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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 05:52 PM
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65. Nothing wrong with majoring in music, you just have to market yourself a bit more
Unless you're in a technical field, you don't learn a whole lot of actual knowledge that you will use in the workplace. What you do learn that is useful in the workplace is how to read, write, communicate, think critically, and in some cases do math. There's no reason you can't learn all of these things studying music just as well as you could learn them majoring in a liberal arts field. You just have to take the initiative to do so while you're studying and be able to convey on your resume that you did more than just play the Cello for four years.
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  -85% of this year's college graduates will be moving back home Liberal_in_LA  May-17-11 07:47 PM   #0 
  - USA! USELESS A!! USED-US-A!!  HughBeaumont   May-17-11 07:56 PM   #1 
  - Luckily, my son is in the other 15%.  Johnyawl   May-17-11 07:58 PM   #2 
  - Vets are probably fairly recession-proof.  Manifestor_of_Light   May-17-11 08:01 PM   #5 
  - I don't think that's the case at all. Vets make very little in comparison to people doctors.  Shagbark Hickory   May-18-11 01:10 PM   #46 
     - On avearage they make less then MDs, but they're not exactly hurting..  Johnyawl   May-18-11 03:06 PM   #59 
        - I may be in a tough market.  Shagbark Hickory   May-18-11 06:38 PM   #69 
           - Spot on. I know several vets that don't make as much money as they thought they would.  Horse with no Name   May-18-11 06:42 PM   #71 
              - I've heard the same. Know a couple of people myself who planned to go to vet school and either  Shagbark Hickory   May-18-11 08:20 PM   #80 
  - But what about after that?  pstokely   May-18-11 02:25 AM   #15 
  - he was out on his own, and gainfully employed...  Johnyawl   May-18-11 10:36 AM   #30 
  - Congratulations on raising such a successful son.  closeupready   May-18-11 03:08 PM   #60 
  - Time to go Egypt on Wall St.  Initech   May-17-11 08:00 PM   #3 
  - This causes a strain on we of the "Middle Years" parent group.  canoeist52   May-17-11 08:00 PM   #4 
  - None were taught labor history either. n/t  upi402   May-17-11 08:04 PM   #6 
  - Not if you change the locks...  GKirk   May-17-11 08:40 PM   #7 
  - k & r  girl gone mad   May-17-11 08:46 PM   #8 
  - Has that changed much since 20 years ago?  Canuckistanian   May-17-11 08:51 PM   #9 
  - increase of 20% in just 5 years.  Liberal_in_LA   May-18-11 02:03 PM   #52 
  - College of Music?  ecstatic   May-17-11 08:52 PM   #10 
  - Because if she had studied something else, she'd have a good job......  Juche   May-17-11 10:24 PM   #12 
  - Not saying you are wrong...  GKirk   May-18-11 06:50 AM   #18 
  - Plenty of areas aren't, because older nurses aren't retiring  PVnRT   May-18-11 01:03 PM   #43 
  - I do  Yo_Mama   May-18-11 06:34 PM   #68 
  - Lots of areas.  Horse with no Name   May-18-11 06:48 PM   #73 
  - This is why I believe the Overlord class wants to destroy Medicare.  tsuki   May-18-11 10:17 AM   #24 
  - Someone told me that about the dental hygiene profession too  TuxedoKat   May-18-11 10:27 AM   #25 
  - I come from a family of nurses  ecstatic   May-18-11 11:59 AM   #38 
  - It might be 2020 by then  Juche   May-18-11 12:50 PM   #40 
  - On a side note, people in that situation should look into potential business opportunities  ecstatic   May-18-11 01:04 PM   #44 
     - IF the Medicare rules change  Horse with no Name   May-18-11 06:53 PM   #74 
  - "that time will pass"  PVnRT   May-18-11 01:04 PM   #45 
     - School loans can be deferred, almost indefinitely last I checked  ecstatic   May-18-11 01:14 PM   #48 
        - College is a great investment  Juche   May-18-11 06:30 PM   #67 
           - But it also makes you overqualified for minimum wage jobs  pstokely   May-18-11 08:13 PM   #79 
  - I remember when a nursing degree meant job security. n/t  Liberal_in_LA   May-18-11 02:05 PM   #53 
