Post # 1
If you could go back to college, and major in something else than what you’ve studied, what would it be and why? I don’t know why I’m suddenly thinking about this, I’m a senior and going to graduate this year with a dual degree in Philosophy and Political Science and am planning on attending law school next year. I’ve wanted to go to law school since I was in middle school and read too many john grisham novels, but I still wonder, what it would be like to be a pilot? Or a marine biologist (not to mention that I’ve only taken two science classes my entire college career lol), or an economist? What would you choose, if you could go back? Or have you gone back to pursue a passion of yours?
Post # 3
If I went over again, I would do education (because I want to be with my kids all summer), nursing, biology, or chemistry, just due to job availability. We’re trying to pay off the house within 5 years or so, so that we can comfortably have me stay at home with the kids. I have a double in geology and anthropology. I graduated in Dec and just got hired today! My job is actually a chemistry job that doesn’t need a degree and only 2 years of experience, but I have great benefits and there is a lot of possibility to move up join the company.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I would have majored either in fine arts or east asian languages and cultures (i majored in business administration with a minor in ealc). I have an awesome job right now and am very comfortable, but I would have loved to take the more “interesting” path rather than business school.
Post # 5
I would want to study abroad! Maybe in Japan or England
Post # 6
@Lovemyhubbybubby: +1 I would have done more study abroad. I spent time in Canada and Chile and was able to visit Peru, Argentina and Mexico during college, but I would have done more extended stays/studies. I would have loved to go to Europe/Asia.
I majored in Psychology and Spanish. I would not change what I studied. I attended a top ranked liberal arts school and the subjects/degree fit my interests and strengths. My internships, networking and connections are what got me my current job. I do marketing and recruiting for a charter school and I love it. My specific degree/course of study was irrelevant, the school I went to and my work experience right out of college played a larger role in my hireability.
Post # 7
I would have majored in nursing from the beginning rather than getting my Psychology BA first. Now I’m working on my 2nd bachelor’s when I could be done with my ARNP already 🙁
Post # 8
I majored in Elementary Education and English, which I’m pretty happy about. But if I studied something else, it would be either Special Education or International Studies.
Post # 9
I would have stuck with broadcast journalism. I was soon awesome in the program, but I was intimidated by people who were doing better. I switched to another degree within the comm department and I like what I’m doing now but I can’t help but to think that I could be an NFL network sideline reporter by now 🙂
Also, I would have gone to class more often…I wasn’t the most diligent student 🙂
Post # 10
@Nurse_Bee: took the words right out of my mouth! I graduated with a BA in psych too and now getting into the accelerated program to get my BSN. If only I had understood myself better then. :/
Post # 11
I would have gone into business. That seems to be where the money is.
Post # 12
@ghiagirl893: Haha, try not to let a teacher hear you say you wish you’d majored in that so you could have your summers off
Post # 13
I would have gotten a degree that was independently useful like science, math or business. I did political science also.
Post # 14
I majored in Elementary Education and am really happy. I’ve thought about going back to school for a master’s in counseling but that was drastically limit job choice. I do regret not having a job that’s motivated by money and promotions, however. I work well with incentives and bonuses.
I’ve always been intersted in Copyrighting so I might have done something in advertising, though I wouldn’t enjoy the hours!
Post # 15
If we are talking about dream job that makes money then I wouldn’t have changed being a nurse and getting my BSN. Dream degree that would never make me any money would be art history or ancient civilization history (Romans, Greeks, Celts, Sumerians, Babylonian etc). But I don’t have the personality to teach history, I just want to be able to learn all about them.