(Closed) What did you Major in?

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Post # 107
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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@musical-lady:  I’m a singer! And I play piano. I have always loved the flute! I played for a year in middle school but found that I always got too lightheaded on long passages 🙁 haha

Post # 108
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Bee Keeper

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@Taeyers:  I didn’t mean to be picky, just curious! 

I don’t think I would have a problem holding my own lol, but to be honest labs were never my strong suit so I’m not sure how I would have liked it. Doing well in lecture and on tests =/= understanding labs lol! Although I’m sure once you have done it and know what you’re doing it’s a lot easier. I had some really iffy lab coordinators that didn’t really know how to help us. 

Post # 109
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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@Ice_cream:  I feel you. I’m an “administrative assistant” right now (aka a glorified secretary) and although it’s only temporary I feel like I’m going crazy sometimes. Thankfully I was able to find a job on the weekends that is music related! What is your instrument?

Post # 110
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@Eckle:  Ugh I’ve been saying that for years. That MCB molecule is infamous among the biology and chemistry crowds, but lo and behold, they build an even more ridiculous one outside the brand new swanky research building. Who makes these decisions???

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@BlondeMissMolly:  It’s true that the TA and coordinator can make a world of difference for students. Luckily I had plenty of crappy TAs, so I knew exactly what not to do. And you’re right that having taken the lab yourself makes teaching it a lot easier. For instance I know organic chem lab is notorious for being an exceptionally difficult course, but the minimum requirement for teaching it is receiving a B in organic chem. 

Post # 111
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@Taeyers:  Probably not scientists.

O-chem lab was hell for me, we’d actually distract our TA so he would get out of our hair and let us do the lab. My real problem though was that is sent me to the ER 3 times, yay allergies, and instead of finding a way for me to complete the course safely they forced me to drop it. So I did half of the semester with all of the work, paid for the course with the extra lab fees, paid for all of my hospital bills which weren’t cheap, and what did I get? Tons of extra paperwork to get an academic exemption and had to pay for another lab to replace it -_-

Post # 112
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@MrsZynxy:  Very cool! I wish I could sing. I have a lot of friends who are singers, and they all sang opera in school. I always wanted to do that!

Lightheadedness as a beginner on flute is totally normal. It’s something that goes away after your body gets used to going without a breath for an extended period of time. When you play flute, half your air is actually wasted. The mouthpiece splits the airstream which is what makes the sound. So we have to breathe more than other instruments need to. 

Post # 113
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@Eckle:  Surprised You must be kidding! That’s the worst Ochem horror story I’ve heard yet. Literally, that sounds like a lawsuit to me. 

Post # 114
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@lina010:  Woohoo! Another female mechanical engineer here 🙂 I’ve seen you on the boards, glad there are some more of us out there. I was the only girl in my graduating class and I’m the only female at my current job.

No MBA but I do have my PE. I work in the field I majored in and I really like what I do. Every job has it’s down sides, but as of now, the pros outweigh the cons.

Post # 115
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@Taeyers:  I contacted a couple of lawyers, but none were willing to take on the University. I did complain to the head of the chem department, and I later found out that they didn’t even bother to file the incident report paperwork :/

Post # 116
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

B.A. in History & B.S. in Nursing

Currently working as an RN and starting a Phd program in Nursing.

Post # 117
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Helper bee

I am a new graduate. I originally majored in the honours program for Children Studies, with the plan to become a teacher. 

However, I began to question how committed I would be to being a teacher and began to worry about future job prospects. Teaching jobs are hard to come by atm…

I ended up switching to the humanities honours progam and graduated with honours with a BA. My studies were focused on social issues regarding children, students, UN/UNCRC policies and rights, as well as english/writing.

My goal was to get in to public relations/marketing, however I have had no luck thus far and am job hunting.

Post # 118
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I majored in Marketing, and I am not currently working in that field (two years out from graduation…mrgh). Soon, hopefully.

Post # 119
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a B.B.A in Accounting and a Master of Professional Accountancy.  I work in a CPA firm and prepare taxes and I feel it has definitely served me well, although it is not for everyone. 🙂

Post # 120
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

BA, MA, finishing a PhD in philosophy.

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@arathella:  I’m a philosophy professor/”professional philosopher,” haha. I think we as a field need to do a better job of showing students that they can have great careers with a philosophy degree so that they don’t think their only option is cult leader.

Post # 121
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@maloussii:  I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology.  However, I worked in the medical field for years and am now an attorney after obtaining a Juris Doctor.  I use my Psych and Anth training pretty much everyday in my job since my job entails contact with a diverse group of people from all walks of life.

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