Why is Choosing a College Major So Fraught with Anxiety, Washington Post, 12/11/17

As a parent with two children, one out of college, and one just starting, I’ve experience the conversation “so what do you want to major in.”  I’ve long thought it is unfair for 18 (and often 17) year olds to decide a major in college that is often equated to a life-long career.   Read this piece by Jeffrey Selingo in the Washington Post about anxiety in choosing as well as differences between young men and women.

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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