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#4206294 - 12/15/15 06:03 PM What was your major in college? (undergrad)  
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Mine: Anthropology

Actual job field that I ended up in: Information Technology


Reason: I was tired of starving. biggrin


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#4206297 - 12/15/15 06:13 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4206308 - 12/15/15 06:32 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4206312 - 12/15/15 06:37 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4206314 - 12/15/15 06:38 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4206321 - 12/15/15 06:42 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4206331 - 12/15/15 06:55 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Took a break on the 4th year (5 year program) to do an internship. They offered me a job. Took me 10 years to come back and finish my degree. By that time, I was already burned out of engineering work, so I switched to Information Technology as my trade.

Pays much less, but better hours and I am the hero of the secretarial pool.

#4206333 - 12/15/15 06:58 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Mine: Anthropology

Actual job field that I ended up in: Information Technology


Reason: I was tired of starving. biggrin


That's funny. Well, not really, but I worked with a guy who studied Anthropology and, when he was tired of starving, when back and got another degree in electrical engineering.

My undergrad started with Physics, ended up with Computer Engineering.

#4206334 - 12/15/15 06:59 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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They used to call it CIS, Computer Information Systems. Don't know what they call it today. Back with the old punch cards, monochrome monitors, 9mm tape drives, etc. E-mail didn't exist.


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#4206338 - 12/15/15 07:03 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Originally Posted By: Bib4Tuna

Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Took a break on the 4th year (5 year program) to do an internship. They offered me a job. Took me 10 years to come back and finish my degree. By that time, I was already burned out of engineering work, so I switched to Information Technology as my trade.

Pays much less, but better hours and I am the hero of the secretarial pool.


Wow. I wrote this and deleted it from my previous post: Now I'm in a corporate world that is choking the life out of the profession (my title and Master's degree is EE). I am seriously burning out, but I'm at an age (46) where I'm wondering if it's worth it to do something else or to just try to hold on. I could survive a pay cut...

#4206340 - 12/15/15 07:07 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4206345 - 12/15/15 07:16 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Lots of engineers and IT techs on SimHQ.

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#4206349 - 12/15/15 07:21 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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But I was overloading with History classes so they made me a double major.

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Then I discovered the fact I was at a college with eight girls for every guy (and the possibilities of that) and failed out.

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#4206351 - 12/15/15 07:25 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: Dart]  
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Originally Posted By: Dart
Then I discovered the fact I was at a college with eight girls for every guy (and the possibilities of that) and failed out.

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Which college was that if you don't mind me asking?


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#4206361 - 12/15/15 07:39 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: Dart]  
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Originally Posted By: Dart


Then I discovered the fact I was at a college with eight girls for every guy (and the possibilities of that) and failed out.

winner


There was a reason I only applied to schools that were veritable sausage fests.


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#4206380 - 12/15/15 08:09 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: NavyNuke99]  
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#4206389 - 12/15/15 08:41 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4206423 - 12/15/15 09:33 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4206431 - 12/15/15 10:05 PM Re: What was your major in college? (undergrad) [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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