(Closed) What did you Major in?

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 62
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I majored in Cinema & Television… I do work in the field, but in a job that definitely doesn’t require a degree. I’m an extra, aka “background actor.” For Non-Union, it’s a totally unreliable minimum wage job. But you get to be on set, usually don’t have to do much, and if you want to act, it’s a decent way

 to get into the Screen Actors Guild. I have no regrets, my debt’s not that bad, going to school down here helped me move here, and one way or another I’m going to work in TV 🙂

Post # 63
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I got my BA in math with a concentration in secondary education. I have a masters in Mathematics Education 7-12. I’m currently a math teacher, so it is related. 

Post # 64
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

East Asian studies with foci in Japanese language and North Korean history for three years of college, but then I switched to nursing and have my ASN along with chemotherapy/biotherapy certification and am working on my OCN.

I’m a cancer research nurse at a relatively reknowned cancer research institute, and I still study Japanese and keep up on North Korea because those are huge passions for me.

Post # 65
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I got my BA in math with a concentration in secondary education. I have a masters in Mathematics Education 7-12. I’m currently a math teacher, so it is related. 

Post # 66
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had three majors: I have a BA in Criminal Justice, a BA in Sociology and a BFA in Creative Writing.

I also have a cosmetology license which took me another year after college.

I am not using any of my degrees, but I really didn’t expect to- I chose them all because I enjoyed the subjects. I am a manager at a tech startup.

Post # 67
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@maloussii:  BA in English, dual minors in political science and womens studies. Interned in public and government relations for a health care non-profit. Went to work writing health care policy full time after graduation. I use the skills honed in my major and minor every single day.

Post # 68
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Doctorate of Pharmacy – I am a pharmacist Laughing

recently got a Masters in Nutrition – use it in life, not work

Post # 69
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Finishing my doctorate (like, literally only have to do my research — clinicals, externships, courses and licensing exams are all done) in audiology so that I CAN actually use my degrees for work!  I was previously working in a non-profit not really using either degree.  Non-profit work can be fulfilling BUT unless you’re the CEO, there’s not too much money in it (great benefits though!).  Or job stability, really.  Even though I held a pretty vital position in my department (literally no one else knew how to do 3/4 of my workload), they still eliminated my position in August due to budget concerns.

Post # 70
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

BS Biology, Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Public Health

I am a professor and I use my education every day!

 

Post # 71
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@FutureMrsBex:  Are you teaching at a college? I am currently getting a BA in English and plan on getting a masters. It seems like you did the same thing. Any advice or tips?

Post # 72
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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@MrsRichard:  I’m a high school English teacher. I might teach at the junior college level eventually, but I’m happy at the secondary level for now. Both my B.A. and M.Ed were focused on teaching at the secondary level rather than higher ed. 

Post # 73
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

BA: History

MSEd: Obviously education; the program was called “Reading, Writing, and Literacy”

I also took courses to obtain my special education certification.

I am a reading specialist/English teacher full-time, tutor at two different places, and teach an English course at the local community college…and I love it.  So yes, I use my degrees — especially since teaching English in middle school is starting to be more about teaching humanities.  

Someday I want to get my PhD in Children’s Literature, but that’s like…what I’ll do when I retire. 

Post # 74
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

BA in Sociology and Feminist Studies (double majored)

M.Ed. for Secondary Social Studies Education

I’m a high school U.S. History teacher.  I use my degrees every day, and I LOVE my job!

I tell my students to major in whatever they love, and they’ll find a career to fit.  Too many of my friends majored in something that would make them money, only to find out they hated it!

Also, I’m loving all the teachers on here!  😀

Post # 75
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

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Post # 76
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Undergrad: BS in Agriculture Education

Grad School: M.Ed in Youth Development Leadership (almost done)

I currently work as a volunteer manager in healthcare, my work experience got me my current job, not my area of study (for the most part)

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