Post # 1
Hi Bees!! I am just curious in what degree you have and what your current job is.
Also if your degree helped you get your current job or if it didn’t really help at all.
When I first started college I went with a degree I would enjoy instead of one I knew I could get a job with. Now I have a year left of college and I’m worried that my degree will not help me get a job at all!
Post # 2
My undergrad degree is in Spanish/political science and I don’t use it and never have even when I first graduated. But I have a master’s in public health and am a project manager for in public health research so I definitely use my degree and it helped me to get my current job.
Post # 3
I have a Creative Writing Degree with a Theatre minor. I now work for an investment firm and specialize in retirement plans.
My job helped me originally get into the workforce. To quote the guy that hired me, “well, you can write and talk.” I put in 4 years in Call Centers before moving to an analyst position and then to my current company. It’s a hard path, but it can turn out fine.
Post # 4
I have a bachelors degree in elementary education and a first grade teacher. I was very fortunate to pick a very specific degree. 🙂
Post # 5
Curlycupcake : thank you! I am considering getting my masters so maybe that will help me out!
squirrelly1982 : that’s good to know! I just hope I don’t feel like I wasted money on a degree I won’t use for my future 😖
Post # 6
ReallyaReeves : Degree is in international relations (foreign policy/security studies focused) and I’ve worked as a litigation paralegal since graduation. While this isn’t the exact career path I envisioned as a student, I love it and I’ve been really successful. My college studies helped me increasing my reading speed (super clutch in my job when doing huge doc reviews for discovery) as well as my research and writing skills (something I use daily). Many liberal arts degrees could have honed those skills, but IR was just the most interesting to me and it’s a topic I’m still passionate about and continue to study on my own time.
Post # 7
I majored in communications and am now a techincal writer at a financial company. My degree helped me get my job, but I think my journalism experience in internships etc. helped me out even more. What is your degree and what do you want to get into post-grad? I wanted journalism but would settle for anything writing-related, and that’s exactly what I got! I’m happy that I took the risk of applying for something that wasn’t exactly in my field; it’s a good job with good coworkers, and much more flexible than if I were in journalism.
Post # 8
Degree: Bachelor of Business Admin concentrated in Mangement & Org Stdies
Job: HR Manager
Yes, my degree helped me get my current job (or get me on the career path that eventually lead to this job). It’s directly related and honestly I find that people with this sort of background are more effective in this job than those with an unrelated academic background.
Post # 9
I have an AA in Interdisciplinary Studies. Currently working towards my BS in Interdisiplinary Studies (studying Religion, Life Coaching and Psychology). My job which I have been in for 10+ years is Assistant Compliance Manager to a Registered Investment Manager.
Post # 10
ReallyaReeves : Associates degree & currently working as a loan officer. I feel like my degree helps to some extent, but I didn’t like school & never knew what I wanted to be when I “grow up.” I still don’t know.
Post # 11
I was a journalism major and I currently work as a marketing specialist. My journalism degree was one of the preferred subjects when I applied for this position so it does align! I will note that my first job out of college was in a call center but it was a start up and because of my writing skills/experience I helped lay some of the ground work for call scripts and helped with marketing pieces. Gotta start somewhere!
Post # 12
My degree is in computer science and I am a software developer. 100% related to my job haha
Post # 13
I have a bachelors of science, a masters in public health and a doctor of vet med. I currently work in the pharmaceutical industry after working my way up from an entry level position that only required a basic science degree. So years of experience, rather than advanced degrees, got me to my current job. Truthfully I would love to work as a vet, but the hours are horrendous and the salary even worse 🙁
Post # 14
fishery economics degree.. I’m a fishery economist. I was hired to do exactly what I did for my dissertation, basically.
Post # 15
Degree: Visual Communication with Graphic Design Emphasis, Fine Art Minor
Job: Creative Specialist a.k.a. fancy title for a Graphic Designer
My degree is fairly specialized, but there are lots of different kinds of graphic design jobs out there. Plus, I can always do freelance, which isn’t always the case with a lot of careers. I did a graphic design internship for a year while I was in college which was a big factor (experience with a non-profit) in getting the job I have now.