The key takeaway for college students is to think about “what are the skills that might help you thrive with the degree that you love,” said Katie O’Connor, director of content at Credit Karma.
That includes potentially pursuing double majors, internships or other strategies that will help boost your prospects at graduation.
“Don’t not major in performing arts, but look at your career holistically,” O’Connor said.
Overall, 57 percent of college seniors said they feel ready to be financially independent. Parents surveyed were even more confident, with 67 percent indicating their child is ready for financial independence.
That comes as the unemployment rate is at a 17-year low at 4.1 percent.