Mentioned over in the foriegn language thread, but will elaborate here...my university years were a bit mixed up, but ultimately pretty well spent. Out of high school in Australia I got into a BA and was sorta heading in a poli sci/social sciences direction. I was very successful in spending a lot of that year blindingly stoned and selling acid for pocket money, but somehow in there applied to study abroad in the US and won a scholarship to that end. A quarter or so into my first year in the US I kind of recognised that I wasn't really getting anywhere of use with those kind of courses, and business-tracked myself more (although technically I was accumulating units toward a BA in Australia). When I came back to Australia, I transfered to a Management-degree-in-marketing and kept the units I could. I had kinda decided PR was the career for me, and had aligned my study in that direction, applied for an entry level job, didn't get it for not being tech enough (dotcom days). In that rejection, I saw an opportunity to differentiate myself from the field, so I went and talked to the professors about a DIY double major in PR and electronic business...they liked the idea and so I got special permission to derail my course requirements toward my career ambitions. Worked out pretty well, although took a bit over a year longer than I would have hoped with the transferring and the country and unit hopping. Still, it was professionally a great move. Certainly when nine zillion comms grads sent their CVs around saying 'hello, I am a comms grad please hire me cos uh i'm a comms grad', mine stood out because my cover letter played up that I was not a comms grad, I was a business grad who did his share of comms courses, but was "well versed" in the industry that is the biggest spender in the economy of the time.