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    Re: Whats your major in?

    If you're worried about finding a job, don't worry about any specific major TOO much.

    Just know how to market yourself to the jobs you find most interesting. Then when you get the job, work your *** off so you have some good references. That's what it boils down to.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Currently working towards an associates degree at DMACC, and then plan on going to the University of Dubuque for Aviation Management. Wish I could go to Iowa State though. Got to follow the dream I guess!


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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Elementary Education!


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    Re: Whats your major in?

    I wish I went to ISU, but went to Coe to play baseball. Regret that decision, because I had to stop playing due to a shoulder injury after my Soph yr. Graduating next Sunday with Accounting, business, and Environmental Studies



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    I now tell people I graduated in Supply Chain Management, but at the time I think it was called Production and Operations Management. At that time there was a fair amount of course overlap between Industrial Engineering and my major, but I think that was short-lived. To the OP - if you go the supply chain management route and have interest in manufacturing I suggest taking some engineering related courses or better yet get involved in some of the technically oriented clubs like Baja or something like that. I took a fair number of engineering related courses as electives and they have been very helpful to me, but most of my career I have been fortunate to have people take a chance on me in positions that are otherwise filled with ME, ABE or IE grads.

    As for the MBA, if you're a business grad, I agree with those that think it has limited value. I completed it (mainly because my employer paid for it) at another university whose program was highly ranked and it was probably 90% review of things I learned in undergrad or in 10 years or so working. However, I think if you are educated in a technical or scientific field an MBA can be very valuable.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCYWX View Post
    Crap.
    And now he's reincarnated. You must have screwed up the last try.


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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Bachelor of Liberal Studies FTW!



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry here! I wasn't the type that wanted to do research, so I took a year off before starting graduate school. I looked into physical therapy and community health (mainly because I hit it off with the guy who heads Illinois's Community Health while working a summer job), and ended up going the PT route. Graduating in two weeks and taking boards in July! I know there are at least a couple other PTs on this board, so if you wanted to ask any questions about health sciences, feel free to get ahold of us!



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    I'm going to argue that the community college thing is not a good financial deal if you think you might want to be an engineer. Know a lot of kids who did this but did not get enough of the math in early enough and paid two years for community college and three or four more at Iowa State.



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    Started as a voice major...then discovered I didn't like opera very much. Switched over to Accounting. Left WSU with my MRS & eventually picked up my PHT. Since hiring on at ISU, I've taken a number of ag & sci courses related to my job, and have found that I have an unholy affinity for organic chem. Who knew? I avoided science like the plague in high school...



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by carvers4math View Post
    I'm going to argue that the community college thing is not a good financial deal if you think you might want to be an engineer. Know a lot of kids who did this but did not get enough of the math in early enough and paid two years for community college and three or four more at Iowa State.
    Agreed, it is the folks who have no idea what they want to do that suffer by choosing to go to a 4 year school right off the bat. However, I have noticed that more and engineering courses are being offered at CC's across the state. Graduating in four years with the first two at a CC would pretty difficult, but it's definitely possible to get 1-3 semesters worth of meaningful transfer credit from a CC to bring in to ISU.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Supply Chain Management.

    Minor in *** Kickin' and Bubble Gum Chewin'.
    ...but what if he's all out of bubble gum?



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Look into kinesiology or some type of design program. Lotta hot chicks in those.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Agricultural Engineering is mine. Mixture of two great colleges between Ag and Life Sciences and Engineering. Small class sizes, and great faculty support. 98% placement rate by graduation, and rated as the 3rd best agricultural engineering program in the nation.

    Kick-*** new building is just about to be completed, just in time for my graduation. Yayyy



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    Currently in an engineering project management role so it varies by the day how much of my background I utilize.



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