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Friday, June 7, 2013

Plan for Your Future Wisely

A recent study released by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce examined starting salaries and unemployment rates for college graduates ages 22-26.

From their work, the report identifies the best and worst paying college majors. Careers in the science and math fields, or STEM, have higher starting salaries than those in the arts fields.  This report also indicates that the starting salaries for graduates in some of the arts or soft science fields are just about equivalent to those for a high school graduate.

Career exploration is vital when making decisions regarding your future.

Take advantage of any opportunities provided by schools, programs, and companies to increase your awareness/exposure to the vast array of career opportunities before you. Optimize your time in college.  College courses cost money so plan wisely!

Now more than ever it's important to have a plan and know what areas of study you are interested in before you enter a college or university.  Many students go into college "undecided" about what major they will select.

The tremendous burden of student loan borrowing levels should be taken into consideration when you're planning for a college and career choice.  Remember, when you graduate you will probably have students loans that need to be repaid. 

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