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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:25 AM
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what was your major in college?
?
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:26 AM
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1. accounting..
very very boring.
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:59 AM
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21. Same here.
But I didn't find it boring it all. Am I weird?

:hi:
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:10 PM
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28. actually, there were classes i found fascinating
and then there were classes like auditing that bored me to tears.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:27 AM
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2. PoliSci
and almost enough coursework for minors in English, History and Womens' Studies (one credit shy of each).

And no, my major has almost nothing to do with my career (which did not even exist when I was in college).
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:30 AM
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10. Mine too. Concentration in Public Administration
Has nothing to do with what I've doing for a living for 30 years, however. :eyes:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:32 AM
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12. Ain't that the truth, though...
I always wish I would've majored in journalism or something like that. But then I look at the working conditions for journalists these days, and say "damn, maybe being a techmonkey isn't such a bad thing after all".

:)
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:27 AM
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3. Poverty
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:29 PM
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66. That's a tough major.
:(

The exams are impossible.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:27 AM
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4. music perfomance, then computer science, then business admin
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 11:31 AM by AllegroRondo
(with minors in music composition and database administration)
yes, I have three degrees. not much you can do with a music degree except teach or join the Army Band. I did the second one.
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psychmommy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:28 AM
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5. psychology
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:29 AM
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6. I was a mechanical engineering student.


now I'm a shoprat.

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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:29 AM
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7. Physics. n/t
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:29 AM
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8. Foriegn languages...French major, and Spanish minor...
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:30 AM
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9. English (creative writing concentration)
and a minor (one class shy of a major) in theater arts.

I want the T-shirt that says "I was an English major. You do the math." Pertinent on several levels.
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:43 AM
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16. English with a minor in History
Love the T-shirt slogan. That's spot-on!
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:56 PM
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47. English major, Poli Sci minor
MSW on hiatus
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:32 AM
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11. progression of things...
Communications---> Theater---> Musical Theater---> Dance---> Opted for the early-out and joined the work-force....

Three colleges later: no degree. A good career since then, but no "sheepskin." :shrug:
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:34 AM
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13. Communication
Emphasis in Media and technology Studies.
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:40 AM
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14. Marine Engineering.
Yeah, Mr. Excitement.
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:42 AM
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15. Psychology
Poli Sci minor.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:44 AM
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17. History & Poli Sci
woo hoo
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:04 PM
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24. Mine, too
History/Poli-Sci double major. After I finish my last paper of the semester (due in about six hours :scared:), I'll be almost half-way through a Masters in Political Science.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:06 PM
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51. good luck with the paper...slacker!
get off the DU and get to work!

:yourock:
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:32 AM
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146. Thanks!
Yeah, I was just taking one of my many breaks during the writing process! I finished in time, though. See, if you force yourself to work under the pressure of time you have no other option than to do the very best that you can... or something like that! haha
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Highway61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:44 AM
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18. ....Nursing
Oh, If I had it to do over
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momto3 Donating Member (497 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:45 AM
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19. Music performance (flute) then Biology
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:58 AM
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20. History
Minor in English. Grad work in Historic Preservation.

So, of course, I do marketing and development for a public radio station after an earlier career in PR. Makes perfect sense, right?
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:27 AM
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145. For a history major, it does.
My academic adviser spent my whole 3 1/2 undergrad years in a cold sweat because I wasn't getting teaching credentials. She kept warning me that there are no jobs for history majors. I used to worry about her worrying so much.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:03 PM
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22. English (Composition and Rhetoric)
And Equal parts English and American Literature, esp metaphysical and romantic periods.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:03 PM
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23. Electrical engineering with a minor in liberal arts
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:03 PM
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97. Okay, that explains a lot.
Namely your talent with math, science AND language.
Well done.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:25 PM
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109. And then I studied music after college, and then got a Master's in theology.
Jack of all trades that never focused on anything...

:-)

Thanks for the compliment!
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 03:16 AM
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157. Ah, now I know why I like you!
I also graduated with a BSEE.

