Are Business Majors Harder to Love?

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Business majors may not be landing in their ideal careers, according to some recent studies. They’re least likely to report caring about their jobs after college, and they’re not as financially secure as you might expect. While in college, they get less emotional support than students focusing on other areas of study do, new research shows.
According to a report released on Thursday by Gallup and Purdue University, just 9 percent of business majors received emotional support from their college faculty and staff. Researchers asked some 30,000 adults who graduated from college whether they had professors and mentors inspired and encouraged them while in school. Business majors answered more negatively than those studying social sciences and education, science and engineering, or the arts and humanities.

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