High school seniors choose college for the wrong reason

A recent focus group of 11 high school seniors found one thing in common: They all believed that college was primarily for gaining a credential to get a job (“Harvard or Happiness? 11 High School Seniors Debate College Rankings,” The New York Times, Jan. 25).  Yet instead of focusing on the major they chose, they were obsessed with a brand name.

That’s a big mistake. I question if majoring in gender studies at an Ivy League school will help them achieve that goal more than majoring in computer science at a third-tier college. My point is that employers are far more impressed by the knowledge and skills that a college graduate possesses than by the name of the school.

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