The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

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1. “Pick a Major that You’re Passionate About”
During college, the academic counselor often told my young and naïve 19-year-old self that I should, “major in my passion.” The problem is, at 19, very few people know what their passion is. Moreover, while this advice may be benign, the hard cold truth is, passion just don’t pay the bills. Being realistic is imperative in this economy and the truth is that finding a job is no easy task these days. A bachelor’s degree is not nearly as valuable as it once was and many college students accumulate more than $100K by graduation. Education is the best investment indeed, but when starting off your adult life $100K in the hole, passion cannot be the sole factor to consider. Financial stability should be at the top of the list and frankly, certain college majors are more employer-friendly than others. So be smart. Major in your passion…if your passion will help you find employment.

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