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Chris Clackum, NBC News

Now that you're getting settled in for your first or another year of college, there's something to keep in mind that can help when you graduate.

Parents of college students might want to listen to this, too, because, after all, it's your money.

Considering that more than a quarter of a million college graduates worked for minimum wage last year and that millions more are in jobs today that require no more than a high school diploma many in the business world say maybe it's time to recalibrate your curriculum.

"No matter what your major is, you want to try to think about what employers want, not necessarily think what your school wants," said CNBC's Kelli Grant.

Grant asked recruiters to list the best courses college students can take to better their chances at landing a job.

Their answer: classes in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, professional writing and most definitely business.

"It helps you be a better employee if you understand how your business works, and that will let you understand how you can make a difference," Grant said.

Leadership Studies is another class recruiters recommend and, interestingly, theater arts.

"It helps to have some comfort speaking in public, making your case, and that's something you could get through a theatre arts course," according to Grant.

She said recruiters also urged students to take something that's heavy in internships again, regardless of major.

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