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Degree Paralysis

As many as 80% of students change their major at least once, which can incur costs and ultimately increase time and money spent at college.

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Hi Jennifer,

I have had similar experiences with changing majors and career paths, though I don't view any of my less focused educational endeavors as a waste. I think they have all been incredibly influential in my overall development as a person.

That said, I completely agree that students should have more access to tools to help them choose a career path. High school curricula are generally focused on broad education, which is clearly important, but provides little to no experience in real career fields. Perhaps, this exploration should be a greater part of high school level education.

Thanks for sharing!

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