I am convinced that there is no ruder question than What are you going to do with that major? In the case of a newly-minted B.A. in history and American Studies, I get that question a lot (the answer: grad school!). But it’s nice to know that just about everyone’s in the same boat this time of year.
Here’s a self-esteem deflating comic from XKCD explaining, in verse, why “Every Major’s Terrible.” Feel free to sing along!
Personally, I don’t see anything disparaging in the lines about history majors — tenure is the holy grail, and teaching for 40 years is a consummation devoutly to be wished. But that virology verse is hilarious.