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Why are Multiple Major or Minor options so Important for Applicants?

 Dated: 02-13-2013

According to the U.S. department of education surveys, it reveals that eighty-five percent of college students have been getting multiple majors in the last decade. Some of the leading academic administrators think that this development reflects on resumes created during a complicated job market. There are some students exploring foresight by preparing for multi-disciplinary careers. If you want to get a job with your multi-majors, then you need to consider the pros and cons of them both. This sort of action is having a number of positive and negative effects, which truly affect your career in this job hunt situation. Researching more about the multiple majors or minors is one of the best options while you are making you career success from it. You can also take the advice from a professional through which you can easily make the right decision.

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Consider more than on major or minor:

Here, you can get some important pros and cons about this subject matter. By considering these below mentioned pros and cons, you can find the best career option for your successful future.

Pros:
  • Today, employers realize that it is tough work to obtain more than one major. Therefore, by having more than on major it shows how hard you can work.
  • Students or applicants can graduate on time and discover many interests by the latest placement credits. Sometimes applicants finish the college at the sophomore or minor level through AP exam scores.
  • There are a number of parents who state that an applicant's selection of major is unreasonable, and pressure them to select another one that looks more marketable.
  • It has been studied that career modification in the future may need assortment skills from those achieved in any offered major. 
  • Keep in mind that jobs require assortment skills and techniques for the best success. Because of this, there are a lot of universities and institutions that are reacting slowly to employer's requirements for a knowledgeable staff, and to fill emerging and new careers. In order to reach varied skills for a better career field, an applicant can blend and match minors, majors, and electives.    

Cons:
  • It requires more money and time to graduate, which means a year of extra tuition and living expenditures, plus inevitable income during the time an applicant could have employment.
  • You should remember that employers assume that an applicant lacks focus. The senior authority or hiring manager can doubt that a student is sincerely interested in a career field from the assorting form of majors, which needs extra commitment.
  • It is always important that multiple majors have extra time, which could otherwise be spent on studies abroad, internships, leadership performances in recreational activities, and relegated un-paid work.

In this current market situation, the employers or senior authorities are generally more flexible than applicants in recruiting newbie's with majors, which don't match aimed jobs. If  you still do not know the pro's and con's and what experts think about multiple majors or minors, then you need to look further into the situation before making your decision.


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