Does Your Degree Matter?

Only 54 percent of Americans work in an industry directly related to their college degree, according to a 2013 poll. Keep an open mind and don’t narrow your opportunities prematurely (especially if your degree is in the liberal arts, or a major you’ve started feeling lukewarm about). Talk to the folks at your campus career center about how to widen your job hunt based on your interests and work experience. Above all, stay optimistic and flexible.