Post # 61
- Wedding: March 2017 - Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
I got my BFA in Graphic Design, and am currently working as a graphic designer! Have been since immediately after graduation, and have worked in different industries (currently in data tech). It’s a tricky degree, I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone but if you network well and are talented in design it’s a reliable way to make good money. I’m planning to work up to a Creative Director or Director of Marketing position over time, those are extremely lucrative and if you’re at the right location you can make six figures easily. I’m doing above-average in pay compared with my peers I graduated alongside, but I think about 90% of them are all employed in graphic design now so it’s a field that translates well from degree to actual career.
Post # 62
I have a degree in Business/Marketing which got me a job as a secretary. While in the that position I pursued a degree in Accounting. The combination of the degrees has gotten me to my current position as the Assistant Executive Director of a state government agency. I handle our finances, budgeting, administration, public relations, etc.
Post # 63
M.Ed. And I’m an English teacher. Yes, my degree (well, my Bachelor’s) was essential for my career. Most teachers need and have a Master’s as a way to improve classroom management and instruction or for leadership roles. You can’t advance in teaching up the pay scale or into an admin position (if you choose) without a specific degree.
Post # 64
My undergrad degree is in political science and history. I just got my JD. I’ll be working for a judge in August, so my grad degree helped me but my undergrad degree did not.
Post # 65
I have my Bachelors in Finance and I am a AVP of a loan department
Post # 66
Economics and international relations and I teach English in a Japanese private school…
Post # 67
My bachelors is in English literature and my masters is in management.
I’m a pharmaceutical account manager — pharma sales for large accounts within a geography. My degrees pretty much have nothing to do with my job. It is more of a personality/fit thing.
Post # 68
My degree is not related to my job. I majored in Mathematics with a plan to teach high school Calculus then teach at the university level. I’m currently a Portfolio Compliance officer for an asset management firm. I’ve actually never taught.
I worked part time for an investment firm in college and that turned into a great full time opportunity in activity trending and data mining. Though my masters degree in Taxation is forever in progress, I’ve honestly learned more on the job and studying independently.
Post # 69
- Wedding: June 2017 - A Historic Inn
BA in history and secondary education. I am a middle school business teacher!
Post # 70
I double majored in Gender and Identity Studies and Psychology, but I dropped out 3 years in. I worked my way up without a degree, and found that experience mattered way more to my employers than education did. Before I made the move to freelance consultant, I was working as a business development strategist for an international firm. The skills I honed in university definitely helped (i.e. smart researching, being able to translate dense technical jargon into everyday speech, critical thinking, etc.) me to be successful in my field, but I pretty much picked everything up as I went. I agree with PP that majoring in Women’s Studies has such a profound effect on how you think, communicate and relate to people.I found that I was always the person who was challenging ideas, questioning perception, and making sure that our service offering aligned and resonated with our audience. That course definitely made me more ‘aware’.
Post # 71
Degree in social work. Job, insurance adjuster. Definitely use my crisis management, interpersonal communication, counselling and basic pharmacology skills/knowledge every day with clients but not in the setting I was expecting.
Post # 72
- Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek
My bachelor’s is in English, and I doubt I could have found a good job with just that. I got my master’s in English education, and I’m a middle school English teacher. I’m currently working on a certificate in administration, so that I can become an assistant principal or work in central office.
Post # 73
- Wedding: Malibou Lake Mountain Club
master of social work; social worker/therapist 🙂
Post # 74
I have a degree in Writing and I’m a freelance writer. However, I didn’t become a freelance writer until about 6 years after graduating. I worked in IT first and before that I worked in the service industry. I probably could have become a freelance writer without my degree. In my opinon Writing and English degrees don’t mean a whole lot; they’re easy to get and they don’t guarantee good work. By contrast, my husband just graduated with a math degree (undergrad) and had a job offer in hand 1 year before graduating. He already makes more than I ever made. STEM degrees are definitely in demand and more people recieve humanities degrees than there are jobs. The only reason I got a job out of college was because I worked at my school’s IT help desk.
Post # 75
I have a Bachelor’s in Medical Laboratory Science and work at a hospital as a Medical Laboratory Scientist!