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post #16 of 110
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Honestly? To run and get a degree; that degree changing from management to English.

Athletically and academically undergrad has been great to me -- I look forward to the future.

Think hard about what you will do with an English degree before it's too late. There are quite enough people in the world who know that the first line in The Waste Land is a reference to Chaucer...
post #17 of 110
Babeology.
post #18 of 110
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I majored in history, but always had an eye on politics and worked towards that end when it came to internships/part-time jobs.
for real?
post #19 of 110
Yes. Enjoyed it.
post #20 of 110
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Yes. Enjoyed it.
What are you doing now, Conne?
post #21 of 110
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Think hard about what you will do with an English degree before it's too late. There are quite enough people in the world who know that the first line in The Waste Land is a reference to Chaucer...
I have, I was/am still planning on law school. I've only taken a practice LSAT through once and scored 164. With some studying/practice, I hope to improve my score to low 170s. I realize the job outlook isn't too hot but I don't plan on settling for mediocrity. If not law school then I have a few options: attend graduate school for free and get a MBA, work for my dad, or go the commissioned officer route in the army. There are obviously other options as well but I don't really see myself teaching.
post #22 of 110
Sadly it's a crime to perform brain (and spine) surgery without a couple of degrees...so I jumped through the hoops.
post #23 of 110
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Yes. Enjoyed it.
+1. I wish I pursued my post graduate degrees right after instead of being pressured into a job I wasn't crazy about out of college. With a mortgage and two kids now, no way in hell I could do that until after I retire. I suppose if I get shit canned it may force me to do that, but its not likely as I have 10 years in and any budget related layoffs would hit the least experienced teachers. Ideally I'd love to be writing or working as a curator at a museum. Thought about politics, but doing that without a law background seemed impossible, and the money sucks. Oh well
post #24 of 110
At first because i was interested in what I was pursuing at the time, but as interest waned, i switched programs a bunch of times trying to find something I liked that would lead to a well paying career, but eventually I just finished up in something that was for pure enjoyment (classics). The whole time I didn't enjoy school I stuck with it because i knew that you need that piece of paper or in many cases your resume will simply be discarded.
post #25 of 110
I started out as a Philosophy Major and ended up with a degree in Design and Merchandising.
post #26 of 110
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Ideally I'd love to be writing or working as a curator at a museum. :


my wife used to be a curator - more politics than most people realize.



I had a sort of unusual story with school - I had been working for a few years, and decided to go to college because I didn't want to get too old without a degree. since I knew what I wanted to do for a living, I was able to study things that I thought would be fun - philosophy, art history, and so on, along with economics. sort of my attempt at a liberal arts education. unfortunatly, since part of my college I was working in a job that required traveling, I really never put a good effort into my studies.

I'm actually going back to school now, the only reason is that I think it will make it easier for me to find a better job, in the event that my company is sold or major changes happen to my present company before I want to retire.
post #27 of 110
finance, the job search was tough going at first and I started wishing I had picked accounting, but it all worked out.
post #28 of 110
neuroscience
post #29 of 110
Double major
History and Molecular Genetics
@ a small college,and yet, there are those who love it.
post #30 of 110
To be able to tell people I went to an Ivy League school and watch them gasp in awe and bow down to me. The latter part only happens about 13.5% of the time, though. Not sure if it was worth it.
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