Well I graduated last semester and just landed a job so I guess I'll post my experience and opinions for you guys. I graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Liberal Studies which I think a lot of people here call a worthless major unless you're going to be a teacher. I started off as a business major, then switched to bio, then to L.S. I loved being a bio major but I also enjoyed writing about topics that I wanted to write about; mostly about current issues.
I guess the definition of liberal studies would be a multidisciplinary approach to solving a complex problem. When it comes to shit like climate change and the deforestation of the Amazon, one discipline alone cannot solve that problem. You need to take information from science, history, economics, the arts and humanities, etc. I think that's why I enjoyed my major, it was the freedom it gave but also the critical thinking aspect of it. I felt like I was getting an education instead of learning something so specific that it's only teaching me how to be a good worker in a certain field.
My last year at school, I was a T.A. for two upper division classes. I did this for shits and giggles but also because I could put that in a resume. Also in my last year two of my research projects/presentation/papers were so good that some of my research and information was added to two courses by two different teachers. They wanted me to take it to the next step and submit it to some board or some shit but I was lazy and didn't care about getting published.
Also on the side I was getting paid to write articles. There's websites out there that hire writers for various things like SEO writing, research, blogging, etc. I was doing that on the side as a "freelance content writer." I was also doing some free volunteer work because both could be added to my resume.
After graduation I had to find a job ASAP so I got to work on my resume. I included my previous work experience but also my writing job, my volunteer work, and my experience as a T.A. for a CSU. I pretty much wanted my resume to look like I had a lot of experience despite not holding that many jobs. I also got a letter of recommendation from one of my professors.
I now work at the worlds largest biotech company and write for an mma news website www.cagejunkies.com
If you have a specific career path that you want for yourself like a nurse, computer engineer, chemist, etc then it does make sense to get a degree in that field but I didn't know wtf I wanted to be. I enjoyed writing, making beats, and training in MMA but I had no idea what I wanted as a career so I just took the major that I enjoyed the most.