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Old 06-24-2005, 01:43 AM   #1
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I'm curious for those who are in college what your major is? How did you choose it? Right now I'm going into my sophomore year in college and don't know what i want to do yet... at all! Honestly I have NO clue at all. I had started a computer networking path at college but after a year of that, I decided it'* not for me, so I kind of feel like I wasted that entire year at school. Just kind of stressed because I have no idea what I want to do for a major, or what I can, or want, to do for a career. Just would like some discussion with other people with the same problem. I swear this is one of the most stressful things I've had go on before! I don't want to waste my time, but because i have no potential ideas I feel like I'm never going to do anything with my life. ideas?
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Well, here'* the path that I started. First of all, I started at Community College headed towards a major in Engineering. Well, I ended up hating Calculus so that idea went right out the window. I then switched my major to computer science, but failed the intro programming C++ class so another one bites the dust. I finally ended up with Business, FINALLY! After getting my Associates from there (Thank you, Moraine Valley ) I transferred here to Illinois State University where I'm currently a double major in International Business and Insurance. I just took my Spanish-speaking ability into consideration when choosing IB, but since that'* such a general major I had to choose a specific path and everything else didn't sound good enough, so I just randomly chose Insurance. Not a bad decision on my part. It'* helped a lot already and I don't even have a career in it, yet. Just think of something you may possibly be good at or a skill that you have and put it towards a major, that'* the easiest way I think.
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I orginally started out with a technical program that mainly dealed with how to fix copiers and printers...not really for me so I went thru with the computer networking path. I never got a degree but got some certificates and certifications -- stopped midway thru due to a decent job offer. Where I was it was not so much about what was on paper but what you know as far as the job dutys are concerned.

If I were to do it again I would choose a path in business adminstration since I will need to stay where I am at for a while. I cant really complain though, I can pay rent on a house, live nicely and put 1/3 of my earnings away every paycheck.

With the way the economy is right now I would make sure to choose an option that really has jobs available..and jobs that cannot be outsourced to india.
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I am going to start college next year. I chose Pharmacy because the school I am going to has a good pharmacy program and I like chemistry. Pharmacists are also in high demand and are paid well.
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i'll also be starting college in fall.....doing two years of community {cuz i can go for free } and i'll be majoring in Computer Information Systems....then when I transfer to a unveristy it'll be Information Technology with some kinda security option i think.

Other field you could consider are Marketing, Realty, and Auto Mechanics....people will always need their car rixed, right? lol
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started in Computer Engineering, but decided I liked the programming and designing of the software side better, so I switched to Software Engineering 2 years into it. I am enjoying it now.
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"Automotive High Performance" is what mine is going to be when I start in August!

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I'll start college in Fall this year. Architecture is my major.
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I start in the fall also, automotive mechanical engineering.

I've always loved cars and I have always wanted to make them better...this (hopefully) is that path that will allow me to do that.
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Majoring in Criminal Justice
Minoring in Computer Information Systems

I originally started majoing in CIS, but I didn't like all the programming. It wasn't for me. I thought a minor would be more suitable. I took a CJ-101 class during my freshman year and became very interested in it. I decided that I would then start to major in CJ. I figure there are many types of careers within that system that deal with computers (forensics, cybercrime and identity theft prevention, etc.), and I think it would make for an interesting career.

I'm going in to my 3rd year.
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