While you may think that choosing the “right” major is key to getting a good job, your long-term professional success will depend far more on acquiring the right skills for a rapidly changing workplace.
The ability to work well in teams—especially with people different from yourselfAn understanding of science and technology and how these subjects are used in real-world settings
The ability to write and speak well
The ability to think clearly about complex problems
The ability to analyze a problem to develop workable solutions
An understanding of global context in which work is now done
The ability to be creative and innovative in solving problems
The ability to apply knowledge and skills in new settings
The ability to understand numbers and statistics
A strong sense of ethics and integrity
Source: "How Should Colleges Prepare Students to Succeed in Today's Global Economy?" (Results of a national poll by Peter D. Hart Research Associates, 2007).