College Degrees That Employers Deem Unimpressive

College Degrees That Employers Deem UnimpressiveIf your goals include job offers upon graduation, you’ll want to choose your major carefully, says Vicki Lynn, senior vice president of Universum, a global talent recruiting company that works with many Fortune 500 companies. To help navigate the numerous options available today, we took a closer look at five degrees you may want to avoid.


According to Lynn, architecture is such an industry-specific major. “If there’s not a job offer waiting when you graduate, then it can be very frustrating because it can be very hard to maneuver into another career path with this degree due to its narrow focus,” says Lynn.

Philosophy or Religious Studies

“In my opinion, these degrees are not at all marketable,” says Lynn. “I don’t even know what people do with these degrees to be honest. Unless they’re willing to go all the way to a PhD in philosophy, for instance, their career paths are zero.”

Anthropology or Archeology

Lynn says a bachelor’s degree in either anthropology or archeology is “totally limiting. Except for on a faculty or doing tours to the Parthenon, I don’t know what you would actually do with this [degree]…”

Area Ethnic or Civilization Studies

“Some degrees have really bizarre names, and if you have one of those and you have to try to explain it to the recruiter or an employer, it’s not helping you, so I would avoid them. These two fall into that category,” she says.

Information Systems

At first glance, a bachelor’s degree in information systems might seem like a great fit for the “Information Age.” And in truth, it might be. But it’s also true, says Lynn, that this degree suffers from being related to – but not the same as – more sought-after degrees such as computer science.

Have you taken up any of these most unwanted degrees? How do you cope with the very limited career options that these degrees offer? Feel free to share your job search woes and successes with us via the comment box below!

Source: Terence Loose, Yahoo Education

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Mark Zuckerberg Changes Relationship Status To ‘Married’

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated his status to “married” on Saturday.

Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his Palo Alto, Calif., home, capping a busy week for the couple, according to a guest authorized to speak for the couple. The person spoke only on the condition of anonymity.

Zuckerberg took his company public in one of the most anticipated stock offerings in Wall Street history Friday. And Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, on Monday, the same day Zuckerberg turned 28, the person said. The couple met at Harvard and have been together for more than nine years, the person said.

Zuckerberg designed the ring featuring “a very simple ruby,” according to the person. The ceremony took place in Zuckerberg’s backyard before fewer than 100 guests, including Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. The guests all thought they were coming to celebrate Chan’s graduation but were told after they arrived that the event was in fact a wedding.

Rather than his trademark hoodie, Zuckerberg wore a suit for the ceremony, while his bride wore a traditional wedding dress. Food was served family-style and included dishes from the couple’s favorite Palo Alto sushi restaurant. The two had been planning the marriage for months but were waiting until Chan had graduated to hold the wedding, the guest said.

Do you like (no pun on Facebook intended) Zuckerberg’s change in relationship status? Share your comments with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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