A Career-Aligned Major Isn’t Enough

Contrary to what many undergraduates think, a bachelor’s degree in a high demand field is not a golden ticket to career success.

To wit… “If anything, the numbers point to an oversupply of skills, says Hal Salzman, a sociologist at Rutgers University. In a 2018 paper, he and colleagues showed that only about 60 to 70% of US computing and engineering graduates land jobs in STEM, dropping to between 10 and 50% for those studying life sciences, physical sciences and maths.

Inside Higher Education, February 3, 2021