I’d like to focus on a student’s chosen major or course of study.
I’ll start by stating quite firmly that I am NOT a proponent of following your bliss when it comes to college studies --- unless following that bliss ensures employability and the ability to support yourself upon graduation AND also avoids incurring major debt to get a degree in the subject.
I realize fully that this not a popular stance in this country today and is contrary to everything many parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and popular culture advocate.
After all, the prevailing notion is that college is a time for students to explore and find themselves, to try as many different majors as they can until they discover one that will bring them fulfillment and satisfaction.
I say that’s utter nonsense.