When it comes to today’s competitive job market, having a college degree is more important than ever before. College graduates get the jobs, they earn more money and they advance in their careers, unlike those with only a high school diploma. In the 1960s and 70s, high school diplomas were enough to land a hard working and ambitious kid a decent job. They might work that job for several years, but eventually, in one way or another, that high school diploma had to be supplemented by further education. Today, the bachelor’s degree has become the new high school diploma and a degree in interdisciplinary studies could very well be the stepping stone to a very successful career.