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Posted 6/12/14

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I do have to say if you're interested in fields such as art/communications/journalism (generally the fields in which creativity and skill is required and may not be something that everyone can learn unlike other fields) is that you really have to be passionate. It is not guaranteed you'll find a job, it's not guaranteed you'll have a steady income (especially as a writer) but if you love it, then go for it. You have all the time in the world to make mistakes and learn. If you don't like it, you can transfer and do something else. There's no rush. It might be worth checking out small courses (outside of University) that go for a few weeks or a month in which you can try your hand at several different areas and learn more about the processes in which you'll be undertaking.

As for me, I deferred my placement for University from 2014 to 2015, so I'm starting next year as opposed to this year like I was originally meant to. I'll be studying a Bachelor of Media, majoring in Journalism.


Media and journalism that sounds cool!
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I just graduated with a bachelors in Communications, with a minor in film production. Personally I feel the only thing I learned was how to read and understand research, it was a good four years though. I haven't gotten a job in my field yet, still just bar-tending, but I don't feel the 30 grand of debt was worth the knowledge I gained (thank god for free online I.T. and programming courses!). Who knows though maybe I'll land a decent job, with some spare time for anime :-)


omg so do u regret it?! did u like coms?!
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kevz_210 wrote:

Majored in Mechanical Engineering, got my English teaching certification later on and now can work anywhere in the world and now live happily abroad. Money is one thing, but what makes you happy is perhaps the most important. Since your sig says your from the US, whatever you do, DO NOT take on more than 30k in debt, I have seen too many people stuck living with their parents well into their 30s because they are stuck in dead-end jobs and are buried in debt. Look for scholarships, community college, summer courses, etc.



where r u living abroad?
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Probably Engineering, Law or Medical. Most degrees cost more than they're worth. But, at least with those degrees you'll have a higher likelihood of getting proper employment.

If you're just going to school for the fun of it, then Humanities, Theology, Art History are some okay fields, but don't expect to make any money (even with a doctorate).
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I originally was going for Networking/Computer Science. But as I progressed I found myself completely uninterested in the majority of the core classes for that particular degree. I've been taking time off lately just working part-time, and have decided that I'll probably re-enroll and go for a degree in Marketing.
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Majored in Comp Sci, minored in Creative Writing. I feel indifferent towards my job, but at least I have one and I can look at options for getting into what I really want to do since I'm still unsure.

I don't recommend getting into a difficult major you really hate, because it can really decrease your motivation. The only thing keeping me afloat in my major was the fact that I had already studied some comp sci in high school, and the fact that I knew I would probably get a job when I graduated. I think you should try out a variety of things first and see what interests you most. If you're interested in something like Creative Writing or Art, consider at least a minor or a maybe even a double major in another field where you would be able to get a job out of college in case your plans for your main major don't pan out. I think in writing and art it's really important to know a lot of people that can lead you in the right direction, so I would go to as many events as possible in that case.

But as someone mentioned before, just because you major in a particular field doesn't mean you have to get a job in it or spend your life in it.
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x-Cellar_Door-x wrote:

I'm an actual 5th Year Medical student on My way to an eventual MD in Psychiatry. In 2015, I'll be starting My Residency. I absolutely CANNOT wait for that Day to get here. <3


Maybe you can help Tomoko
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x-Cellar_Door-x wrote:

I'm an actual 5th Year Medical student on My way to an eventual MD in Psychiatry. In 2015, I'll be starting My Residency. I absolutely CANNOT wait for that Day to get here. <3


Maybe you can help Tomoko


I sure would love to try...! <3
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game designing and computer astronomy
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Multimedia, I say. It is fun and in demand to.
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By the beginning of this fall, I will be majoring Enviromental Science due to my love for nature. What motivated me to take that major even further is my awareness of our impact on the environment through my experiences in fishing. Plus, I've gleaned the fundamentals of the major through the sport.

Seriously, everyone should choose majors based on his/her passion and eagerness to work on his/her coveted career.
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People tell me I am doing the impossible because I am going to major in chemistry in college. I always loved science especially chemistry and there are so many job possibilities with a chem degree, so I'm happy.
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Humanities by way of two years of English Literature...and a five year gap in between. With that in mind...

Consider your options. If college isn't right for you at the moment, don't feel like you *have* to go just because you're at the 'usual' age (out of high school, I take it? Or how does it work in the US?). It sounds like you have idea of what you're looking for, but I figured I could add an alternative to the thread. Just for anyone who is undecided.
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I have a bachelors degree in aerospace engineering and ocean engineering, and I'm working on a masters in aerospace systems engineering.

not for the faint of heart.
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I always plan to become a teacher because I was really bad child. I always say stupid things and I really want to open the students mind more.

I already planned that I going to become a biology teacher and I hope that I will get that job. I don't really know what to do beside becoming a teacher and see student succeeding in their life and realize that the teachers are really awesome.
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