College major

posted 3 months ago in Career
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I have a BBA in HR and an MS in HR. And I work in HR. haha. So, my job is very much related to my college work. 

Post # 32
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77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

candy11 :  I have my associate’s in teacher education, going for bachelor’s in Special Education. Working in the sp. education field right now!

Post # 33
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Bumble bee

I have a BA in Writing and my MA in Philosophy. I taught Philosophy for 10 years at three colleges until I began studying Latin. I now teach Latin at a university. So, yep, even those of us who study the “impractical” things that prompt everyone to ask, “What’re you gonna do with THAT?!” are perfectly able to find jobs in our field! 

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I got two degrees – a B.A. in professional writing and a B.S. in biochemistry. I’m a pharmaceutical medical writer now – I write reports on how drugs do in testing and send them to the clients 🙂 In college I wanted a more editorial approach, but this is related to what I like and it pays my bills, so I’m good! 

Post # 37
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Helper bee

I have a BA in Communication and Political Science. I thought I wanted to be a lawyer until I started working during my gap year as a counselor in a clinical setting for people struggling with obesity. Now I have had a HUGE change of path and have started a post-baccalaureate certification for Pre-Med! I hope to be a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Post # 39
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453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Bachelors in Social Work. Currently unemployed. 

Post # 40
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342 posts
Helper bee

BA in English Subject Matter with a credential in secondary education (I was in a hybrid program meant for those wanting to be English teachers). And currently I teach 8th grade English! 

Have you ever thought about getting a credential? Science and math teachers are always needed, and I’ve noticed that quite a few elementary schools are starting to become more departmentalized like secondary ed. So you could teach at the elementary level but only teach math and science. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

candy11 :  Mine was in Public Policy & International Relations. I’m currently half way through a degree in Business Law but don’t intend to finish. My first Bachelors was from Australia’s top uni, my Business Law degree is just coming from my current city’s Business School (still a very good school….but doesn’t seem wholly necessary).

I work in IT as a Strategic Technology Analyst for a big mining company. I out earn anything I would have earnt as a Contract Manager by far (which is why I took on the Business Law Degree) so don’t see the need to pursue it anymore. Might go back and complete it later.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

My B.A. is in Linguistics, and I also have an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.  I definitely use my college experience everyday – I’m a book editor.  There’s still a part of me that would love to go back and get a Master’s in Linguistics since it’s sort of my one true love but ALAS, money and time are scarce.

Post # 43
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Helper bee

Majored in journalism (printed media), went back to get a degree in marketing, am a business process manager with a solid background in technical writing and infrastructure engineering.  Scored full scholarship both times, so no regrets about being stuck with college loans for the degrees parts of which I ended up not using.

Post # 44
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

candy11 :  I majored in international relations and got my JD afterward.  I’m practicing criminal law with international components, so I am definitely using my degrees.  D.H. has a BS and is doing something completely different, so I think it’s rather common to develop different skillsets and do something you didn’t expect. 

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I have a BA in Liberal Studies in the Great Books. Best way to describe it is literature, history, classics, and philosphy all rolled into one. It was kind of a branch of our philosophy department but its own degree. I think the majority of people in my major went on to law school.

When I was working I was hired as a G M for a hotel based on my humanities background and the training to think critically and work towards solutions efficiently and logically. So I guess it did help me in my job field but I studied it because I loved it. I do think I’d like to get my MBA in the next few years.

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