Is you're work related to the course you took up in college?

Philippines
April 8, 2010 10:11pm CST
It's graduation time again. Most college graduates will soon be looking for jobs. I took up Mass Communication and for a time was involved in Events.... right now I'm working as an Operations Consultant for an IT Company. Some thought that I am an IT graduate because of my line of work and they would give me this weird look like what are you doing here. I couldn't help but wonder then, is your work right now connected to what you studied in college?
8 responses
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
My work isn't related to my line of study. See, i'm an undergrad taking up engineering but i feel i need to make money for my family and my business. But i also plan to finish my studies soon so i can work on a real job. :)
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
I know a few people who like you have not yet finished college because of personal reasons. Good thing you are determined to finish college, some I know of have just taken their work too seriously and had no more plans of finishing up school. I wish you luck in your work and studies. :)
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
I know how it feels to be earning your own money. It has some dip of freedom in it cuz your making your bucks. They don't realize that education is still important. I'm addicted to making my own money that's why i put up a business so when i go back to school, i'll still be earning some.
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
Well I agree with you on that. Kudos to you because you still know the value of education despite your financial freedom. :)
• China
10 Apr 10
Hi, friend. Don't be bothered by what others think of you. I know a lot of people, including some of my classmates, who are engaged in a work unconnected to what they learned in college. It really doesn't matter much as long as you're competent for that job. As for me, I'm now working as a college teacher and the subject I teach is directly related to my major in college. So I don't face such a problem. Just lighten up! Take care!
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
Thanks for the pep talk! :) I appreciate it much!:)
@Simon1223 (902)
• China
9 Apr 10
Generally speaking, my work is related to the course I took up in college. At present I'm a lawyer and got a bachelor of law degree in college. But there's still a lot of difference between what I do and what I studied. In college I studied theoretical knowledge, which could not completely apply to practice. After I became a lawyer, I've already learned a lot of practical rules by myself, which are as important as the knowledge I studied in college.
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
book smart and street smart, I like that
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
my work is in a way related to my college course.I am a Document Officer for an IT company.while it is fun,there are days that I feel drab at work.it is a consequence for me since I didn't tell my parents earlier that I wanted to switch college courses.I would like to work in the fashion and culinary industries.
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
Well I admit sometimes the work becomes more like a routine that it would come to a point that I would get bored. Why don't you try it I guess you would be more successful in a career that you love doing.... Good luck to you!
@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
My work is not related to my course because like you I took Management but my skills in computer technical aspect. It's hard to get unemployment here in the Philippines.You are lucky to land as Operations Consultant for an IT Company.You have the future as time goes by. Me, I don't think if I have one because to many failure in job hunting.
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
Yeah it's hard to be employed here in the Philippines... did I mention I was once an agent in the call center industry?
@monkeylong (3146)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Apr 10
As far as I am concerned, I think the job I am doing has little related to the course that I took up in college life.In college, I usually take the physcis not the computer. But Now I am usually busy with the computer work ,which I usually enjoy in my daily life.
@mishyyu (217)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
absolutely... the story of my life... I graduated BS in Commerce double majored in Business Management and Applied Economics and having my first job in a Bank as a Marketing Assistant, and so stuck with it for 3 years now that I feel like I'm one of those who belong in the bracket of being "not happy with their job"... How I wish there's some kind of a strike of luck that would coincidentally come my way and save me from this burnout.. so what I suggest is don't focus on what you've graduated.. don't base your utmost job choice on it, but focus on what you want to do in your life base on your skills and talents, those aspect that you've got used of family and friends recognizing you as having it while growing up.. as if you're born to do it or be it.. and then used what you've learned in college to create an opportunity for your skills and talents.. that way, I think is one step to success.. *sigh* how I wish I could escape from my reality, and start all over again..
@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
9 Apr 10
I majored in Business Administration with an emphasis in Banking. However, I no longer work in a bank. I made a couple of bad decisions, and it ended up costing me my job, but to be honest with you, I was not too torn up about it. I working in a bank for two years, and I hated it. I have moved on to other things, and I am much happier now. I want to go back to school, but I don't have the time or the money right now to do so. I hope I will be able to go back to school in the next couple of years, but I work all the time right now. Hopefully I can go back to school and take a little different direction in life.