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Starting college? Here’s how to graduate with a job

If you’re heading off to college this fall, all sorts of people have the same advice for you. Former teachers, your parents’ friends, The Wall Street Journal: They all want to help you get a job when you graduate, and they want you to earn enough out of the gate to make a big dent in your student loans, which means they’re nudging you to study engineering, math, or computer science.

Business leaders and lawmakers are always talking about how the economy needs more hard-science majors. The job market reflects this.

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