How are multiple majors perceived in the professional world?

2017-10-21 18:12:00

If somebody has multiple apparently unrelated academic degrees what are the pros and cons of mentioning them?

Should they be included in a CV?

For example, there is no immediate connection between (say) a music degree and a STEM degree. But I believe that pursuing a broad range of professional knowledge speaks about the person in a good way. Even more, there are a lot of examples of the usefulness of having deep knowledge about multiple not so closely related areas, but I don't know if that is a commonly held view.

They don't hurt. If I saw two degrees I'd assume you were a diligent student to complete both, which would increase your chance of getting the job. That said, it would probably only matter for you first job or two. After a few years in a field, experience trumps everything on your education section.

  • They don't hurt. If I saw two degrees I'd assume you were a diligent student to complete both, which would increase your chance of getting the job. That said, it would probably only matter for you first job or two. After a few years in a field, experience trumps everything on your education section.

    2017-10-21 20:27:43