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Jennifer C Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:05 PM
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25. Advertising
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:05 PM
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26. Custom Degree: Multidisciplinary - Social Prejudice Studies
The study of discrimination, prejudice and the history of civil rights. I had hopes of being a feminist civil rights trouble maker for a living. :)
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:06 PM
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27. Never went to college.
Redstone
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montanto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:12 PM
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29. inglesh
but, I havnt' fowd ane yuse 4 it,
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:13 PM
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30. Geology
I have a Master's in Oceanography and am finishing up my MBA now.
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:06 PM
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100. No foolin', another thing we have in common
At least the Geology part. I'm nearing completion of my MPH. Actually to be honest, I should log off DU and start writing about my methodology right now. Man am I gonna be glad to have this finished.
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Samurai_Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:19 PM
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31. Two majors -- Hotel Restaurant Mgt and Music Performance/Music History
I'm now a technical writer and photographer. Go figure.
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:20 PM
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32. CIS - Computer Information Systems
majored in chemistry the first few years.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:22 PM
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33. civil & environmental engineering
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:23 PM
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34. Graphic Design
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:38 PM
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75. Me too
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:24 PM
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35. Anthropology and Religion. nt
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:30 PM
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36. Ummm, which one? ;)
Started out in geology, but couldn't understand inorganic chemistry.
Tried computer graphics software programming next; couldn't understand calculus.
Got a 2-year AAS in Drafting Technology right when the oil bust hit Houston in 1984; couldn't get a job.
Went back to school on parent's dime since they were offering and got a BA in Graphic Design and Liberal Arts. Found out I couldn't stand working with clients that wanted the Moon for the price of a burger. I did have a great job as the Graphic Artist for a computer game company only to learn they always laid everyone off just after Christmas, even my job.
Took more drafting classes in the early years of CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) but hardly any companies were using the software yet. Architects all did their own CAD and oil bidness was very much into nepotism.
Was unemployed for a couple of years and did lots of cooking and baking during that time. Found I had a knack for it and took pastry and baking classes. Had one fairly good pastry cook job for a year at $7 an hour and that was the most I was ever paid in the food industry for the next couple of years, when I could find work at all.
Took another class in AutoCAD as I was working as a DJ at a commercial station in transition between formats and finally got back into drafting. Ten years later all this schooling and on-the-job-training got me the position of Sr Piping Mapper :D

So, to answer the question, I have one and a half degrees and five majors
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:42 PM
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78. wow
inorganic is the EASY one...
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:45 PM
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82. Too many numbers to memorize... (i.e., valences)
I have a great book on food science and lore and in the back, the author (Harold McGee) has an appendix on organic chemistry. He's so good at describing how it works that I found it easy when compared to the dryness of inorganic. But, everyone has different ways of thinking. The dry theory stuff is the best way to put me to sleep or put me in a trance

Art or drafting on the other hand is my forte. I'll leave the science to the scientists and researchers :)
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:32 PM
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37. Political Science and Spanish
For my masters it was Journalism
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:44 PM
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38. History...working on the graduate degree now...
:scared:
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:46 PM
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39. Environmental Management, undergrad
Never went for a masters, but took a lot of unmatriculated coursework in database programming
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:48 PM
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40. Theatre
That's why I have a PhD in Computing.........
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:49 PM
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41. Geology.
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:59 PM
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96. Same here
Working on (writing the thesis) on a Master's of Industrial Hygiene otherwise
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:08 PM
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101. Hey...
I see you're from MN. Where did you get your degree from?
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:09 PM
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102. Winona State nt
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 05:10 PM by eyepaddle
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:49 PM
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42. Psychology, with a minor is sociology.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:37 PM
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95. Ha, that's funny!
I did a double major, psy/soc! :hi:
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HERVEPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:50 PM
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43. Math
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:50 PM
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44. Ballet
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:17 PM
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59. Wow! Did you get a job in your field?
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:58 PM
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83. Actually....
I did Marine Engineering. But it was already taken in a posting above (by the notorious Cloudbase). Since I dance just before I pass out, ballet seemed like a good choice (after all it IS the Lounge!).
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:19 PM
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108. Notorious?
It's two different coasts, so it's okay. Besides, your propellers probably turn counterclockwise.
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:51 PM
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45. Undergrad: Microbiology Grad: MBA
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:53 PM
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46. BA: Psychology. BS: Management. M.Ed: Higher Ed Administration.
:hi:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:00 PM
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48. Rangeland Resource Science- Wildland Soils Option
:woohoo:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:28 PM
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64. Wow! That's not a major you hear about very often.
:)

That explains some of your posts. I'm guessing you work in wide outdoor spaces.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:14 PM
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140. I sometimes work outside, yes.
:)

And no, it's not a common major.

