What Was Your Major In College And . . .

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
August 10, 2011 4:32pm CST
In which field did you wind up working. Did you actually become what you studied for, are you using your diploma to get that dream job. And if you did not become what you studied for, were you pleasantly surprised where life took you anyhow?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Aug 11
Never went to college got married young divorced an amrried again later in life I went to trade school and became a welder. loved it when I could get hired some men were afraid to hire me being a woman aand all Had one tell me he couldnt hire me as my weld looked better than hislolololololol
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
13 Aug 11
You know, my friend, I think you should write a book about your life. You've had quite a journey.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
13 Aug 11
thanks I have been told that and I started to but was told it was boring with wh I had wrote so far so quite I owuld have to have someone to write things down and put them where they belong lolololol
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
12 Aug 11
I majored in English Education at normal university and ever since graduation I have been engaged in English teaching. It has been my favorite job. I am so happy that I can make my living by using what I learned at college.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
13 Aug 11
And making a good living, I assume--a job you enjoy. Life is good.
• United States
11 Aug 11
Straight out of high school I went to UW Madison. I got a BS degree and double majored in Zoology and Biological Aspects of Conservation. I have never gotten a job using my degree due to lack of opportunities and/or working conditions I find unsuitable. I went to college a few years after that and got an Associate's degree in Interior Design. I have always felt that going to school for Interior Design was a huge mistake for me. I still owe a ton of money for that and I do not feel that I am very skilled at the position despite getting stellar grades in school. I am not yet happy about where I am in life, but I am working on it.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
13 Aug 11
Wow! Those two majors are far from one another. A BS, double major at UW Madison. That's quite a feat. I'm impressed. And I'm sure you'll work it all out soon. Sending many blessings and lots of "happy" to you!!!
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
10 Aug 11
I am an Accountant by profession but i haven't practice it much. I turn out changing my path of career as i feel i am not happy with the field i finished. I became computer technician instead as i feel happy and fulfilled with it. Well ,i can do both if i like. Anyway, one thing i have learned with life is that changes is the only permanent thing and that what we plan doesn't always turns out the way we plan it. Important thing is that you don't regret so you can move on happily.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
13 Aug 11
It's a good life when we have no regrets.
@roberten (3131)
• United States
10 Aug 11
Well, I got an art degree for my mom but did use it for many years to support myself. I ended up in marketing and hospitality services which I enjoy greatly. I am happy I got my degree and will return to further my education when my last child gets off to college, hence, on her own.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
13 Aug 11
Oh that's wonderful. What will you study when you get the chance to go back to school?
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Aug 11
I majored in English and German, and I'm working in IT for an insurance company. I certainly wouldn't have expected this, but then I didn't really have any plans or ideas what I would do...
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
13 Aug 11
Well, as long as you are happy. Can't lose there. Did you ever consider teaching with that English and German degree?
@ellovire (409)
11 Aug 11
I took up business administration and majored in business economics. Fresh after graduation, I applied in a bank and got hired as a frontliner which lasted me for three months (for whatever reason I hated the job though it was an easy one, so I resigned). I must say that I was able to apply what I studied for during my short stint. After that, I joined in the family business where I co-manage my parents' construction business. There, I believe, I was able to fully apply my skills.
@con909 (53)
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
i graduated from bachelor of science in nursing and recently got my license last december 2010.the status of the philippines regarding employment status of nurses have really lowered.more and more nurses are unemployed and are now looking for jobs that are not related to their courses. seeing and hearing this can really put me down at times because im not really sure of the decision i have made on becoming a nurse because as of now i myself find it hard to look for a job.
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
11 Aug 11
Hi, It was my long desire to be a teacher in carrier, when I come out after my university studies. From the very childhood and upto the age of 20, it is was my ambition to become a school teacher or a college lecturer. But for the surprise, both my wishes were fulfilled. I served as a teacher for 2 years and become a economic lecturers in a college for 1 year also. Thereafter I got some different offer from the cities and I joined in a university, computer science dept. as a technical assistant. There my real career started and I really enjoy the work that I am currently doing, which I never thought of. Why I said all is not to just tell a stories, but tell that any work that we can do but only thing is that it must be from our kind of like. If not, we cannot enjoy our work because it is not a job for one or two days. We have to work for a long period of time. But if we are not in the desired line, and of so, just pass it with and look for a jump till we get a better option or opportunity. In short, if we look for simply earning, it can be any job. But if we are really qualified enough to get a professional job and we are already liked it with our own interest, get more established in it and go upto the maximum within the limit by enjoying the job and become more creative and productive as well. Thank-s
@urbandekay (18312)
11 Aug 11
Philosophy now work in construction all the best urban
@tenrajj (911)
• Bhutan
11 Aug 11
Well, I am still a student yet to graduate in May 2012 from 4 years B.Tech course. I am quite sure that will be becoming what i studied for. I must wait and see. But if i don't become what I studied for, then life would be surprising and also little difficult and also strange as I will have to do something which I am not meant to do.
• Philippines
10 Aug 11
I was actually studying Management in college but I ended up working for a computer company as a technician. I was always fond of computers but I didn't want to take a computer course partly because that would be a waste of money for me since I already know what needs to be known. I really thought that I would work in a fast food chain of some sort but the call of the computers is really strong so I ended up on my current work. I like working for this company since the Job is easy and not only that, I could answer MyLot discussions like what I'm doing now. Life is really surprising but I guess that's how it works.
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
10 Aug 11
I majored in Economics but I ended up working in Human Resources field. Economics was never my line of interest neither Human Resources has ever been my dream job. But here I am working in a field that I did not studied and making a living out of it. Sometimes life is really a puzzle. It does not lead you to what you really want and yet giving you a way to learn new things and enjoy it in the long run.