Interesting conversations happening in the comments of this post, one of which has to do with whether or not college should be career training.
As a liberal arts degree holder, I'd like to think that my kids could have that same opportunity, if they were so inclined. In my fantasy world, they use summer internships to explore career options and get to study art, literature and history in college. Am I dreaming?
Elise, an engineer, and commenter below, is the mother of 3 successful kids, one of whom got an 800 on the math SAT and is valedictorian of his class. She believes college is career training.
Thankfully, The Chronicle of Higher Education just published the Median Earnings by Major, for the practically minded.