:)
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:00 PM
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49. Psychology, minor in sociology and English. n/t
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electron_blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:02 PM
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50. physics
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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:09 PM
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52. I'm not in college yet.
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IzaSparrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:13 PM
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53. zoology..n/t
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:14 PM
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54. mechanical engineering. nt.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:21 PM
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55. History w/ minor a in German n/t
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:45 PM
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56. Two: Music (composition, orchestration, arranging) and Journalism
Glad to say I've used both. Now all I need is a job as a music journalist.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:26 PM
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62. That was actually my job up until May of this year...
now I just edit, for the most part. Music journalism's fun and all, but it engenders many bad habits that lead to poor health. :evilgrin:
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:09 PM
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57. Marijuana and beer
Oh yeah, and Graphic Design
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RushIsRot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:15 PM
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58. Art, Graphic Arts
Would you like fries with that?
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:23 PM
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60. violin performance
but after 30 odd years of freelancing, I'm becoming frustrated with the field. I think I'd like to do something else to at least supplement my income; but I'm not sure what.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:55 AM
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148. Nice to know I'm not the only one. :P
:hi:
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:24 PM
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61. Journalism, emphasis in magazine writing/editing. Minors in Sociology and Political Science n/t
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:26 PM
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63. Are you now working as a Journalist for a magazine?
:)
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:29 PM
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65. Why, yes, actually.
I work for an altweekly in South Florida. Don't do much writing anymore. Mostly crossing other people's Ts, dotting their Is, and screaming at them. ;)
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:32 PM
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That's cool if you like it.
I've always thought that writing for a living was an odd career.

The writing has to be the most rewarding part, but because the actual writers are the bottom of the totem pole you are driven to get out of writing and into the more boring, administrative, but safer careers higher up.

I know two people who LOVE being editors, but most writers love and miss the writing. :shrug:
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:35 PM
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71. Very true. But both writers and editors get paid jack shit, so it actually doesn't make sense...
to move away from what you love.

I have a kind of unusual position. I was on the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll beat until May (wrote the paper's music column), and since I've stopped it, anytime I find something that I'd like to write about, I can pretty much go ahead and do it, then pass it along to my boss, who edits it.

So, it's not as if I don't get to write anymore. In fact, I have more freedom to write about what I want than I used to. I'm just on a bit of a hiatus after three years of hanging out in bars and clubs till 4 a.m. and writing about it.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:29 PM
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67. It IS Fine Arts
Long ago in another lifetime it was Creative Writing.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:05 PM
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99. A Fine Art you ARE
just sayin howdy :D

:yoiks:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:12 PM
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103. Awww
I can always count on you.

:hi:
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:18 PM
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107. Yup
You can count on me :)

If you like, you can also draw on me, rub on me, slobber on me.. you know.. all that stuffs.

Woot! And it's Inchworm with the flirt.. Scoooooooooorrrrrrreee!

:loveya:

:rofl:

I really should goto the store but I'm too lazy. :blush:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:30 PM
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68. My major was English Lit. My minor was history.
:)
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:32 PM
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69. Political Science
History minor

Law school was the standard juris doctorate, no LLM specialization.

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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:32 PM
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70. Mechanical Engineering
Don't remember a thing!

:D
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:37 PM
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72. Accounting.
yeah i'm fun at parities.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:37 PM
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73. Social Work
with a minor in criminal justice.
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MANative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:38 PM
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74. Dual major in Communication and Education, with a
Certificate in Management - 2 courses shy of a minor.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:40 PM
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76. Which time?
I graduated with a two degrees, a BS in Econ and a BA in English...

