Dixie State College Advisers Caution Students to Choose Majors Carefully

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When it comes to career choices, what degree a student adds to his or her resume could have a long-term effect on job prospects.

Andrew Skaggs, a college adviser at the career center at Dixie State College in Utah, told the Dixie Sun that he’s beginning to see a number of enrollment trends on campus with students looking to study in versatile fields, including nursing, communications, psychology and English.

According to the Princeton Review, generalized degrees are well suited for work in today’s competitive job market, and can often lead to employment in finance, human resources and management.

Skaggs said that no matter what major a student has chosen, internships are the best way for post-graduates to enter the job market.

We get a number of internship requests, and honestly that is one of the best ways to get hired today, Skaggs told the news source. “They see how you work, how you dress, how you deal with others. It’s invaluable.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that professionals with an advanced degree on their resume have the potential to earn $1,000 more per week than those with some or no college education.

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