Does having a double major in college give you an advantage when job hunting in a competitive market? Many college students have a second major because they believe it will positively affect a job search strategy. The truth is – not necessarily.
I have yet to meet an employer who was not more impressed with someone who performed well in one major compared to someone who was mediocre in both.
Here are some great and not so great reasons to attempt a double major in college.
Consider a double major if you:
1. Enjoy both subjects or disciplines
2. Are a hard worker and can maintain a good GPA in both areas
3. See a logical connection between both disciplines and can articulate same
4. Need to add some depth to your resume
Do NOT consider a double major in college just because:
1. Your friend, girlfriend, boyfriend is in that college major
2. Others say the major is easy
3. Professors in that major are said to be cooler than in your major
4. You heard that people graduating from that major get paid more
5. Your family member is in that major and they think it should be good for you too
6. College graduation is approaching and you don’t feel “ready” and think you should stay in school for a couple more years. (This actually happens a lot more than you would think).