One place I see room for improvement is in the general education requirements that universities have. I understand that the intention of such requirements is to provide students with a well-rounded education.

However, students receive little or no guidance on the best way to select courses that will be useful to them while also fulfilling the requirements. Therefore many students feel that institutions are wasting their time and money by having these requirements. We all know there are students around the country sitting in Art History classes asking themselves, “why do I need to know the difference between these two cave paintings?” It would be helpful to students to share their learning goals with someone who can guide them to a set of courses that will help them meet those goals.