What did you Major in?

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

B.S in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics

M.S in Applied Molecular Biology

All my jobs since graduation have been in my field.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I went into college as biochem major planning on going to pharmacy school. My first year I switched to Speech Language Pathology and will be getting my masters in it. I always knew I wanted a major that had an exact career with it, such as pharmacist and speech pathologist because I wanted to know exactly what I will be doing. I’ve just started clinicals but am soo happy with my major!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA. Everything transfers to my current job as I am an Engineer. I got the MBA so that if I needed to switch careers, I’d be more marketable. So yes, I have a job in what I went to school for.

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

B.S. in Political Science – One internship was in my field, current job is not

Working on my Master’s in Organizational Development. Hoping my next job uses it, but since it’s a business type major I can say it’s loosely related to my current gig.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had 3 majors before i found the one that I LOVE.. i worked/volunteered in each one to try it out.. 

Started in Accounting.. worked in 3 accounting offices.. sooooo boring to me

Teaching.. love kind, taught sunday school but had a bad experience in my classes

Speech Therapy.. HATED it

decided i needed to find something that I love.. i love writing, how can make that a career.. ended up in Public Relations and i LOVE it and I do work in my field as a marketing assistant 🙂 im also working on my masters in public relations currently 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a B.A. in English Literature and now work as a Technical Writer.

I feel that I am damn lucky to have a job at all… English Literature? In this economy?

But, guess what… I love my job! And my English degree translates very well over to my career 🙂 If you do decide to study Literature, make sure your actual degree is a B.A. in English (with a concentration in Literature). Also, you must must MUST get internships!! And, if it’s an option, tutor for your school’s Writing Center!

My tutoring + internships are what got me my job. I love my career!! LOVE! And it’s an in-demand career; I have recruiters calling me ALL the time… but without my internships/work experience BEFORE graduating, I’d be living in a cardboard box.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

B.S. in Acting with an emphasis in Shakespearean Performance….right this moment…I do not get paid for the stuff I studied for, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t use it on a daily basis in some form or fashion!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Double major, anthropology and religion.

No, I’ve never used them in jobs.  Though I am in a field I enjoy in a research/university setting.

If I could do it again I would have stayed in school a few extra years and gotten another more practical degree that would have made more $$ from the start!  I started out pretty low and still sort of am.

FI has an English degree but works for himself.  He choose that over business because he thought the business program was kind of a joke I guess and he enjoyed english more.  I guess he knew he would never use it anyway so he wanted to do study something enjoyable.  He still did a senior business independent study though in additional his degree.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

B.S. Marketing and Database Management

MBA: Focus in Finance

I have used them in every job in that I am a Brand/Marketing Manager and have worked in Marketing or Finance since graduating.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@maloussii:  BA in politics and sociology

MPP in education, family, and social policy

It absolutely fed into my job. I use each of my degrees every day. My undergrad taught me how to read and write and my grad degree taught me how to write memos, economics, and how to understand complex statistics. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@maloussii:  BA in politics and sociology

MPP in education, family, and social policy

It absolutely fed into my job. I use each of my degrees every day. My undergrad taught me how to read and write and my grad degree taught me how to write memos, economics, and how to understand complex statistics. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

BS in Neuroscience

MS (almost!!!) in Biology Science Education

 

I’m a HS Biology teacher (not what I was originally planning when I started undergrad, but it fits in with what I studied and I love it).

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a B.S. in aerospace engineering and I have a job as an aerospace engineer.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

BS in human physiology and BA in psychology. 

I now have two different jobs thanks to one of those majors: I teach college biology (very similar field to physiology) and do physiology research. I plan to get my PhD and stay in physiology long-term. 

Psychology hasn’t taken me anywhere. Frankly I stopped loving the major, but just finished it anyway because I was so close and still had a couple semesters left before getting done with physiology.

I know these are very different from literature, so it probably doesn’t help. I do think there is probably a big difference between science degrees and liberal arts degrees as far as people staying in their field. Good luck! 

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