The pendulum for higher-education-bound students today seems to be swinging in the so-called “pre-professional" direction. That means that many incoming college first-year students are thinking about the employment light at the end of the college-degree tunnel. They're focusing on getting the most direct, practical, hands-on skill set possible to present to prospective employers. As I've mentioned before here, this is not a bad philosophy. However, you may recall that, above, I give a nod to making a choice between one's head and heart. What does that mean?
Well, speaking from personal experience, when I entered my freshman year of college, my goal was to become a writer, but back in those days (shortly after The Big Bang), there were no writing-specific majors at the school I attended. Thus, I wrestled with the head-heart issue. My head won out and I signed up for Business Administration, which included those dreaded accounting courses. Yuck! I discovered after only a few balance sheets that my heart was right and that my head was dwelling in a dark, highly confined space, if you get my drift.