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Has Your College Major Been Put to Use?

It’s that time of year when universities are printing their programs and preparing their campuses for swarms of proud families primed for graduation. During May and June I always find myself counting how many years it’s been since my own college graduation, and every year I can’t believe how time has flown and how quickly the lives have changed of everyone who’s close to me.

The newest graduating class is receiving degrees in carefully-thought-out majors, though I can confidently say that some of them will end up choosing careers that have little to do with what’s stated on their diplomas. Your degree itself has likely taken you places that would have been unreachable with out it, but have you been able to put your college major to use?


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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I think it all depends on whether or not you go to school to be say a teacher, lawyer, or nurse or if you major in philosophy or theater.
yeokr yeokr 9 years
i just graduated may 10 with a b.a. majoring in religious studies. i am immediately going back to school this fall to take all the science, etc., i need to become a nutritionist. i just finished my degree because it is a better school than the state school in my town.
zabrow zabrow 9 years
i majored in sociology & worked in healthcare as an assistant at an HMO. now i'm in nursing school, which is a degree that i will DEFINITELY use after i graduate.
foxytnns foxytnns 9 years
I majored in Government and Psychology and am now in Law school with hopes of becoming a Prosecutor.
edm325 edm325 9 years
I majored in Journalism and now I work in Human Resources and I LOVE it! I wish I would have majored in Business Administration instead of live, you learn!
ChaseOnline ChaseOnline 9 years
I think it all depends on what you major in. I majored in marketing and minored in Poli Sci. By the time I got the degree, I was so sick of marketing I wanted to scream, and I was insanely involved in politics. So I went on to get a Master's Degree in Political Management and ended up focusing on....(drum roll for effect) political marketing. (9 weeks til I'm done with that one!!) And I work as a online communications consultant for non-profit organizations and political campaigns. I use my marketing skills on a daily basis. So, I may not explicitly be a "marketer," but my degree has been exponentially useful!
JennaV JennaV 9 years
That's funny savvy....because I was just thinking the other day that I can't believe I graduated 9 years ago! To answer the question.....I have a BS in Psychology and I am a flight attendant so no I don't officially use it
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
suprisingly, yes my degree has been put to use. i have a marketing degree, and i had to take lots of advertising types of classes...and i work in media (advertising) so it's all related
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
I just graduated with a print journalism B.A. and I am still looking for a job, period!
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
Majored in Transportation and Logistics at Ohio State's business school, and now work as a Transportation Analyst, so- Yes
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
Hey this was a great question, I love reading the responses! I majored in Philosophy, and I've been accepted at law school for the fall (with a scholarship) and I currently work as an assistant in a law firm (that wanted me to have a degree and loved the Phil. major). Sooo I'm thinking of applying to grad school in computer science, which would require me taking about 40 units of classes as pre-reqs, or becoming a police officer in the LAPD, and working up to Detective level and eventually applying to the FBI, and getting a master's in national security. I seriously need career counseling right now...does anyone have any advice on these jobs? Is there a better way to get career counseling than googling everything? And would anyone want to take a job (like in the LAPD) that basically just requires a high school diploma when they received a degree from a pretty prestigious university? Gah...I'm going crazy, but I'm trying to avoid going to law school in the fall..I think it'll be a mistake!
ikimashokie ikimashokie 9 years
I was going to graduate with my BS in computer engineering, but then I realized there were five classes between me and a BS in electrical engineering... so I am still in school.
melizzle melizzle 9 years
Out of college, I went into education, which put my business degree on the shelf for a while. But now I'm actually doing exactly what I went to college for.
schar schar 9 years
I have a marketing degree and I work as a counselor at an alternative high school. Could not be using my degree any less if I tried...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Nope not really!!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Political Science :WOOHOO:
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I majored in English and then I have my MSIMC. I worked in marketing for 3 years and then I was laid off. I have been looking to break back in but within the last two years it's been hard. I have been an EA and now I am a coordinator that writes applications for new schools for different state licensing for a corporation.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Yes, I've done nothing but work as a designer so my degree has definitely paid off!
ladygypsy ladygypsy 9 years
I majored in Communications (Radio/TV/Film) and now I do web work for a newspaper. I guess you could spin it and say media is media, but my career for the last 8+ years came mostly from a $10 HTML book that I bought in 1994. The degree only served to get me the initial interview.
nextjen nextjen 9 years
French degree, working as a computer support specialist.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
I have a BA and MA in English Literature and work in book publishing, though not in editorial, so not exactly!
NurseDeAnna NurseDeAnna 9 years
Of course!
dollhouse1 dollhouse1 9 years
still in sch, will just have to wait and see. i hope i do end up using it though, or else it would all just be a waste of time!
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
I have a degree in English, and work in Publishing.
stefsprl stefsprl 9 years
I have a theatre degree and I work as a nanny...every great once in awhile I wish I had gotten a more practical degree, but I've had employers who have said the fact that I have a bachelor's lets them know that I can learn what I need to for a job. I love my degree and I loved getting it, so it's all good in the end.
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