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    What's your major?

    What did you major in? BS? or grad school? or no degree? Is there anything else you would have done had it not been for money/time/difficulty of courses etc. ? Did you double major? Is your current job related in any way, shape, or form to what you went to school for or what you did in school?

    For example, I'm majoring in ChE, and would like to go to grad school for nuclear or petroleum engineering. If it weren't for the whole starting over thing or the lack of pay in the jobs thing, I would've liked to have majored in Philosophy or Economics. In my experience with internships, those used only a small part of what I learned in school, mostly they just used the problem solving skills that I have picked up along the way.


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    Re: What's your major?

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    What did you major in? BS? or grad school? or no degree? Is there anything else you would have done had it not been for money/time/difficulty of courses etc. ? Did you double major? Is your current job related in any way, shape, or form to what you went to school for or what you did in school?

    For example, I'm majoring in ChE, and would like to go to grad school for nuclear or petroleum engineering. If it weren't for the whole starting over thing or the lack of pay in the jobs thing, I would've liked to have majored in Philosophy or Economics. In my experience with internships, those used only a small part of what I learned in school, mostly they just used the problem solving skills that I have picked up along the way.
    You just figured out half of what you should have learned in college. Congratulations! Now learn how to work with others and get along with people and your education will be complete. You have taken your first step into a larger world!

    As for me, Poli Sci degree, with an Entrepeneurial Studies minor.


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    Graphic Design


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    Re: What's your major?

    Masters student in Mechanical Engineering and Biorenewable Resources and Technologies



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    Re: What's your major?

    It doesn't matter what I majored in because I'm not using it. Good thing I didn't spend to much time learning that stuff.

    If I could do it all over again, I WOULD.


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    Re: What's your major?

    Beer and xBox.



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    Re: What's your major?

    Double majored in Journalism and Mass Communication and Political Science with a minor in Environmental Studies. I'm currently in grad school for education and using very few of the hard skills I learned from undergrad (besides research). However, like you mentioned, a lot what is applicable are some of those intangibles that I picked up along the way like problem solving, communication, and playing well with others.


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    Re: What's your major?

    Majored in Psych, after starting in Ag Education. Picked up an English minor for fun, and was done in 4.5 years. Decided against grad school, so far.

    In retrospect, woulda done the same.



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    Re: What's your major?

    Cyclone Fan...nah right now I'm pre business but will want to be go into the area Sports Management or Sports Marketing.



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    Bachelor of Architecture May 2006



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    Re: What's your major?

    I used to ask this question to a lot of one nighters...


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    Re: What's your major?

    chemistry-bs
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    bichem-and nuclear engineering-ph.d double major


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    Re: What's your major?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    I used to ask this question to a lot of one nighters...
    Jill and Rosie don't count.



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    Jill and Rosie don't count.
    Jill and Rosie and the rest of their soho friends....


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Cyclone Fan...nah right now I'm pre business but will want to be go into the area Sports Management or Sports Marketing.
    Small Market for those positions in Iowa


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