planned on going to Law School, changed my mind and went back to school for Chemistry, will be starting med school next fall.
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PRETZEL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:40 PM
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77. Public Administration
went back and got my accounting certificate many years later.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:49 PM
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79. Social Work
minor in History. I started out to teach, but, the war on some drugs put the screws to my ever setting foot in a school as a teacher. I graduated into the teeth of poppy's resession so no jobs, after sending out about a thousand resumes, I gave up and took the SSI they give us natural born cripples.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:04 PM
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80. I'm majoring in political science and minoring in sociology right now.
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 03:04 PM by primate1
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:38 PM
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81. Music (History and Literature)
That's me. I'm a musicologist.
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:02 PM
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84. Philosophy. (nt)
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unsavedtrash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:05 PM
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85. BA- Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Finishing up my Masters in Library and Information Studies in May.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:27 PM
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110. As in "how to?" or historical studies?
:P

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unsavedtrash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:52 PM
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118. historical studies
ultimately becoming the Librarian at the or a Holocaust Museum.
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:09 PM
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86. journalism
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 04:09 PM by Rising Phoenix
minors....comp lit, psych, art
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:12 PM
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87. It's going to be Political Science
I don't have enough credits to declare a Major yet, but when I do, it'll definitely be Poli-Sci. :hi:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:13 PM
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88. Elementary education
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:17 PM
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89. Molecular biophysics
with a minor in dope and partying. :P
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Hangingon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:22 PM
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90. Major in Political Science and minor in Economics
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:24 PM
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91. Journalism/Photography/Public Relations
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:29 PM
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92. Classics.
Arma virumque cano.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:43 PM
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120. philology?
i studied philosophy
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:51 PM
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123. No, more Latin and Greek culture, emphasis on literature and history.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:06 PM
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129. AWESOME
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flying rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:34 PM
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93. AAS in computer network systems
BS in fine arts: painting and drawing
I work as a millwright :shrug:
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:36 PM
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94. Double major Psychology/Sociology
A couple of useless areas of study, I assure you.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:04 PM
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98. Beer
and beer apparatuses
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siouxsiecreamcheese Donating Member (534 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:13 PM
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104. Art History
Oh, how far it has taken me. :eyes:
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:14 PM
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105. I'm the only one in this lounge with a Theology degree....oh wait, I mean Accounting......
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:18 PM
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106. Electrical Engineering Technology
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:47 PM
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111. History
Specifically SW US/Central and South America. Spanish minor.
In my dream life I go back to school, do anthropology/archeology, French and Greek
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:54 PM
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112. print journalism - now I'm a stenographer, go figure.
:)
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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:01 PM
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113. Special Education because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children
Unfortunately I don't get that sense of satisfaction as often as I would like.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:02 PM
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114. Geography
I specialized in climatology/biogeography, but am now teaching cultural and human geog ... go figure!
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:16 PM
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115. International Stud
Serious! My degree was International Studies but it got truncated to "International Stud" on the top of every page of my transcripts!

I also got minors in Economics and Spanish/Latin American Studies.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:03 PM
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127. You're lucky. One of my friend majored in Mathematical Anal
He got ribbed a lot for that. :-)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:18 PM
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116. Political Science with a History minor.
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:44 PM
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117. Anthropology
and a couple classes short of a second BA in business/economics. Working archaeologist. (At least I know how much I'm getting screwed! :P )
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AllieB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:20 PM
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119. Economics and Business, MA in Finance
I am one of those boring numbers crunchers.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:44 PM
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121. psychology
minor sociology :eyes:

then a masters in social work
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:47 PM
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122. Violin.
But I wanted to get into composition rather than performance.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:53 PM
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124. Biology.
Got a vocational ed 2-year degree in Court reporting (stenography) which was pretty difficult, but fortunately I had a knack for it -- great English skills and years of piano playing.

B.A. in Biology from a well known liberal arts school (They didn't offer the B.S. and the B.A. was a bit easier) with minors in Art and Sociology. Majored in music for a while but didn't want to spend 4 hours a day in a practice room, and the competition was tough. Glad I didn't do that; playing in a symphony orchestra is like being part of a human jukebox and totally uncreative.

I liked fine arts and liberal arts much better, and made better grades, but the parental units demanded I get a REAL science degree -- sociology and psych were black arts to them.

Juris Doctor -- standard law degree.

The only one of those degrees that got me a job was the court reporting - I did that for a number of years until I got burned out. The stress from dealing with nasty judges and lawyers made me run off screaming.

Now, how you get a job as a legal assistant when you're over 40 is beyond me. Even if you've seen a million trials and know procedure and evidence and pleadings COLD -- on autopilot.

