(Closed) What did you Major in?

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 47
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Bumble bee

I’m in my last year of Environmental Science, and I’ve had three part-time or summer jobs in my field. There are few opportunities in my field for someone with only a bachelor’s, so I’ll be pursuing another degree after I graduate. 

In my first year I was in Philosophy and Religious Studies. I LOVED it! I knew that nothing concrete would come of it, but I just wanted to learn and have some intellectual fun-time. I would joke with my friend who was also in Religious Studies that the only lucrative option would be to form a cult.

Only because I don’t pay tuition due to staff discount was I able to do this. At some point I realised that I wanted to work in the environment field, and that there are actual jobs in that field (unlike becoming a professional philosopher or a cult leader), so I switched and I love my current programme just as much. One thing I realised is that you don’t need to study something just because you’re interested in it. I can just read books and discuss with like-minded people. However, you cannot read yourself a pertinent degree or a job.

Think carefully about the opportunities in your field. Most importantly, don’t go into debt for a degree you won’t be able to use. Consider the job you want more than the studies, since your career will last a hell of a lot longer. That said, don’t do something just to get a job. Ask around, see a guidance counsellor, read up on careers to find a path that you’ll love studying and working in (and maybe that’s Literature, I don’t know, I’m just trying to help you figure it out!).

Post # 48
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

BA in world history.

Work in cardiac diagnostics and rehabilitation.

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

AAS and BS in…fashion design!

I don’t use my degree in my daily job; there are only so many places in the midwest to be a clothing designer.

I do sew a lot, though.  I used to have an Etsy shop, but now I just have a blog.  I’d love to do more with my major, but am not sure exactly *what* I want to do.

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@arathella: +1

OP, if I had it to do over again, I’d get a degree in something I liked that I knew would have plenty of job opportunities.  As an undergrad, I was given the advice “get a degree in what you love” and, while I love designing and sewing, I don’t love the places I’d have to live to do it professionally.  I’d definitely be more practical about what I studied if I were to go back to grad school.

Post # 50
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I received my BA in English in May and now I am working in Business.

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

BS in chemistry/secondary education

MS Ed (Masters in Education) in Cirriculum and Instruction.

I use my degrees everyday.  I am a high school science teacher.

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@MrsZynxy:  🙂

 

i also majored in music.  However, I am currently working as a special education assistant.  Go figure, lol.

Post # 53
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

BS: Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Worked in biotech as a research associate.

BA: Psychology. Never worked in that field. After undergrad, I was offered a job as a research associate for a twin study in cognitive aging and psychopathology. I would have LOVED to take it, but alas, I was poor and the biotech firm offered more money.

BS: Nursing. This was part of my accelerated BSN to MSN bridge program.

MS: Nursing. Now working as an RN!

Post-master’s FNP certification: In progress. Will be a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m majoring in English and Translation with a minor in Linguistics.

I hope I can land a job that lets me write or translate (or both) when I graduate.

Post # 55
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I have a BA in Linguistics with a minor in Education and I’m starting my MBA in March 2014.

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing

All 4 of my internships (I was an overachiever) and my current job are in the non-profit sector. I love what I do, and it doesn’t require the business calculus classes that I hated with a passion!

Post # 57
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

B.A. in English. M.Ed in English. I’m an English teacher, so yes my degrees transferred directly to my career.

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

I got a BFA in Graphic Design with Honors earlier this year.

All of my jobs except for when I worked at a fast food place in high school have been in my field. You could say that I’m passionate about what I do. 😉 

I currently have a full-time job in my field doing all the design work for a company that sells outdoor power equipment. I am the design department, lol.

Post # 59
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@MrsZynxy:  Awesome! What instrument do you play?

I also have my Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.), concentrating in Music Education, and same with my FH. We met at school, in first year! My primary instrument is flute and his is piano but he does play organ as well. I want to become a teacher (so does he) and I am working on getting my M.Mus and my general teaching certificate.

My school also did performance diplomas, if you took lessons for all four years and did a two hour solo graduation recital at the end. I received my performance diploma in Flute, and it was well earned especially since I had to stand on a stage in heels for 2 hours (strict dress code for the performances, since we were being judged and graded).

I also have minors in Political Science and History.

Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

B.S. in civil engineering, M.S. in mechanical engineering with a concentration in mechanics and materials. Both apply directly to my job as a structural analysis engineer at an aerospace company.

Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@MrsBeck:  Yay fellow Civils!

 

B.A.Sc in Civil Engineering

I work in heavy civil construction (roads, sewers, watermains, etc.). 

 

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