(Closed) Did you find a job with your BA degree?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 32
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Helper bee

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@MrsWrangler:  I’ll keep that in mind!  It’s good to hear that being a lab manager was such a positive experience for you.  I’m definitely counting on this helping me, too, but I’m worried that I may decide I want to do grad school in an area of psych other than what I’m currently involved with, because I’m still uncertain.  Do you think that would hurt my chances?  Did you stay in the same area of psychology?  I’m afraid they will think “Why is she applying for clinical?  All she’s ever done is cognitive development, how does she even know she’ll like clinical once she’s eyes deep in it?”  But then, that’s probably mainly my own concern!

Post # 33
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@NewfieBullet:  Yup, I got a job pretty quickly in provincial government in Canada. I had a lot of work experience (unrelated but I worked throughout university), and networked a lot.

I’ve been here over 4 years now. It’s not entirely tied to my degree subject-wise, but I do a lot of writing, some research… and the pay scale takes into account that I have a 4-yr degree.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I didn’t even try.. I got my BA in History (with plans for law school directly after graduating) but got into an masters in special education program with an elite autism program so I went that direction. I never planned on stopping with my bachelors.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yep! I got my BA in Communications (Public Relations & Advertising) and started a job in online marketing one month after I graduated 🙂

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ive had my BS in biology for 10 months, and still looking for a job -_-

Post # 37
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Blushing bee

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@atlbride2013:  I wish it were that easy for me! I have a degree in Supply Chain Management and since I have no experience in purchasing I’m not even considered.  Since I got a job in logistics, I’m pretty much stuck on that side of the supply chain.  Purchasing holds so many more opportunities but all the places I’ve looked at want at least 5 years experience on top of a degree Cry 

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I got my BA in Religious Studies from a liberal arts school in 08 & landed a job a few months later as a legal assistant with the coutny’s oldest law firm. Not what I wanted to do (teaching) but it pays the bills…

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I got a B.S. in biology 6 years ago that I never used.  I considered teaching biology, but then realized that I would go to jail for murder my first day because I would have killed some of these kids.

I finished a B.S. in computer science in May.  I had a co-op job for all but one semester I was in school the second time around that transistioned into a full-time job.  I graduated on Friday and started working 32 hours a week the following Monday.  A month later my paperwork went through to hire me on full-time.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Hahahahaha… What do I do with my degree? I take my friends to the primate area at the zoo.

I got my degree in anthropology/evolutionary biology in 2001 and I’ve been in HR for 9 years.  If I could have done it over again I would have gotten a business dgree.  It was a fun program of study though! 

I really feel for all you recent graduates.  It’s so rough out there right now.

Hang in there!

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@qwerty2k1:  I PM’ed you

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did a BA in English and sociology an MA in English specialising in creative writing. I now write for magazines. Here in the UK you don’t have to go to J school to get into journalism.

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I graduated with my BS in Biochemistry in May with a minor in plant biology. I realized during my undergrad that what i really wanted to work on was plant pathology specifically crops and fungi. However, it’s an election year which means nothing is being funded and you have to have funding to get into grad school in plant pathology, so I’m doing plan B right now. I’m a junior scientist in the plant bio department, but I don’t work on plants at all. I’m trying to isolate a fungal protein from a fungal expression system and I use my degree every freaking day. My lab is running out of funding and I might lose my job in december, but at least I’m working on fungi for the time being.

Post # 44
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

It took me 16 months post graduation to find a job within my degree’s field.  11 months later they went under.  My current position has nothing to do with my degree. 

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve got a BA in jurisprudence (basically, law).  I was offered my job on that basis, provided I went on to do the required postgrad diploma.

Post # 46
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Bumble bee

@NewfieBullet:  I got a job offer a month before I graduated collge, praise GOD. However, I graduated in 2003 with a BA in Communication. My first job offer was 35k almost 10 years ago. My salary now is close to 6 figures. I work in the financial industry.

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