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What is your major?  

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  1. 1. What is your major?

    • Agriculture
      2
    • Architecture
      3
    • Ethnic/Cultural/Gender Studies
      2
    • Arts (performance, theater, visual, etc.)
      23
    • Biologic/biomedical sciences
      8
    • Business
      25
    • Communications/ Journalism
      20
    • Computer/ Information sciences
      16
    • Education
      6
    • Engineering
      50
    • English
      7
    • Family and Consumer sciences
      0
    • Health/Safety/Clinical Sciences
      2
    • History
      6
    • Language
      2
    • Law/Criminal Justice
      6
    • Liberal arts and sciences/ humanities
      2
    • Math/Statistics
      3
    • Natural Resources/ Conservation
      3
    • Recreation/Fitness
      2
    • Culinary
      1
    • Philosophy/ Religion
      0
    • Physical Sciences
      6
    • Psychology
      5
    • Social Sciences
      4
    • I didn't attend college.
      4
    • I haven't graduated from high school yet.
      37


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It's very hard to explain, but I left each lecture/panel/tour thinking to myself, "Is this really what I want to do?".

 

Then, last semester, I began to dislike the courses that I was taking. All of it was just deriving formulas and doing calculations that would take a good while each.

 

I'm not the kind of person who can just sit around all day and do mathematics problems, or repair intricate machinery - it just took me until now to realize it. I've always been more of a creative person than a technical person. I have always casted my creative abilities aside as a hobby.

 

I want to create things, not maintain them.

 

That was something that I discovered in my engineering curriculum, half of it I loved, half of it I absolutely despised. I too was more creative than technical but unfortunately I found that there wasn't a lot of room for creativity in my (and probably most) undergraduate programs, some sure but not that kind that I was expecting.

 

Also, to address your last statement, I've discovered that there are a LOT more opportunities in this world that involve "maintaining" things that there are "creating" things. Wish someone I had been told me that a long time ago because I think with the right mindset certain maintenance and operations position could be a lot of fun.

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Well, I started out going for Mechanical Engineering for obvious reasons, but then I remembered how much I HATE math! Now...

 

Associate: Fine Arts

Bachelors: Graphic Design

 

Graphic Design is what I love. I've been doing it for years and can sit at the computer and get lost in what I'm doing. I can sit here all day and it feels like it's been an hour.

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Associate: Fine Arts

Bachelors: Graphic Design

 

Graphic Design is what I love. I've been doing it for years and can sit at the computer and get lost in what I'm doing. I can sit here all day and it feels like it's been an hour.

I wish I could have gotten into the Graphic Design program! But, Penn State's is so stringent, you have to be willing to declare it before you even start as a freshman, and unless you want to be there for six years you're pretty much stuck doing it and nothing else besides the required general education courses. You just don't have room for any electives at all.

 

I can't even take Graphic Design courses that are in my major's curriculum because I'm not in their program! It's ridiculous!

 

Thankfully, the program that I'm in now is the next best thing, as it's interdisciplinary.

 

I'm learning to do stuff like this. Robb, is this the sort of thing you used to do?

 

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Didn't enroll for a full college education. Have taken classes at the community college in fine art/art. I have been a working artist (and a starving artist) for a very long time now I have the experience in color and composition, basic design, fiber mixed media, and weaving (looms). As a child I loved mechanical drawing. Really like using a ruler and pencil to make straight lines without tails on the corners. Have graduated to making curved lines.

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I have a

BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (So I am a rocket scientist)

Master in Business Administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake

 

 

I worked in the Johnson Space Center for 3 years as a space shuttle safety engineer. Currently I am a web applications developer for Schlumberger.

 

I also have been a Mobile DJ since 1987. My true passions is entertaining people with a ton of high tech equipment. Which is why I love theme parks.

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I started college seeking a degree in Architecture, but then learned reeeealy quickly that it wasn't for me and moved to photography; a major that I think was better suited for me in the first place. (It'd be listed under Arts.)

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My major is Mechanical Engineering under the Manufacturing discipline. I'll be getting my B.S. degree this coming May after 5 years. I actually found it pretty enjoyable and help boost my creative side. I'm not only good with numbers, but I'm also a great writer, musician, and artist (just have keep practicing on drawing some more).

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I started college seeking a degree in Architecture, but then learned reeeealy quickly that it wasn't for me and moved to photography; a major that I think was better suited for me in the first place. (It'd be listed under Arts.)

3 years since I've made that post, I've learned that "photography" is not an actual major (it's only a focus as you complete a real major), and that a major within Media Arts (recently changed from Telecommunications, and listed under Communications/Journalism) had more of what I was interested in. Still, I was able to finish studio art as a minor!

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