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Old 12-15-2012, 01:57 AM #1
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Lost about school

Hi all,
I'm almost 23 and I'm lost to do about school. Right now I have a regular associate's degree. I have also worked retail for 4 years while being in school.

Now I don't know what to major in.. I have tried everything from business, communication, to criminal justice. The latest I have been thinking about being cop and got two perfect A's in my Criminal Justice class. (Accounting/Economics I failed) so the business degree is probably out of the question.

Now it is between Communications, Criminal Justice, or heck joining the Navy! The Navy is really a last resort though. For communications I'm just hoping I will get some internships that could lead to some office work. I want to get anything that is out of retail for now.

Criminal Justice what else is there besides working security, police, or in a jail. I don't really want to do those anymore and I kinda feel at ease that I don't have to deal with troublesome people and people who are at their worst. I don't know.. I'm a happy nice postive person and it's just kinda depressing. Criminal Justice you always have to be alert as well. If you slip one second that could be your life on the line.

I have a fair amount in savings (barely buy anything) and I still have a lot even with buying a brand new afforadble compact car. I always want to find a girl to be with and that might be hard being away from her and family in the Navy and also will never get to drive my car which I love to death.

So I'm completely lost.. people have told me to go to trade schools, get a certificate, but I don't know if those hold any weight. It also just sucks so much because how the job market is right now. I've come to that point where it's pretty much "just get a degree to get one." That is true that a degree and work experience will always give you a extra lead compared to someone who doesn't have one.

I even thought History major but that is probably the most useless. I do have a lot of English classes well and have got many A's and B's in them. I guess my ideal job would be working in an office or something. English could be a useful skill to have, but I don't know if it would be marketable.

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:03 AM #2
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You seem like a nice guy it's a shame .

I would say be a teacher , like science or math .
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:04 AM #3
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:11 AM #5
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my community college nearby offers another's university's program for Political Science. I followed heavily the presdiential debates and it really interested me. I'm a big republican, but also have sides toward Ron Paul.

This was said about it:
If you have at least a graduate level degree in political science, you could always go to work for a nonprofit organization or a nongovernmental organization (NGO) if you are unable to secure a job in academia, private industry, or government. Nonprofit and NGO organizations are always interested in new talent, although the competition is often intense.


I'm wondering if maybe I should do something like major: Communication, English, or Poltical Science then minor in Business Administration (I already have two classes down for it) With any of these degrees I could then get a certificate as a Paralegal. Other than that I just have to hope a business will take me for having a degree. Time's are tough!

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:32 AM #7
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Get that money and then get *****. And about the car, **** the car... get money fool quit acting like a *****, take the city bus if you need too. This is real life we talkin.

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:55 AM #8
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:28 AM #9
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Don't go to school just to go to school. Too many people are in college today as it is for that exact reason and a ton of them either drop out before finishing or end up with a $150k liberal arts degree that won't really help them make any more money. Really give some thought to what you want to do before you commit to anything.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:32 AM #20
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It's a personal goal to finish school and get a bachelor's degree. I know it's a sad world and economy we live in now.

I'm a really good worker and I know it's only retail but I always get rave reviews from my managers of how great and hard of a worker I'm compared to others. You give me a job I will get it done. I do make mistakes every now and then, but if you tell me once I make sure it doesn't happen again and I learn that way.


It's come down to Political Science or Communications? Which one do you guys think. I'm going to try to get a job over the summer with my associates that is a little bit higher up compared to retail. I figure I can get some more "work experience" there and then an internship to go with one of the majors.

I have heard the work experience can override a degree and adding a bachelor's would never hurt.

Here's my idea..


-Political Science: Work as a Paralegal, government job, non-profit agency, maybe business.

-Communication: Pretty much business or some company.


I had a wild idea of Political Science Major I only need 30 cr. to get bachelor's in this program. Then minor in Communications which is like 3 or 4 more classes only.

The Communication major is 39 cr. So it would almost be the same thing and you get both. For Poltical Science the campus I can attend is closer (10 miles) not in the city either compared to 24 miles. going one way for both. Communications minor or major I would have to take at the farther campus. So if it is a minor that could mean only one day a week I have to go there.


2 people I know reccomended communications and one said poltical science. I personally feel like communication is important in order to talk to people, but in a degree job search I think the poltical science has a little bit more exploration of different areas. Maybe Communications is just enough for a minor? It still has some classes where you have to learn public speaking, get in front of people etc.


Oh and the communication major is kinda different. You take a lot of communication classes, but you also have to take a few media and theatre classes as well. If you minor you can get it solely in Communications though.

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neither comm or poli sci are great in this economy, TBH communications is a bit of a joke and poli sci isn't all that helpful in getting a job.

I'm about to graduate with a degree in economics and I have no trouble beating out comm majors for jobs.

If you really want to make yourself useful then major in computer science, every company ever is looking for computer scientists and for some reason people just don't major in it enough.

If you don't like programming then consider math, bio, physics, chem or engineering. You could also try your hand at econ at another school, sometimes it just takes the right professor to get you hooked. If you major in the sciences you will have a lot more opportunity than if you do anything else.

That said though, don't do any of these things if you don't like them. If you have a clear idea about where you want to go after college and you're passionate about it then shoot for it .
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