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Add a College Minor to Get your Foot in the Door

african american maleMany college students consider whether or not to add a college minor to their Bachelor’s degree.  Despite the potential benefits, before you add a college minor think about the extra coursework, additional time in college and the potential additional costs.  Here are some of the potential job search advantages if you add a college minor.

Why add a college minor?

1. Students who add a college minor get additional preparation in a complementary area without adding the extra time needed to complete a double major. Students can complete all the requirements to fulfill a college minor, by selecting elective courses wisely. Eg. Business major with a minor in Marketing. You might have to take a Marketing class anyway, so why not take a few more marketing courses and complete a college minor.

2. A college minor can be the way to add some practical skills to a broad based college degree. For example, if you are a Hospitality major, why not do a college minor in Accounting?  The college minor could be the way to get your foot into a company or industry.

3. College students can add a college minor to get basic knowledge of an emerging industry or an industry with projected high job growth. Eg. Computer Science major who chooses to minor in  Social Media Marketing or Mobile Technology.

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