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Derk
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14 years, 1 month ago
If you are/were a college student, what was your major? I am currently majoring in communications, but I'm thinking it would be wise to make a change.
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    MissALibra86
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    14 years, 1 month ago
    I'm majoring in mathematics and concentrating in both actuarial science (insurance statistics) and pure mathematics. I'm also trying to minor in economics (which I like a lot also) and finance.

    And why would you want to make a change from communications to something else? How long have you been in the communications major, because I have been a math major for almost three years now. And, if you change, what would your new major be? I'm just asking.
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      Derk
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      14 years, 1 month ago
      MissALibra86
      I'm majoring in mathematics and concentrating in both actuarial science (insurance statistics) and pure mathematics. I'm also trying to minor in economics (which I like a lot also) and finance.

      And why would you want to make a change from communications to something else? How long have you been in the communications major, because I have been a math major for almost three years now. And, if you change, what would your new major be? I'm just asking.


      I've just lost all interest in the major, to be honest. And I have no idea what I'd want to switch to. Admittedly, I made this thread to try and get some ideas.
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        MissALibra86
        521 Posts
        14 years, 1 month ago
        How about math? ;) Just kidding (unless you like math, that is)!

        Anyway, what do/would you like to do in life? What hobbies, interests do you have? Did you have a favorite subject in school? My favorite subjects were math and english, and I liked math because it challenged me to become better at it.
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          Derk
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          14 years, 1 month ago
          MissALibra86
          How about math? ;) Just kidding (unless you like math, that is)!

          Anyway, what do/would you like to do in life? What hobbies, interests do you have? Did you have a favorite subject in school? My favorite subjects were math and english, and I liked math because it challenged me to become better at it.



          I am horrible at math. I do great in every subject but math. I love music, but from what I've been told, a degree in music is fairly worthless. I'd also like to work with computers, but the amount of math courses required for the degree makes it impossible for me.
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            chadman50513
            64 Posts
            14 years, 1 month ago
            well if u like sports, how bout sports management?
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              Derk
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              14 years, 1 month ago
              chadman50513
              well if u like sports, how bout sports management?


              I could be wrong, but I don't think the school offers that.
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                Cambion
                335 Posts
                14 years, 1 month ago
                I majored in game design for a year and then figured out I couldn't animate worth a shit (the traditional way, that is), so I switched over to graphic design. I'm having a lot more luck with my current major.

                I also tossed around the possibility of pursuing a psychology major, but I decided I'd just grab some books by Freud out of the nearest bargain bin and just do some reading myself. I realized I was more interested in just learning about the subject and not really interested in applying it to a career.
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                  14 years, 1 month ago
                  Derk, how about nursing? Anymore unless if you're in nursing you don't get job security :(

                  however I am going back and getting my microsoft office certifications so I can get an office job somewhere. maybe I will get job security there.
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                    Derk
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                    14 years, 1 month ago
                    adventure_of_link
                    Derk, how about nursing? Anymore unless if you're in nursing you don't get job security :(

                    however I am going back and getting my microsoft office certifications so I can get an office job somewhere. maybe I will get job security there.


                    I've actually toyed with the idea of a degree in nursing, but apparently the program is difficult to get into where I go. The idea of being put on a "waiting list' turns me off to that choice. I've also thought about a degree in business, but just like every other idea I have, I always worry I won't be able to get a job with that degree.
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                      14 years, 1 month ago
                      Derk
                      I've actually toyed with the idea of a degree in nursing, but apparently the program is difficult to get into where I go. The idea of being put on a "waiting list' turns me off to that choice.

                      Hot damn, with this big nursing shortage, this is where I'd last expect a waiting list..
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                        80skidAK
                        701 Posts
                        14 years, 1 month ago
                        If you're worried about a business major not really giving you a lot of opportunities, is it possible for you to pick up a minor as well? Having a "practical" major combined with a less practical but put potentially interesting- to employers- minor might be a good idea.

                        I did something kind of similar but in reverse- English major, with a minor in Econ. There aren't a lot of English majors with business sense, or Econ people who can write. Employers liked that.
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                          Derk
                          1422 Posts
                          14 years, 1 month ago
                          I probably just need to go and ask the departments these questions, rather than relying on here say from outside sources around the school. I know that's just stating the obvious.
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                            SSJ_Jup81
                            4806 Posts
                            14 years, 1 month ago
                            Since going back, I ditched Liberal Arts, and am now going for my Bachelor's Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Education. Glad I don't have to go for too long, since some of my credits should transfer over from when I went years ago. I just started back last month (online), so that I can still job search. Right now, my graduation date is August 2011, but that should come down once all my transcripts from my previous schools are evaluated.
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                              MissALibra86
                              521 Posts
                              14 years, 1 month ago
                              Did you take your Gen ed requirements at your school? Maybe you will find out what you like from those classes.

