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In our latest video discussion, Dr. Amy Morgenstern, founder and CEO of Blue Stars Admissions Consulting, joins Jin Chow, Co-founder and COO of Polygence, to debunk common myths about the career and income prospects associated with STEM and humanities majors.

Insightful Highlights Include:

  • Majors and Career Paths: Often, we hear that choosing a major directly correlates with future earnings and career trajectory. However, this conversation sheds light on why this isn’t necessarily true.
  • Earning Power Over Time: It might surprise you to learn that the earning advantage seen in STEM fields can diminish by the age of 40. This shift occurs as quickly evolving technical skills can become obsolete, whereas the skills cultivated through a humanities education remain highly valuable and applicable across various industries.
  • Skills That Matter: Jin and Dr. Morgenstern discuss essential soft skills—like communication, problem-solving, and teamwork—that employers truly value and how these are often honed in a humanities-focused education.
  • Real-World Insights: Jin Chow shares how her humanities background was instrumental in her success as an entrepreneur, highlighting critical skills such as empathy and effective communication.

Why This Matters for You:

Whether you are preparing for college or planning your career, understanding these dynamics can significantly influence your educational and professional decisions. Blue Stars Admissions Consulting is dedicated to guiding students through the college admissions process with a focus on long-term career success, regardless of their major.

Watch and Learn

We invite you to watch the full discussion on our website and gain a deeper understanding of how your educational choices can impact your career. This enlightening conversation offers valuable perspectives whether you are drawn to the humanities or STEM fields.

Reach Out for Expert Guidance

Embark on your educational journey with confidence. Visit Blue Stars Admissions Consulting and Polygence for personalized advice on college and career planning. Let us help you unlock your full potential.

Find Out More

For a deeper dive into the value of humanities versus STEM majors, we hope you read Jin Chow’s article in Forbes. With her unique background in comparative literature and expertise in multiple languages, Jin offers a compelling perspective on the critical importance of humanistic skills in today’s education landscape.

About the Author: Amy Morgenstern

Dr. Amy Morgenstern, affectionately known as Dr. M, is the founder and CEO of Blue Stars Admissions Consulting. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and an MFA in contemporary art. A former professor of philosophy, honors program associate director, and assistant to the director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Dr. M brings a wealth of academic and multicultural experience to her practice.

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