Cecilia Gaposhkin, Associate Professor of History and Assistant Dean at Dartmouth College, writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education, that company representatives who come to Dartmouth to hire graduates “don’t really care about someone’s major. What they want are basic but difficult-to-acquire skills. When they ask students about their majors, it’s usually not because they want to assess the applicants’ mastery of the content, but rather because they want to know if the students can talk about what they learned. They care about a potential employee’s abilities: writing, researching, quantitative, and analytical skills.” Read more.