What was your college major?

posted 2 years ago in College
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My major was Urban Planning. My idea was to get my MS in Architecture after graduating. However, I soon realized that it took a long time for architects to reap the benefits of their hardwork and education so after I graduated I went into IT and then into Finance. Finance was a good choice for me because it provides a very nice paycheck, good hours and benefits.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Psychology, should have done Social Work though

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Electrical engineering.  It was a familar field, my whole family is engineers, and i hated anything english/history related and excelled in math/sciences so it seemed a good fit.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Geography, Bachelor of Science. I work in the gas department doing data maintenance on the mapping system of all the gas lines in the city. So proud to actually be able to use my degree 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Miss.Casey:  I majored in Sociology, which was essentially useless (though interesting). I did work at a social services non-profit for awhile, so though it was relevant, not absolutely necessary. Now I’m in grad school for teaching.

My advice? Choose something that has practical implications in the real world. If you’re like me, that would be something like teaching or social work. Other options are nursing, engineering or computer science. I’m not saying that degrees like mine aren’t worthwhile (I learned a lot in college and was really interested in what I was studying), I just think choosing a major with a real career attached to it is helpful both professionally and personally. It allows you to focus and to hone in on something, while also giving you a real opportunity for a job when you graduate. 

There’s always grad school, though, so don’t feel like you have to choose something career-oriented if you’re not into it. Take some time after college to figure out what you really want to do!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

education! Always loved kids–but didn’t think I would like being a teacher. I finally just declared it as my major after a year of being undecided–havent looked back since! (ok–maybe once when I got my first pay check. lol jk)

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Art history/Studio art and then an advanced degree in Fashion Design. I’m a prop/wardrobe stylist in the entertainment industry so I definitely use my degrees! Which is a miracle, or so people tell me.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m in grad school for speech pathology now and I love it. I went into undergrad as a bio-chem major planning to go into pharmacy school but I wanted a more personal, active role so I switched after first semester. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Biology (conc. in Reproductive Biology), minors in Chemistry and Mathematics.  Always been interested in how the human body functions as a whole, and the natural world around us.  I was always the kid asking curious (scientific) questions with difficult answers!  Kids are natural scientists, but often their curiousity is shunned or turns into an annoyance – luckily my parents fostered mine and weren’t afraid to tell me “I don’t know! You should look it up in the library!” I find reproduction especially fascinating.

Currently getting my MPH (Master of Public Health).

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Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Film and television. I am in my 30s and going back for public relations and marketing because I love it!

 

I have only used my degree with one job….but it has gotten me into the gaming industry and I love it here =)

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Physiology and psychology (2 separate majors, not one weird hybrid). The choice was pretty simple for both, once I took introductory courses and realized how much more I wanted to learn about the subjects. The physiology major was also a very easy choice once I realized I wanted to go into research. If you consider being a PhD student as working in the field, then yes, I work in physiology. I didn’t stick with psychology because it was more of an interest than a career goal, but my psych knowledge pops up surprisingly frequently in my work anyway. 

ETA: my advice is, if you can swing it time and money-wise, to cast a wide net in terms of intro-level courses that you think might interest you. Don’t be too hasty in ruling anything out, I never pictured myself working in biomedical research when I started undergrad, but I couldn’t be happier now. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Double major in Psych/Bio and currently working towards my PsyD. Worked in the fashion industry straight out of college, but quickly found out it wasn’t for me (couldn’t deal with all of the cattiness I came across although I loved the field). I’ve always loved psychology and biology (to this day I’m a journal-reading junkie, haha) so I’m excited to finally put my schooling to use. The hubby is in the medical field so it works for us. 

I say pick a major you’re genuinely interested in but is also practical (if possible). 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

Miss.Casey:  My undergrad is in nursing.  I worked as a nurse for 4 years then went to law school.  I would not recommend either job….

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My undergrad was history. My masters degree is in Education (sped endorsement). I say get something like business unless you know you want to be a teacher, nurse, something specific. 

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