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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    Not sure how our journalism program works. We used to have this one poster on here that's in journalism and he's pretty good at it but he doesn't post anymore. Not sure what happened to him.

    Anyhow, I don't know what the hell Greenlee Journalism thingy is, but 99% of graduates that are a part of it have a job within their first 6 months of graduating. I have a buddy who got a job at the Register before they even graduated and they've had front page articles already.

    If I could go back, I'd be in journalism, no doubt.
    I just saw that job placement thing too. I can't imagine those jobs are well-paying, though, although employment > unemployment regardless.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    I just saw that job placement thing too. I thought journalism was a dying field? I can't imagine those jobs are well-paying, though, although employment > unemployment regardless.
    They're probably replacing seasoned writers with younger writers they can pay less. If it's like any other major cities newspaper.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Initially didn't declare, but went the prebusiness route. Takes time to figure out what you want to do. Eventually ended up with a double major in Econ and Finance.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

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    Plus they make ice cream on campus

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    Re: Whats your major in?

    I'm a junior majoring in Agronomy. Lots of opportunities in Agronomy, or any agriculture field. I've had no trouble getting summer internships every summer I've been in school and placement rates after graduation are fantastic.

    Can't go wrong with with an Ag major. Agriculture is one of the most important reasons for our existence, if not the most important. People gotta eat.

    As long as you don't major in something worthless, you will do fine. Iowa State is a great school, don't waste your education here on a degree in theater or music or something like that.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    To go with joining clubs. Be as involved as you want. Dont be joining clubs to be joining. Join a few, get active in one or two. Like others said, they generally lead to bigger and better things, but not always. I know quite a few people who are up there in the Block and Bridle club who have no internships lined up for the summer, whereas I, who isnt involved, have had an internship last summer and next summer. Get involved, get different experiences that make you stand out from others.


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    Sociology and business (cause they're so much alike...). I would suggest the latter.

    You're most likely going to change your mind at least once, if not more so don't feel like you have to know what you want to do right now. Take some classes and see what you like and see if it's something you can make a career out of



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    just to hammer home the ag point some more - it's not about milking cows and planting corn if that's not your thing. We really, REALLY, need people who are interested in the fields I listed above to solve problems for agriculture.

    Things like :

    can make cows that produce less methane?
    can we engineer an animal that is resistant to [insert economically-devastating disease of choice]
    can we breed for enhanced immunity?
    can we engineer food products that have enhanced benefits for humans? (think things like Golden rice but with meat or milk)


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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Journalism and Mass Communication, with minors in Economics and Psychology (those developed because I changed my major so many times and I needed to take classes).

    Earned an MBA, but not at ISU.


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    Re: Whats your major in?

    I'll give you one guess:) Started in Construction Engineering though.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Finance.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    This is exactly what I was looking for. I've never really looked into agriculture before, definitely going to now.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Supply Chain Management.

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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by WallenIzBallin View Post
    This is exactly what I was looking for. I've never really looked into agriculture before, definitely going to now.
    Look into kinesiology or some type of design program. Lotta hot chicks in those.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Computer Engineering with a Minor in Music Technology.

    I'd like to get a job that fits both of those, but haven't been able to at this point. It's kind of a niche area, so not an abundance of opportunities.

    So far in my work experience, Computer Engineering = Software Engineering (read: Programmer). The lines between Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering get blurred in some arenas, and sometimes companies hire Electrical Engineers and force them to write software just because of circuit knowledge.

    But, given what I said above I have at least worked "in my field" (very broad statement, there). Decent early earning potential, but its a nightmare if you don't like it at least somewhat.



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