(Closed) What did you Major in?

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Undergrad: I double majored for a BA in art history and french

Grad: MA in art history, working on a PhD in art history (specialty, 19th century french)

I was JUST hired as a part time tour guide at the Capitol, in Washington, DC. I’m also still writing my dissertation, and Fiance is cool with me working part time. My ultimate goal is to work full time as a curator/researcher at a museum.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee

Im in my third year as a psychology major. I know it will never get me anywhere and I don’t plan for it to. It was the easiest and quickest degree I could get after I transferred out of nursing. I’m planning on getting an MBA when I’m done with my undergrad. I don’t know what I want to do and an MBA opens lots of doors in many career fields

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I majored in Biochemistry (BS) with a minor in Plant Biology. I currently work for my University’s Plant Biology department on a reserach project that is heavily focused on biochemistry. I use my degree all the time. I plan to go to go back for grad school to study Plant Pathology.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have my BS degree in Agriculture Business (minor in plant science) and have a career with a seed company as a territory sales manager. I had two internships with seed companies in college as well. Agriculture is a diverse, growing field and I couldn’t imagine working in another field. I was offered my current position the fall of my senior year of college so I’ve never been out of work. 

 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I have a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and a Master of Music in Music History. Right now I am working in a different field full-time, although I perform on the side. I am currently deciding whether I will go back to get my doctorate in music or just choose another career path completely.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

It makes me nervous/intimidated to see that almost everyone here has something higher than a B.A./B.S… I think it’s because I’m 28 years old, and JUST NOW going back to college to get my B.S. It’s a 5-year program so when I’m done, I’ll be *DONE* with college forever. But now I’m starting to think that a B.S. wont be enough. :

I was having a hard time coming up with a major. I *really* wanted to major in Women’s Studies and Italian, but my English prof told me “Just remember, you don’t want to end up working at a non-profit organization your whole life… you actually want to make money.” Hah.

She strongly suggested finding colleges that offered an interdisciplinary major. (Basically, you take 2 fields and combine them.) But the current university I’m going to doesn’t offer that. But I always thought that was a great idea/option for those of us who love many things and can’t decide on just 1 thing in which to major.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

BS: Business Administration (but everyone had the same major since it was a small business school, my concentration was in Public Accounting)

MS: Accounting

I work in corporate tax, so yes. I would have never been able to become a CPA without a business/accounting degree.

Post # 24
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Helper bee

B.A. (Honours) History (minor in Anthropology)

Masters in Environmental Studies (focus on History)

Unemployed.

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Comm with minors in psych and music. Full disclosure: I left during my senior year because I didnt want to take math and yoga/electives.

But no, my jobs havent been in my fields: I work in the finance side of the mortgage industry now.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

B.A. in Communications and Professional Writing.

I currently have an office job, in charge of hiring, training, coaching of employees, so more like HR work. I do think however that my writing and communications education helped me in knowing how to deal with employees. 

Post # 27
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Worker bee

Undergrad: 
Started out in Psychology

Switched to Sociology

Switched AGAIN to Economics and so glad I did. I knew it would be really marketable and much more practical because I doubt I would have ever wanted to be a Sociologist or Psychologist. 

 

Currently working as a Business Analyst for a market research company. Still debating whether or not to get an MBA. 

Post # 28
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Worker bee

I have a B.S. in Education with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies.  I’m working for an HOA in Las Vegas, so I’m kind of using my degree, but would love to get to use it more!!!

Post # 29
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

BS in Civil Engineering with and emphasis in Environmental Engineering

I do have a job in Civil Engineering but it’s on the structural side as opposed to the environmental side

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@LadyMoriarty:  You will be fine, I promise. 45 other people interviewed for the position I am in now…and they took the college dropout with tattoos and a music background. Why? Other than my natural charisma (**kidding**), I had a good amount work experience to my resume: sales/marketing, HR, training.

I have yet to interview for a job where an offer wasnt made. Sure, not having finished my degree may effect my salary at some places….but I’m certainly not feeling it.

So, don’t worry 🙂

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

B.S. in biology with a concentration in vertebrate zoology.  I’ve been a chemist (both in the lab and out of the lab providing expertise) for 20+ years so I fall back on the 2 years of chemisty I had to have for my degree.  I also use the physics just a little.  All the biology and high level math classes?  Never used them but I enjoyed them while in school.  I’ve always said learn what you love and it makes school much easier.

Oh and I have a minor in psychology and I use that daily.

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