                              Nursing and education are popular majors at my school. Have you thought about becoming some sort of teacher? And yes, sadly there's a waiting list at my school for the nursing major also.

                              Accounting- I heard this is a good major but I personally think it's a bit boring. I took 2 accounting classes so far and while I liked them, that's all the accounting I will be taking.

                              Do you like to write? Work with people? Work in the outdoors? Am I starting to sound like one of those redundant career tests? (by the way, taking one of those tests or talking to your counselor is probably a good idea.
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                                Dave_Lino
                                584 Posts
                                14 years, 1 month ago
                                My Major is Meteorology. Something i have been interested in for many years.
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                                  SSJ_Jup81
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                                  14 years, 1 month ago
                                  I'm not sure if this is pertaining to me, but I'll answer anyway.
                                  MissALibra86
                                  Did you take your Gen ed requirements at your school?
                                  Most of it. I was doing a two-year degree in Liberal Arts. I got all my requirements then, 'cept for History (I think I needed one more), Math (I needed one more), English Lit (I took Creative Writing as opposed to an Eng Lit class, I already got my basic Eng requirements), Lab Science (I flunked Chem when I took it), and Psych. I had enough credit hours, though, to transfer them to a four-year university and skip out on the AA and go straight for the BA.
                                  MissALibra86
                                  Nursing and education are popular majors at my school. Have you thought about becoming some sort of teacher? And yes, sadly there's a waiting list at my school for the nursing major also.
                                  I'm going for Teaching. After I get my BA, I'm going to work on my Teaching licensure stuff.
                                  MissALibra86
                                  Accounting- I heard this is a good major but I personally think it's a bit boring. I took 2 accounting classes so far and while I liked them, that's all the accounting I will be taking.
                                  I went to business school for Computerized Accounting years ago. I graduated from there with like 3.5 GPA too. The school was supposed to have helped me with finding a job, but never did, unfortunately. The bit of accounting I knew has left me. If I don't use something, I forget it.
                                  MissALibra86
                                  Do you like to write? Work with people? Work in the outdoors?
                                  I like to write, but I'm not a good one. Before I graduated High School, I wanted to go to school for Journalism, since I liked it so much, but was talked out of it by my mother.

                                  I don't mind working with younger people, hence my wanting to be a teacher. I like to share what I know.

                                  I hate working outdoors, though. I'm an "inside" type person.
                                  MissALibra86
                                  Am I starting to sound like one of those redundant career tests? (by the way, taking one of those tests or talking to your counselor is probably a good idea.
                                  Yes, you are. I felt like I was taking a career test. lol
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                                    Ilikethepixies
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                                    14 years, 1 month ago
                                    I have a secret for you Derk:

                                    This is something that very few college students (including myself) don't know:

                                    For a lot of jobs, it really doesn't matter what your major is. A college degree just shows your prospective employeer that you have made a significant monetary and time investment in something and followed it through.

                                    Also, a bachelor of science degree is always worth more than a bachelor of arts in the career marketplace. Unless you plan on becoming something in the artistry field(s), get yourself a science degree. They are arguably more demanding, but the importance lays in that every bachelor of science has analytical skills.
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                                      Nashida
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                                      14 years, 1 month ago
                                      Do you work well around kids at all Derk? I'm currently majoring in Elementary Education with a concentration in Spanish right now, and I hope to start student teaching/field study in the fall.
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                                        MissALibra86
                                        521 Posts
                                        14 years, 1 month ago
                                        Hi SSJ Jup, my "career test" was more directed toward Derk - I'm sorry I did not make that more clear. I liked reading your response, though, and you seem to know where you are going in your career. I think you will make a great teacher, and teachers are sorely needed in schools. If I had more of a backbone toward kids I'd be a teacher also - I just don't feel I relate well to kids in an authority kind of way.

                                        Derk - maybe you'd like to take my "career test?"

                                        Nashida - I love your Link avatar!
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                                        I'm not messy. I'm organizationally challenged ! -Garfield

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