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    What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    The useless majors thread got me thinking about this.

    Computer Systems & Network Technology, I'm not in that field but it did land me a job. I am thinking about going back for something different, not sure for what though.



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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    2x majored in econ and poli sci. One was definitely worth it; take a wild guess as to which one...



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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    2x majored in econ and poli sci. One was definitely worth it; take a wild guess as to which one...
    Seeing as you are in DC I'm actually not sure which one you're referring to.



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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardsNclones View Post
    The useless majors thread got me thinking about this.

    Computer Systems & Network Technology, I'm not in that field but it did land me a job. I am thinking about going back for something different, not sure for what though.
    BFA in metalsmithing (ISU), then MFA (SIUC) in metalsmithing.

    worth it? **** no. however i am still in the field and don't hate my life. but don't have a dime to my name.


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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Seeing as you are in DC I'm actually not sure which one you're referring to.
    Allow me to elaborate...

    Both majors could probably get me to DC, but only one actually makes me semi-useful.



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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Allow me to elaborate...

    Both majors could probably get me to DC, but only one actually makes me semi-useful.
    I figured that's what you meant



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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardsNclones View Post
    The useless majors thread got me thinking about this.

    Computer Systems & Network Technology, I'm not in that field but it did land me a job. I am thinking about going back for something different, not sure for what though.
    Accounting and it absolutely was worth it.



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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneHead View Post
    Accounting and it absolutely was worth it.
    Agreed but right now I have my doubts


    Last edited by longtimeclone; 01-20-2012 at 08:49 PM.

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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    Kinesiology and Health.
    I first landed a job in my field that was a good job, but pay was enough to live and have a little left over but not much. After having that job for 2 years, I got another job in the same field that was much better. The pay is much better. For me, it was worth it.
    However, I know quite a few people in my same major that are working in some other field or aren't making much money. I definitely got lucky, due to the fact that I knew some important people in the business and interned with them (Thanks Acceleration Iowa).
    If I had to do it all over again, I would probably do something else. (Accounting or Finance because the ceiling is much higher)


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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    Media Studies, TBD.



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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    Ag. Business and Crop Production and Physiology. I love my majors and they are VERY USEFUL. I think the guy that wrote that was a dumb**** IMO. If you have any ambition the ag field is wide open.

    https://legacy.iastate.edu/owa/redir...mary200910.pdf



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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    blow and hookers. and yes, it wad worth it.



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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    English. waste of time and money. if you are going to school make sure you have a long term goal, a degree that is worth something, or rich parents who are paying your way.



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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    I majored in screwing around, drinking and meeting coeds. Dropped out after one semester with a 0.0. Not worth it of course, but I learned a valuable lesson about responsibility that helped push me to do better and work harder, and got me to where I am today (in a roundabout way I suppose).



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    Re: What was/is your major? and Was it worth it?

    Construction Engineering.

    Absolutely worth it. Great pay and benefits. Though, it's not for everyone. Long hours - high stress - lots of travel. I love my job though so it's all worth it.



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