Friday, February 26, 2016

Career Advice Snark

A Christina H. Sommers tweet, posted on the Instapundit website:
Want to close the wage gap? Step one: Change your major from feminist dance therapy to electrical engineering.
Or, perhaps accounting or programming or nursing. Bottom line: pick a major whose graduates get jobs that pay a living wage.


If you know college students, advise them to ask the placement unit what majors are actively recruited and what those jobs pay. Then select one with doable requirements.

If the only majors they can complete are the impractical equivalents of  "underwater basket-weaving," they should drop out without running up additional debt. A college graduate working alongside high school grads is sad, especially when burdened with student debt which typically cannot be shed via bankruptcy.