And so my advice to you, Class of 2015, is not to sweat over your major. Whatever you choose, whether it's based on your gut instinct, a whim, or your parents' wishes, will probably be wrong. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try to find the perfect match — just don't have unrealistic expectations. If you have the drive, you can translate those skills into an entirely different career.
Don't believe me? See the list of notables to the right who have done just that.
Majorly famous: They didn't know what they were doing, either
So you studied anthropology and aren't on a career path to be the next Indiana Jones? You're not alone. Plenty of people have abandoned their field of study to achieve success in other areas, from Hollywood to fightin' to political fuckery, and you can too!
JULIA ROBERTS majored in veterinary studies at the University of Georgia, but abandoned school to pursue acting. So remember: every time a Julia Roberts movie hits the theaters, a sick kitten dies.
Before the six NBA championships, the five MVP awards, and the cinematic masterpiece that is Space Jam, Chicago Bulls legend MICHAEL JORDAN studied geography at the University of North Carolina.
Hockey mom SARAH PALIN started at Hawaii Pacific College, then transferred to North Idaho College . . . then the University of Idaho . . . then Alaska's Matanuska-Susitna Community College. Finally, she returned to the U of I and earned her communications/journalism degree. So maybe all those attacks on the "lame-stream media" are just sour grapes.
Speaking of journalism, BRAD PITT majored in it too. He studied the news biz and advertising at the University of Missouri — but alas, he was too hot for the journo life.
Funnyman WILL FERRELL earned a degree in sports broadcasting from the University of Southern California. But it wasn't all for nothing: he went on to portray Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray and Anchorman Ron Burgundy.
Turns out ASHTON KUTCHER is smarter than he looks: he was enrolled in the biochemical engineering program at the University of Iowa. But not too smart&ldots; he partied too much and dropped out to model and star in Dude, Where's My Car?
Also filed in the "smarter than you'd think" department is Desperate Housewives star TERI HATCHER, who double-majored in mathematics and engineering. Show-off.
UFC Hall of Famer CHUCK LIDDELL has a degree in accounting from California Polytechnic State University. And you thought your accountant was badass.
HUGH HEFNER graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor's in psychology. You know all those blondes at the Playboy Mansion? Hef is just helping them work through their daddy issues.
Ashley Rigazio probably should have majored in theater. Or business administration. Or maybe chemistry. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.