Post # 1
My boyfriend will be graduating next year & then it’s my turn to get an education then a career. Problem is, I have no idea what I want to do with my life! I have looked into many things… psychology, criminal justice, teaching, business, etc. I haven’t any interests that I’d want to turn into a career and am looking for ideas.
What did you go to college for? Do/did you like your classes/career? How long did it take?
Post # 3
I majored in History. and I loved it. But, in terms of transitioning it into a career, it hasn’t really panned out. I ended up going to law school. So all in all, it took me 7 years. I have recently applied to a PhD program in History and a masters program. Who knows how long that will take! If I could do it all over again, I might consider nursing school. Nurses are in high demand and make very good money!
Post # 4
I majored in Public Relations but am not really using my degree at the moment – work currently in Guest Relations and Tours at Walt Disney World =) Four years of college education…yup, my parents are proud! 😉
Thinking about going back to school now, though =)
Post # 5
I’m a Psychology major. 🙂 I love it, but I didn’t plan on going into until mid-way through my freshman year. I found that Psychology classes in college were totally different from in high school. In high school it was presented to me as more of a social science. We have a very research and clinical based program, which I love.
I plan to get my Master’s at the very least, possibly PsyD. So at least 6 years of post high school ed, possibly 8.
Post # 6
I went to undergrad for communications – journalism and PR and I’m currently going to graduate school for corporate communications.
It hasn’t worked out awesomely in terms of my career…I’ve kind of gotten stuck in finance because of the economy. I’m hoping to transition to something in communications/marketing within the next or so.
Edit/addition: Undergrad took me 4 years, and graduate is taking 2.5 years (part time)
Post # 7
I majored in Marketing. I’m currently in sales/customer service for a Bank.
It took me 4.5 years.
Marketing is a great field if you can get into it. Or, if you want to do sales.
Post # 8
i got my bs in studio art (which i loved! got to do art projects all the time… but it’s a lot of extra hours) and my ms in art therapy, which i also loved… but it’s not so easy to find a job. so that’s 4 years in undergrad and 2 years of grad school.
have you gone to a career center or tried taking one of those tests that help you decide? that’s what led me to art therapy. i actually took the test which told me i’m half creative and half organized, which didn’t lead me anywhere because they said that was weird and didn’t have a career for me. so she read the list of careers and i asked about art therapy and that was it.
Post # 9
I double majored in French and Marketing. It took 5.5 years.
I have an amazing career with a medical publishing/IT company. I get to travel a lot (leaving for Vienna on Friday) and I believe that medical companies were not as hurt as other companies in the recession.
Post # 10
I majored in biomedical engineering in college. I didn’t graduate under that major, went to court reporting school, graduated from there and actually don’t work in either field :o)
Post # 11
Computer and Electrical Engineering. It took six years for both. My classes were interesting, but I think I’d have enjoyed them more (and not taken six years) were I not having a blah outlook on life.
I’m getting ready to take up a job calling people, I’m hoping it will rekindle the flame that I think school doused… I realize that I am still interested in doing what led me to my major, but for now, whenever I think of it, I don’t care. It doesn’t help that most places around here want crazy years of experience to hire.
Post # 12
I have a BA in American Literature; it took me four years. I’m not really using my degree right now (I work in HR), but in the next few years I am hoping to complete my Master’s of Library Sciences and become a service librarian. I just have to wait until my husband is done with grad school. 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
this is an interesting post!
I got my BA in Philosophy – which didn’t exactly open doors for me, but didn’t close them either. I had a lot of internships throughout college that helped me get a job later; I currently work as a youth director but I’ll be heading back to school in the Fall for my masters in social work.
Post # 14
I have a BA in psychology, and a master’s educational psychology. Since I am a school psychologist, I also needed a credential (it takes a year to get), it took me 3 years to get my master’s and credential. I love it so far, there is so much variability in this field, which is nice for since I tend to get bored easily.
Best wishes to you! Glad to hear that you feel ready to get back out there.
Post # 15
I’ve got a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. At the time my university only offered the blanket degree and now you can specifically major in Marketing. I almost did accounting though… even though I hate math and numbers, I REALLY enjoyed my accounting courses and almost minored in it.
Now, I’m a wedding photographer, so I run my own business 🙂
Post # 16
I got my BS in Political Science & History and I’m one semester away from finishing my M.Ed. I plan on going for my PhD to study legal history. I loved my undergrad classes! The plan was to go to law school but I decided that wasn’t my thing. I went in to teaching instead. My M.Ed. classes aren’t so hot but I love teaching! I don’t regret it one bit. 🙂