But underneath it all I am creative and don't fit into Cubicle World at all.


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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:01 PM
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125. Art and I was sooooo cooooool!
I had hair down to there, long beautiful hair....

and I walked around with my portfolio under one arm and a fishing tackle box in the other hand. Great times....
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:03 AM
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141. No, it's Art and I *were* so cool.
And who's Art?

:rofl:

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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:02 PM
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126. I had a dual major (required by my university for my degree)
My degree is in journalism; my majors were newspaper writing/editing and history.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:03 PM
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128. Chemistry
I'm flabbergasted that nobody has posted this one yet.

Actually, I have enough chemistry credits for two BS degrees in Chemistry.

Oh, my second major was Mathematics.

and my minor was CS.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:12 PM
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130. Political Science and Business
When I was in college Business was so unpopular there was no wait to get in. You could walk in--so I did because I realized my original plan of being a political writer would suck because all my relatives & connections worked for Standard Oil, Wells Fargo and then-Gov. Reagan. All my job offers came from that arena after graduation. God save me if I'd taken up the Reagan staff offer. It was a wicked recession when I graduated. So I hid out in B-school. That worked out pretty good. :)
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:15 PM
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131. Art
I did get a graduate degree in counseling. I don't do much counseling anymore but I still do art.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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RebelSansCause Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:16 PM
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132. i am in college now! and i'm Physics + Philosophy
it's a pretty sweet combo.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:23 PM
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133. Career Avoidance :(
It would have been Sociology, hmm useful.

My husband graduated but with Philosophy, so now he works construction :)
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:46 PM
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134. I changed majors 5 times.
:blush:
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lizerdbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:50 PM
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135. Biology with a 'Microbiology Option'
which just means your upper level courses are micro. A separate major of microbiology wasn't available. And I automatically minored in chemistry due to taking analytical chemistry for the micro option.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:50 PM
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136. Music, Business, Liberal Arts.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:51 PM
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137. Cultural Anthropology.
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Ivan Sputnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:04 PM
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138. English
with a journalism minor. I'm an editor, so I've "done something" with it, too -- just to spite all the business majors and pre-meds who thought I was crazy. The remuneration is quite modest, though.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:10 PM
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139. Tits.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:09 AM
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142. History
A fine and useful field of study...for gettin' into grad school.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:20 AM
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143. Jazz Studies.
Major in performance, minor in arranging...

There used to be the common wisdom when I was in school that the best use for such a diploma was in your bathroom with a case that said, "Break Glass in Case of Emergency".
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:24 AM
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144. Music Education
I ended up in computers.
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:37 AM
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147. Zoology, Entomology
BS and MS, respectively
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:12 AM
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149. computer science, biology
:D
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Misskittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:19 AM
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150. political science
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:25 AM
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151. Journalism/Political Science
double major. :hi:
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:26 AM
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152. Political Science
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:49 AM
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153. Still in college working on Poly Sci, Minor in Middle Eastern Studies
Considering picking up Econ as a second major.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:56 AM
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154. I cheated
I majored in Spanish after having lived and studied in Spain.
I wanted a major that wouldn't stress me out while I has having
fun taking courses in stuff that interested me, like Psych,
Anthropology, Linguistics, Swedish, Russian, German and other stuff.

No way I should have been offered a cool job after a useless academic
career like that, but there is no justice, and now, 30 years later,
I'm still with the same outfit that recruited me a year after graduation,
and now I'm station chief for Europe. Go figure!
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MikeH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 02:02 AM
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155. Mathematics and Computer Science
My Bachelor's degree (BA) was in Mathematics, with a Minor in Physics; my Master's degree (MS) was in Computer Science. Both were from San Diego State University, in 1972 and 1979 respectively.

I was always good with numbers and mathematics since I was a kid, so math was the natural major for me. I decided to go with Computer Science for my Master's degree, since that is where the jobs were.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 03:14 AM
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156. Electrical Engineering
Two years later, I haven't had a job related to my degree.

But in all honesty, I wish I had majored in political science or history.

I know I would have done a hell of a lot better as well in college. If I had to offer a piece of advice for any freshman, I'd tell them to major in what is closest to their passion and what truly interests them and not to be too concerned about "expected starting salaries" and such crap.
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