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Choosing the right college major is often a stress point for college students. But it may not be worth all the grief.
Former Google employee Liz Wessel, who left to become cofounder and CEO of WayUp, said it's most likely not going to matter much when it comes to your career.
"Aside from a few very limited number of professions, it's actually funny, it's more often than not that you'll see that people go into jobs that are really outside of their major," she told Business Insider.
Wessel herself studied political science, math, and Japanese at the University of Pennsylvania. She landed a job at Google straight out of college. After two years, she left to found WayUp, a job platform for college students and early-stage professionals.
There are, of course, a few caveats when it comes to the idea of your major not mattering.
Wessel listed careers like some STEM fields and even some business specialties that do call for certain majors and specific undergraduate courses. So you need to do your homework and put some thought into choosing your major. Just don't overthink it too much, she said.
Read the full article about why college majors don't really matter by Aine Cain at Business Insider.