A friend recently proposed that we should ask college students what their dream is rather than what they want their major to be. The differences between the questions is nothing less than profound in a world where the character of work in the future is largely uncertain.
The dream question speaks to their capacity for creativity. The majors question speaks to their capacity for conformity.
As the refuse of past generations becomes more intolerable, we need to graduate creatives. This has moved from interest to imperative.