Katy Tur's advice for undergrads studying philosophy? Don't let anyone tell you your major isn't useful.
"I graduated with a B.A. in philosophy and it was by far the best major I could have taken in college," the NBC News correspondent, a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara, explained in an interview for College Game Plan.
"A lot of people in this business take journalism as a major. Others take communications," she explained.
For Tur, philosophy offered something different — something she utilizes daily while covering the Trump administration.
"It allows me to ask questions, and that is what I do every day," said Tur.
In addition, the course of study opened doors.
"It allowed me to do anything that I wanted to do. I wasn’t pigeon-holed to a certain subject."
Watch the video atop this story to learn more about Katy Tur's college journey, including the surprising parallel between her and her mother.