I would like a career, I just don't know which one.
July 18, 2010 7:00 PM Subscribe
College graduation crunch time is approaching, and I have no idea what I want to do, career-wise. My interests are all over the map. Art + writing + computer science + organization = what!? Advice appreciated!
posted by good day merlock to work & money (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I feel like I should have a career objective by now, but after almost 4 years of college and three summers of internships, I have a hazy idea of the industries I would like to work in. I'm majoring in journalism with a concentration in information design (magazine design, etc.). I have a political science minor, really hate politics, but am interested in law and international relations.
I'm also interested in various home- and architecture-related concepts including interior design/prop styling/set styling (I have some experience with this at photo shoots); gardening; organizing events, guest lists, brackets for softball tournaments, + Lifehacker-esque organizational stuff; and thrift store (furniture) shopping. I loved the designing portion of every Sim game ever and used to design board games and imaginary college campuses in my free time. I also think I'd be good at organizing things involving people, like in HR or college admissions or something. I always wanted to be the person who matched up college roommates.
Any outside-the-box ideas? I've considered pursuing architecture, but math trips me up and apparently architecture school has some of the same stigma as law school.
I like design, and plan to look for jobs in that arena post-college, but I'm not sure it's ultimately my bag. Jobs like set stylist or library designer, etc., sound like fun, and I'd love to get more ideas of similar industries that combine some of my interests.