The college hunt can be exhilarating, but it can also be confusing. One way to help quell that confusion is to establish which careers best suit your skills, interests and talents. If you can pinpoint this before you begin touring and evaluating schools, you'll be able to investigate the programs available, job placement rates and alumni statistics for your intended field of study at each specific school. This not only allows you to streamline the college search, but can save you money down the road. About one-third of college students change their majors, typically requiring additional time in school, as well as a much higher price tag. Establishing your career plan up-front helps decrease the odds that you'll start college in the wrong field of study.
That's where College Confidential comes in. With a vast array of experts to guide you, we've got the latest information on how to translate your interests, unique skills and talents into the right field for you, along with resources on which educational path will help you succeed. We also offer monthly features highlighting specific careers to give you a feel for the daily responsibilities of those in the field, along with actionable advice from career-planning experts. If you're interested in a topic that you don't see on the site, please don't hesitate to contact us — we'd be happy to hear from you.