Originally Posted by nofords08
Yeah about to start working on my business major
Don't do it. Seriously. Not trying to disparage the business majors of the world, but I have a business degree that is essentially useless. Business degrees are degrees made of hot air and BS. Get a degree with some meat on it: engineering, science, anything technical. No kidding, if I was sending a kid to college and they wanted to major in business I wouldn't help them pay for a dime of it. If you really want to do business, do it as a minor and get an engineering degree. It'll serve you better in the long run.
Originally Posted by Lj8259
Do anything with a state or federal retirement. If public safety isn't for you, look at your local city HR website and apply for anything. I don't know a whole lot of government workers hurting for money. Also, a lot of the time, they pay for school.
You don't know many government workers, do you? Most of them make significantly below what they would make in private industry. My dad worked in state government for 35 years and my first year out of college I made more than he did.
I did a business degree, graduated, found out it wasn't really worth much and on top of that I hated every second of my life working in the business world, and went back to school for another bachelor's. I had loved my geology class when I took it as an elective so I tried another geology course then declared my major. I never regret going back to school, only the time and money I wasted on my business degree. I should have changed my major three weeks into my intro geology class. When you find what you love, you'll know it.
My advice: take a LOT of different classes in your first two years of college. See what you like, see what the opportunities are in each field and where each will be headed in the next 5-10 years. Talk to career services, attend job fairs, do internships and job shadowing. Find something you love, something that you WANT to go to class for, something that is easy for you to pay attention in class and you want to learn more about. Declare that as your major, even if it means college takes an extra year. That extra year will be 100% worth it in terms of loving your life and loving your career. Good luck!