College is all about understanding who you want to become and what it will take to get there. No matter what industry you want to go into everyone needs to have some basic skills. These five classes can help students develop a knowledge base that will serve them in life after college.
Economics offers the basics in how almost every facet of our daily lives works. From the more simple concept of supply and demand to the specific science of macro and micro economics, the study of economics, even on its most general level, offers every college student a framework for life’s basics. College offers the opportunity to study anything of interest but it is important to be able navigate life’s basic concepts and an intro to economics goes a long way to accomplishing that.
Psychology courses will help you understand the behavior and actions of anyone you come in contact with. Whether it be fellow students or future colleagues, these classes will give you a deeper understanding of the brain. This will help you interact and communicate well with others. By the end of your psychology class you’ll be well versed in how to interpret the different behaviors and emotions of others.
Having a productive interview is purely based on how well you can sell yourself and getting the interview in the first place is determined by the ability you had to market your abilities. See where we’re going with this? Regardless of what job or graduate school you want to go it will be much easier to achieve your goals with a simple understanding of sales and marketing.
Speaking with confidence in front of a crowd or even just one-on-one with a co-worker is one of the most important skills anyone could have. The way you handle yourself and present your ideas are just as important as the words that are actually coming out of your mouth. So, do yourself a favor and spend a semester learning some of these tricks. Whether you’re a doctor or working on wall street, you’ll be happy you did.
Every new innovation is built on top of technology and frankly, most services are now enabled by technology. Taking a computer science class in school will give you a deeper understanding of how the tools you use everyday actually work. Plus, wouldn’t it be cool to learn how to build the next Uber or Facebook?