Worth it to get a minor before graduating?

Hi monkeys. I have a pretty dumb question but have been struggling a good bit trying to figure this out, and I felt like you all would have some good perspective for me. I'm graduating next Spring and will join FT in MM IB. I had a good bit of AP credits going into college, so I will be done with all my graduation requirements at the end of this semester (majoring in business/finance at non-target).

My question is if it's worth getting a minor before graduating to give me something to do in college. It would be a joint minor in literature/history so probably pretty useless for future recruitment. I've already taken a couple of classes, which have been pretty interesting. But it's a ton of reading and the extra classes would make my schedule kinda rough.

So I guess what I'm really asking for those that graduated, what do you regret more: not taking more cool, interesting classes in college or not spending more time with friends and wasting time? 

Comments (6)

Oct 27, 2021 - 1:39pm

You don't have to minor in something if you don't want to.  You can just take some easy classes and some interesting classes and spend time with friends too.  You've already got a FT position lined up so what you do doesn't really matter anymore outside of your GPA generally.

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Oct 27, 2021 - 2:24pm

For GPA, is it a big deal to drop below 3.8 coming out of a non-target? I know 3.8+ is important for IB recruitment but what about PE?

Oct 27, 2021 - 2:15pm

There's no need to do a minor especially now that you have a job.  Take the classed that you enjoy and don't worry about completing the minor. I would maybe go in the middle and take a few classes that you are most interested in but don't overload yourself. For the record I'm taking 3 classes my senior spring

Oct 27, 2021 - 4:07pm

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