I've flip flopped on what I want to go to school for and/or what kind of career track I want to aim for. Can you help? [more inside]
Majoring in economics(with one or two finance courses thrown in it) at a prestigious(i.e. Ivy League, top 20) university, where finance/accounting majors are not offered OR Business/accounting/finance majors in 2nd tier(i.e. top50~top100) universities which is more likely to land you a job in say wall street or good firms? p.s. I chose the former(econ major at ivy) instead of a mid-tier business college(NYU stern, berkeley haas etc), chose to come back to my home country(I frankly failed in securing any high-paying job in the US and decided not to try to get jobs for very long), and then am now thinking about doing an MBA or DBA(doctor of business admin) to move out of my country again.
I have been to around 6 different colleges and had at least 10 majors, been in school for 5 years now. I was thinking of giving up on trying to do a practical major and going for something I'm passionate for. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
Is CIS a reliable major for future careers in NY? [more inside]
I still have absolutely no clue what I want to do. More inside. [more inside]
What kind of skill sets does one need to be of best help to addressing climate change? It would seem like the most obvious choice is to major in environmental science. Otherwise, maybe political science to deal with legislators and capital hill? Or "who cares what you study undergrad" and go to law school?
So, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how to land a career in market research analysis. Below are the steps I’ve laid out for myself. Could you tell me if this is a good game plan to get where I want to go? [more inside]
Can you reassure me that majoring in computer science and trying to find a job in technology and software as a woman isn't going to be terrible? [more inside]
In studying for my Behavioral Statistics final (it’s a statistics class dealing with psychology research methods) I’ve realized something. I actually kind of enjoy math. As long as I don’t have to memorize formulas (as long as they are right there as I’m going through the work) it’s actually kind of comforting and fun. In fact, every math class I’ve taken in college (I’ve taken two remedial algebras, college algebra, and regular statistics before this class) I’ve enjoyed and made an A in. I’m really struggling about what I want to major in (I’m in psychology but I don’t have it in the gas tank to get a PhD), but I know that a lot of people don’t like math. They don’t get it. I do, so I’ve got something there, right? The only problem is, I don’t know what to do with it. These are the parameters… maybe you can think of something that fits? [more inside]
I started my undergraduate career as a math/comp sci major, and did that for two years at two different schools (transferred to a better school after my first year). At my second school, I went through some rough emotional times, and changed my major for several reasons... [more inside]
Is a major in Spanish a good investment? If I buckle down and commit myself to daily study and practice (and spend one semester abroad), can I attain a decent fluency in the language? What kind of career paths could I expect? More details and questions follow. [more inside]
he doesn't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything ... or sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought or processed...
What kinds of careers/fields of study should my music- and animal-loving STEM-student son consider? [more inside]
Should I drop out of Engineering and change my major? I have Really bad transcript. [more inside]
What careers directly relate to a BS in Business Administration, Concentration in Decision Sciences? [more inside]
I want to be a web designer. Am I making a big mistake trying to transfer from community college into San Francisco State's Visual Communication Design major rather than Cal State Long Beach's Art with an Option in Graphic Design or San José State's Graphic Design BFA? I currently live in southern California (Long Beach, to be specific), but want to get away. [more inside]
Is getting a minor in college worth anything? [more inside]
Give me information relating to Linguistics and Environmental Analysis as it pertains to my education.
I am a high school senior, about to go to a liberal arts college, and am wondering a few things about a few 'intended fields of study' (Linguistics, Environmental Analysis, and more?). [more inside]
Should I major in history or learn Chinese? [more inside]
I've come to consult the hive for advice on undergraduate majors in the arts. As of yet I'm simply a B.A. Studio Art major, but if I rearrange my schedule I could take on another major. Anyone know the merits? [more inside]
I graduated college a while ago with one BA in the sciences, and just short of a second major in the social sciences (like two classes short). Given current job plans, I'd really like to have that social science degree as well. How can I complete it years after graduation? [more inside]
I want to research somatic disorders (specifically factitious disorder) or, at the very least, work as a psychologist within a medical context, what undergraduate major should I get? [more inside]
20 years old. 3rd year of college. Rejected from the design program I applied to. Now what? [more inside]
How do I pick a major? Work I love, classes I love, or a subject I love? [more inside]
What did you expect going into your major, and what did you get? [more inside]
What major should I pursue and what college should I attend if I want to get into live sound/sound recording? [more inside]
I'm having a lot of angst about whether to continue with my major, Comp Engineering, or to find something else, such as linguistics or web design. Can you give me some perspective? [more inside]
Should I major in computer science? If yes, what career options are available? [more inside]
What's a good major for someone who doesn't want a desk job and loves technology? [more inside]
Is it foolhardy to pursue such different double majors as graphic design and neuroscience? [more inside]
Between Finance and Information Systems, which would be the more productive, proactive, desired, and usable degree? [more inside]
Can you help me help a friend to resolve his college major? [more inside]
I recently switched my major from international relations to anthropology because I'm sick of politics and don't want to deal with it anymore, let alone for a career. But wtf can I do with anthropology? I want a job that allows me to travel the world, but becoming a journal-writing academic sounds like the worst thing ever. [more inside]
I can graduate in a year with a BA in literature. That would make it 2.5 years start-to-finish. Should I double major and stick around longer, or can I move onto grad school with just this? [more inside]
At least since I was a kid, there's been the joke/expression "underwater basketweaving." Namely as a joke college major: "What's your major?" "Underwater basketweaving." What is the origin of this expression? Anyone know?