Americans in New York City and Philadelphia had mixed feelings about whether they regretted their college career.
“I majored in criminal justice and I’m sorry,” one woman said with a laugh. “I really don’t like it. I probably would have made art.”
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But another graduate said: “I majored in computer science and would keep the same major.”
Nearly 40% of college graduates regret their careers, a Washington Post analysis found earlier this year. Among arts and humanities majors, nearly half wished they had studied something else, while STEM grads tended to feel they had made the right choice.
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“I realized that my specialization was not very specific,” an international business student told Fox News. “I don’t fully regret it, but when I started applying for jobs, I realized it wasn’t like a specific field.”
“Most of the jobs were looking for a specific field like data analysis or software or accounting majors,” he continued.
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Some suggested alternative paths.
“I think going to a trade school would probably be better,” said a man in Philadelphia. “I think right now the opportunities in that arena are probably outstanding.”
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Some in the arts told Fox News that they found their passion.
“I got a bachelor of fine arts in musical theater and I don’t regret it because that’s my job,” said one woman. “I live here in New York. I’m a Broadway actor.”
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