Originally Posted by Paintballstud20
Hey guys I'm going to be off to college soon but I have no clue where I wanna go and do.For a while I thought I might go into the army or air force but I don't think I'd do too well.
What majors you guys are in and like?
Have they lead to some good jobs?
Also what colleges did you guys go. I have a predicted 33 for my act score. So any suggestions would help. Would like to know what my fellow paintballers thibk
I just graduated and was in the same position as you. I really didn't have much of a desire to go to school until about 3 months before my HS graduation. I applied to UCF for the summer semester and fell in love with it. I had no idea what I wanted to do, so I started off as business. The first 2 years of your academic career is all general education so you can feel free to take some classes and get a feel for what you like.
Wrapping up the end of my second year, I took a course in Statistics and really enjoyed it. I figured what the heck, I'll change my major. I went in for business, after 2 years switched over to statistics with a minor in mathematics and now I work at a software company (having taking only one computer science class).
My advice - Pick something general for your first two years (you won't be taking your specialized classes until after your first two years). Use this time to take some different classes. If you like something, look into it and follow some course of action.
The truth is that a large majority of graduates aren't getting jobs in their majors anyways. Employers are looking for 2 things:
Did you take the initiative to finish school and
Did you find something and stick with it
For the most part, you'll be trained in anything you do, but for the most part, the whole college experience is to teach you how to think, regardless of what you choose as a major.
Don't forget, have a blast!