(Closed) If you could go back to college

posted 5 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If I went over again, I would do education (because I want to be with my kids all summer), nursing, biology, or chemistry, just due to job availability. We’re trying to pay off the house within 5 years or so, so that we can comfortably have me stay at home with the kids. I have a double in geology and anthropology. I graduated in Dec and just got hired today! My job is actually a chemistry job that doesn’t need a degree and only 2 years of experience, but I have great benefits and there is a lot of possibility to move up join the company. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I would have majored either in fine arts or east asian languages and cultures (i majored in business administration with a minor in ealc).  I have an awesome job right now and am very comfortable, but I would have loved to take the more “interesting” path rather than business school.

Post # 5
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Newbee

I would want to study abroad! Maybe in Japan or England

Post # 6
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Honey bee

@Lovemyhubbybubby:  +1 I would have done more study abroad. I spent time in Canada and Chile and was able to visit Peru, Argentina and Mexico during college, but I would have done more extended stays/studies. I would have loved to go to Europe/Asia.

I majored in Psychology and Spanish. I would not change what I studied. I attended a top ranked liberal arts school and the subjects/degree fit my interests and strengths. My internships, networking and connections are what got me my current job. I do marketing and recruiting for a charter school and I love it. My specific degree/course of study was irrelevant, the school I went to and my work experience right out of college played a larger role in my hireability.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would have majored in nursing from the beginning rather than getting my Psychology BA first. Now I’m working on my 2nd bachelor’s when I could be done with my ARNP already 🙁

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I majored in Elementary Education and English, which I’m pretty happy about. But if I studied something else, it would be either Special Education or International Studies.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would have stuck with broadcast journalism. I was soon awesome in the program, but I was intimidated by people who were doing better. I switched to another degree within the comm department and I like what I’m doing now but I can’t help but to think that I could be an NFL network sideline reporter by now 🙂

Also, I would have gone to class more often…I wasn’t the most diligent student 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Nurse_Bee:  took the words right out of my mouth! I graduated with a BA in psych too and now getting into the accelerated program to get my BSN.  If only I had understood myself better then. :/

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would have gone into business. That seems to be where the money is. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ghiagirl893:  Haha, try not to let a teacher hear you say you wish you’d majored in that so you could have your summers off Wink

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would have gotten a degree that was independently useful like science, math or business. I did political science also. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I majored in Elementary Education and am really happy.  I’ve thought about going back to school for a master’s in counseling but that was drastically limit job choice.  I do regret not having a job that’s motivated by money and promotions, however.  I work well with incentives and bonuses.

I’ve always been intersted in Copyrighting so I might have done something in advertising, though I wouldn’t enjoy the hours!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

If we are talking about dream job that makes money then I wouldn’t have changed being a nurse and getting my BSN. Dream degree that would never make me any money would be art history or ancient civilization history (Romans, Greeks, Celts, Sumerians, Babylonian etc). But I don’t have the personality to teach history, I just want to be able to learn all about them. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Double sorry. 

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