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How to Avoid Ending Up in the Unemployment Line

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Jeffrey Selingo, editor at large for The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, posts an article with some strong advice for college students — choose a major with rigor.  To many college students opt for a major that requires very little high-level reading and writing.  Many students use professor rating sites to choose the class with the least amount of out-of-class work and in the end, pay for this decision in the job market.  Mr. Selingo’s advice, challenge yourself in college with difficult courses.  “Look for classes that require you to read more than forty pages a week or write more than twenty pages over the course of an entire semester. Such deep experiences writing and reading improve your reading comprehension and communications skills, both important markers for employers.”

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