(Closed) What was your degree in and what is your current job?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 31
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Sugar bee

I have a bachelors degree in Mass Comm (TV/Radio). I am now working as a Recruiter at a staffing agency. This is my first “big girl” job out of college and it’s pretty far from what I studied. Staffing usually just requires a general degree and the right personality though 🙂 It’s pretty cool how degrees translate to the real world.

Post # 32
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Sugar bee

I did a history and poli sci double major in undergrad and ended up as a lawyer. I can’t even count the number of people at my law school who had one or both of those majors….not a lot else you can do with them.

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

BSc in Diagnostic Radiography, and I’m a diagnostic radiographer. I chose a vocational degree in an area i wanted to work, and it paid off 🙂

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I have a Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communication) and my current role is content coordinator for a small web design company. I’ve been here since finishing my course almost 5 years ago. My degree definitely helped me get the job, although I had a lot of outside writing experience that I think helped me more. My boss mentioned during the interview that he wanted someone with a relevant degree but that the standard of their writing was way more important to him.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

BS in Communications, currently working as a copywriter in advertising. Never thought advertising was the direction I wanted to take, but I like it well enough. I’m in pharmaceuticals so that keeps things interesting!

My degree helped in that it developed my critical reading and writing skills. Pretty helpful when I am trying to turn pages of statistical data into something interesting!

Post # 36
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I have a BA and an MA in communication and I teach public speaking at a community college. My degree is required for my job. I’ve also worked in public relations which my degree definitely helped with.

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

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FantasticFawn :  So many people at law school with either polysci/gov or english. I was surprised to not be the only BS Chemistry at my school!

 

But I’m a BS Chemistry. I dropped out of law school. I am now a chemist.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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ReallyaReeves :  well what’s your degree and what job do you want to have?

 

I have a degree in business and work in tech. degree wasn’t that relevan.. more the ability to learn fast.

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I have a BA in anthropology with a focus in arctic studies. I currently work as a senior account manager/account exec at a company that makes healthcare software (my second job since graduation). I don’t think my degree helped me to get either job; however, a liberal arts education from a reputable college definitely went a long way, especially right out of school. I was also a research assistant as an undergraduate in a psychiatry and psychology research laboratory.

Post # 40
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Busy bee

I had a degree in communications, majoring in public relations and advertising. I work in international trade shows, in managerial role overseeing the international marketing strategies implemented across all our overseas offices.

My degree definately helped but I don’t know how relevant it will be long term as marketing is now moving digital. I’m also a part time painter.

i’m considering undertaking a career change into property development bec that’s where my real strengths are, I believe 

Post # 41
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Busy Beekeeper

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ReallyaReeves :  My degree was in occupational therapy and I’m … wait for it… an occupational therapist!  Never done anything else except pre-degree.

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I have a bachelors in Biomedical Science and a PhD. In clinical science. I now work in the pharmaceutical industry as a medical advisor. My first role in the industry was in sales and iv worked my way up from there. All of my qualifications are required for me current job. 

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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ReallyaReeves :  My bachelor’s is in microbiology and I worked for a medical lab and a research lab after college (each for about a year). My degree helped get both jobs but I think having undergrad research experience was more critical for both those jobs because I already knew my way around the lab.

I went back to school for my master’s degree, in industrial hygiene, and now I’m an industrial hygienist. I do industrial health and safety consulting (air monitoring, staff support, teaching trainings, etc.). Again, my degree helped a little, but having more work experience (full time and an internship while in grad school) and a willingness to learn and try something out of my comfort zone helped more, I think.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Degree: Architecture (graduated last year! 5 year degree)

Job: junior architect at an architecture firm

A Junior Architect basically means an architect that isn’t licensed, I need to complete 7 exams and 3k hours of specific categories to actually be an architect. So the degree is a necessity because of how strict the credentials are in this field. The architecture schools have an inspection every few years to stay accredited or else anyone who graduates can’t become architects (harsh indeed)

But with an architecture degree we can go into plenty of fields: business, computer animation, graphic design, interior design, furniture design, fashion. Basically anything that requires business/creative knowledge.

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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ReallyaReeves :  I was in your same shoes about a year and a half ago! Don’t worry things work out!

I have a BA in History (which I know some people think you cant get a job with) and was just hired as the coordinator for a fine arts collection owned by the government. My degree helped a little I suppose but what really set me up is that for the last year of my undergrad I worked there and went to school at the same time. It was a lot of work and a lot of stress but TOTALLY worth it. I love my job!

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