Contemplating on switching my comp sci major to something specifically related to the automotive industry...
October 18, 2010 11:50 PM Subscribe
Switching from comp sci to automotive. Is it worth it? Also, work ethics and discipline dilemmas are abound.
posted by RaDeuX to Work & Money (6 answers total)
So I know that it's a bit shameful to be a fourth year student at a community college, but I'm not stupid or anything. I just lack a lot of discipline and drive.
About half a year ago, I had an internship at a small startup company, and my boss kept asking me "Do you REALLY want to be a programmer?" That question still echoes in my head. Apparently I lack a lot of focus in what I do in general.
I have a stronger interest in the automotive industry. If I had a choice between a programming book and an automotive magazine, I'll pick up the latter with no hesitation. I do enjoy programming in a classroom environment, but very seldom do I ever program on my own. So my dedication to becoming a better programmer is questionable, but my passion for automotive technology has always been there.
But as I've said before, I'm taking way too long to transfer out of community college. Switching my major will most likely result in prolonging the transfer. My parents told me that I'll probably have to move out if I had to spend more than four years to transfer to a different college.
That might be a good thing though. Perhaps I could use the time to work a blue collar job and live on my own for a while to appreciate the opportunities a white collar job could hold for me.
If I were to change my major to automotive technology, are there any specific degrees that I can pursue? Or do I just have to work from a generic mechanical engineering degree?