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College Graduates/Students

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jaw154, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Oct 7, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    jaw154

    jaw154 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This is a question for all College Graduates and current students
    How many times did you change your major? or did you not change it at all?
    Really considering changing mine right now
    Thanks for any input
     
  2. Oct 8, 2011 at 1:42 AM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    I've changed my major twice...I'm a chem major now :cool:

    A ton of people I know have changed their majors many times. Good friend of mine changed his mind on majors in a hallway, walking to an advisory about him changing his major...

    Hell even my dad changed majors a bunch of times. Went from biochem / chem to med

    Don't stick with something you don't enjoy, or life will suck thereafter (my mindset)
     
  3. Oct 8, 2011 at 1:56 AM
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    Gluis123

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    I am currently majoring in mechanical engineering I like it a lot especially since I am going to be an automotive engineer but if I would change it would be a physics or a math major
     
  4. Oct 8, 2011 at 2:23 AM
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    Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    I changed my major once. Went from Natural Resource Science, to Criminal Justice
     
  5. Oct 8, 2011 at 2:34 AM
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    LGE RAW

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    I considered changing mine from electrical to mechanical engineering. I decided against it for better paying opportunities....
     
  6. Oct 8, 2011 at 2:42 AM
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    ATriplett513

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  7. Oct 8, 2011 at 3:34 AM
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    solus

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    Computer Engineering
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    if you have enough time then do it... enjoy your degree
     
  8. Oct 8, 2011 at 3:39 AM
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    TACSNOW

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    Never changed mine. My brother on the other hand has changed his countless times. Granted he is in his 5th year of college and un-declared… I know plenty have people have done it. Just do it early. Oh yea, 70% of people don't end up in their field of study. I have a business administration/marketing degree and i work in operations/logistics. So really, it doesn't always matter.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2011 at 4:18 AM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    I never changed my major...

    Graduated with a BS in Management and a minor in Southern History (yes thats right)

    The fact that I have a degree helps more than what the degree is in...at least in my world
     
  10. Oct 8, 2011 at 4:20 AM
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    greenmonstah

    greenmonstah The greenmonstah

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    I changed mine 3 times, completed one, and now working on number 2! both are in my feild of work. just do what makes you happy
     
  11. Oct 8, 2011 at 4:31 AM
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    i was an Accounting major now im Electrical Occupations
     
  12. Oct 8, 2011 at 5:33 AM
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    90YotaPU

    90YotaPU The Messiah

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    I never changed it during school but have changed careers a few times. I have a degree in automotive technology. I hated it with a passion. From there I became a tractor trailer driver. Then an opportunity presented itself and I went into construction sales / estimating (for eight years), and just five months ago I became a project manager. As previously said, depending on what you do, it doesn't matter what your degree is in so much as that you have one. It basically just says you were dedicated enough to further your education (in my opinion).

    My wife has a teaching degree and is an insurance broker for the largest commercial insurance broker in the world so there's another perfect example.
     
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    Never changed mine, ba economics but all three of my sisters changed thiers several times. Now I am a salesman,works well for me and my family.
     
  15. Oct 8, 2011 at 6:47 AM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    that sounds like a cool minor. i took euro history of 1789-present last semester for a humanities credit and i really, really enjoyed it.

    but im in my 3rd year, same major i declared out of high school - Agriculture Business Management. love it.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I picked a major second semester sophomore year and stuck with it. I had thoughts of a different major before that, but never declared or made any progress toward it (since I was a freshman).

    I know people who changed majors a few times. Might keep you in school a little longer, but better than graduating with a major that won't get you a job or one that you hate.
     
  17. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:09 AM
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    WickedTaco

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    Changed mine from Business Admin to Computer Information Systems. Plenty of opportunity, great pay, and fun if you're a techie. It's basically a degree that makes you the computer jack of all trades but master of none. Also, a solid emphasis on business administration.
     
  18. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    Will

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    I changed from software engineering to finance. Easy to get a job in sales with a finance degree, if that's your thing. Not mine though. Took me a while, but did eventually get a job as an analyst.
     
  19. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    tonyplanet

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    Maybe something to consider.... get an internship in your field of study, and see if you enjoy working and want to continue further.
     
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