Some colleges and universities offer and promote minors to college students as a way to round out their college education and gain more marketable job skills. College students on campuses without minors might pick up double majors or in rare cases, a triple major.
College minors offer a secondary area of study and could be a real asset to a college graduate if the minor enhances or broadens their knowledge in a complementary field. In an article for the NY Times, Joe Cuseo, author of "Thriving in College and Beyond: Research-Based Strategies for Academic Success and Personal Development," says "a minor is a hidden weapon. It can be a good marketing tool, or it can be a way to explore a second interest and still graduate in a reasonable time."
Some of the other advantages of a picking a minor in college include:
- extra preparation at no additional cost
- less work than a double major
After working in four different colleges helping graduates and employers discover each other, so to speak, I am convinced that the job skills that employers want can be developed without a minor or a double major.
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Article by, Marcia Robinson of BullsEye Resumes
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