’s advice would you give a young careerist or entrepreneur who wants to build a network but is having trouble being taken

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Posted August 05, 2014 by

College Graduates, Trying to Find Jobs? 10 Tips from an Expert

With so much advice out there for college graduates looking for jobs, it can be hard to determine what’s right and what’s wrong.  In the following post, check out 10 job search tips from an expert.

You’re competing with a lot of great talent, avoiding the recruiting black hole, and wading through all the conflicting advice… some of which gets you all fired up, but doesn’t actually tell you how to get the interview! I’ve been recruiting for 15+ years and know a thing or two

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Posted July 31, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Are You Using LinkedIn to Search for Jobs? Why Your Profiles Should Look Like a Business Plan Instead of a Resume

For recent college graduates searching for jobs through LinkedIn, they should create profiles that are more like a business plan than a resume.  Learn why in the following post.

Does your LinkedIn profile feel more like a resume (focused on the past) or a business plan (focused on the future)? If you answered “resume” consider this question: If you had only a few minutes with a person with whom you may want to build a future business relationship, would you spend more time on your

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Posted July 15, 2014 by

College Students, Hoping LinkedIn Will Help You Find Jobs? 5 Things to Do Daily on the Network

College students could enhance their chances of finding jobs on LinkedIn by doing these five things on the site daily, which are found in the following post.

Do you want to see your efforts on LinkedIn pay off day after day, week after week? Start by doing what highly successful LinkedIn users do every day: schedule a 20-minute appointment with your LinkedIn account – and get these five things done…

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Posted May 05, 2014 by

Have Recent Graduate Jobs, but Want to Better Your Career? 5 Ways to Help Yourself

Young professionals with recent graduate jobs who want to better their careers can find five ways to do so in the following post.

A report from McKinsey On Society found that in 2012, more than 120,000 young people took jobs they didn’t want. ThinkProgress did the math and, sadly, found that number equates to one young professional every five minutes. The upside, though: in just five minutes you can also give your career a lift by doing some very

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Posted February 25, 2014 by

Does Your Resume for an Entry Level Job Include Your Mailing Address?

If you’re thinking about including your mailing address on a resume for an entry level job, consider the information in the following post before making this decision.

This discussion has been of extreme interest on my end as a professional resume writer. In general, candidates are frustrated by the “strikes” that go against them based on the socio-economic status of the location of their residence, or for being discarded from consideration due to the fact they aren’t in what employers deem

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Posted November 12, 2013 by

Have You Tried Obtaining an Informational Interview in Your Entry Level Job Search?

Even though you’re busy writing your resume, networking, applying for jobs, etc., there is one job search tactic you should keep in mind.  The following post explains why obtaining an informational interview is a good idea for your entry level job search.

You’re on the job search. You’ve done it, I’ve done it: your battle plan consists of applying to every job there ever was, is or will be in any field you have a remote interest in. A successful day is it making it through applying to 70 jobs

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Posted October 21, 2013 by

Thinking About Your Student Loans in Your Entry Level Job Search? What to Know About Paying Off this Debt

While you might be looking forward to finding an entry level job after graduation, you might be wondering how to pay off your student loans.  The following post shares information on what to consider about paying of this debt.

Ah… to be a new college graduate again. With your freshly minted diploma in hand, you’re ready to start anew, pursue your passions, take the world by the horns and find your first job. And once you find a job, you finally have that wonderful… opportunity to start paying off

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