It's not just about your major.
While earning your degree, you'll also want to make sure you're identifying and developing marketable skills that employers are seeking in job candidates.
Here are the top ten attributes employers want to see on new college graduates' resumes:
- Problem-solving skills
- Ability to work in a team
- Communication skills (written)
- Strong work ethic
- Analytical/quantitative skills
- Communication skills (verbal)
You can gain many of these skills through coursework, but you'll also want to obtain and demonstrate these qualities through participation in student organizations, community service, volunteer activities, internships, summer and campus jobs.
Source: Job Outlook 2018, National Association of Colleges and Employers