  - Nothing wrong with majoring in music, you just have to market yourself a bit more  Hippo_Tron   May-18-11 05:52 PM   #65 
     - Also, Berklee tends to emphasize the "professional" in professional musician  cemaphonic   May-18-11 07:57 PM   #77 
  - Two of our three kids (both < 30) have moved back home  Greybnk48   May-17-11 08:56 PM   #11 
  - My 20 year old is graduating next week, def coming home  K8-EEE   May-18-11 12:50 AM   #13 
  - I wonder what orphans do?  Fumesucker   May-18-11 12:58 AM   #14 
  - Well, probably.  blueamy66   May-18-11 08:51 AM   #19 
     - I'm a bit past college grad age.. ;)  Fumesucker   May-18-11 08:56 AM   #20 
        - You have hard it harder than I.  blueamy66   May-18-11 09:01 AM   #23 
  - But for how long?  pstokely   May-18-11 02:25 AM   #16 
  - Another bad year for summer jobs for teenagers -- !!  defendandprotect   May-18-11 02:43 AM   #17 
  - Well, I did after I graduated. I didn't have a job yet because I wasn't sure where I wanted to live.  Brickbat   May-18-11 08:57 AM   #21 
  - I did in 1971. So did many graduates.  WinkyDink   May-18-11 08:58 AM   #22 
  - i am kicking mine out at 18. already told them. sink or swim. up to them....  seabeyond   May-18-11 10:28 AM   #26 
  - Ours won't be leaving the house, period.  Dappleganger   May-18-11 10:30 AM   #27 
  - The real problem with this is social  Jkid   May-18-11 10:31 AM   #28 
  - That's how it used to be  pstokely   May-18-11 08:11 PM   #78 
  - Winning! The! Future!  AngryAmish   May-18-11 10:31 AM   #29 
  - We want society to pool its resources  The2ndWheel   May-18-11 10:46 AM   #31 
  - 85%? Wow - and then there are those who never left... nt  Blasphemer   May-18-11 10:49 AM   #32 
  - shit. Where else do you expect them to go?  cbdo2007   May-18-11 10:50 AM   #33 
  - Where'd you get 1-2 months?  Juche   May-18-11 12:55 PM   #41 
  - Even so....whether it's 1-2 months like when i graduated from college....  cbdo2007   May-18-11 02:28 PM   #57 
  - Exactly, do people really think students move from the dorm to an apartment?  Zywiec   May-18-11 06:47 PM   #72 
  - Yup, and I saw on a morning show ticker that only 53 percent of  mistertrickster   May-18-11 10:51 AM   #34 
  - Robert Reich: Commerce dept figures show 2.4 million jobs LOST  mistertrickster   May-18-11 10:56 AM   #35 
  - In the 60s and 70s,  bvar22   May-18-11 11:20 AM   #36 
  - How about starting at a community college and then transferring the  blueamy66   May-18-11 11:57 AM   #37 
     - Join the Military???  bvar22   May-18-11 01:36 PM   #49 
        - It was just a suggestion.  blueamy66   May-18-11 01:55 PM   #50 
        - I have a better suggestion...  bvar22   May-18-11 02:08 PM   #55 
           - Yes, that would be nice.  blueamy66   May-18-11 04:38 PM   #63 
        - English, History. . . sociology?  themadstork   May-18-11 04:37 PM   #62 
           - I initially listed Philosophy, and then replaced it with Sociology.  bvar22   May-18-11 06:10 PM   #66 
  - Our son just got is BS...and is now back home.  Atman   May-18-11 12:01 PM   #39 
  - I'm not even going to ask. nt  Shagbark Hickory   May-18-11 01:12 PM   #47 
     - me either! n/t  Liberal_in_LA   May-18-11 07:33 PM   #75 
  - I wish more families lived together,  themadstork   May-18-11 01:02 PM   #42 
  - Ugh.  Codeine   May-18-11 02:07 PM   #54 
     - Moved past is a bit much  The2ndWheel   May-18-11 02:38 PM   #58 
     - I love the idea of all that.  themadstork   May-18-11 04:33 PM   #61 
  - I guess we were lucky. My daughter graduated a year and a half ago and she's been working ever since  Lone_Star_Dem   May-18-11 02:00 PM   #51 
  - We were in a unique situation  Philippine expat   May-18-11 02:26 PM   #56 
  - Many college grads are in the 'unique' position to pickup and move for work  jp11   May-18-11 05:35 PM   #64 
  - My daughter works at a grocery store with a couple of people who will be graduating from college  Horse with no Name   May-18-11 06:40 PM   #70 
     - I like it when management tries to save everyone's jobs instead of secretly creating a  Liberal_in_LA   May-18-11 07:34 PM   #76 

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