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Question about Business Marketing!

lhume9lhume9 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Hello. Long time lurker on this site and just made an account because i need some help. I'm staring at my College applications, not knowing what to declare myself as. I'm too scared to put myself as undeclared because supposedly it puts your transcript up against their hardest requirements.

I honestly don't know what i want to major in, but Marketing sounds nice (I think..). I would love to work in the entertainment industry (movies, shows, commercials, advertising) but i don't want to get a film degree. So i was thinking the next best thing would be a business degree.

I'm pretty sure i don't want to major in Bus. Admin because it's too vague and i heard it's best to specialize just a little.

So it leaves me with Marketing. Do you guys think that'd be a good major for the things i'd like to do?

And...i'm pretty dang bad at Math. I have a D+ in precalc right now (senior year). In Alg, geometry, alg2/trig i got low B's. I'm not sure if i can handle a calc 2+ class. Will marketing **** me?

Any insight/advice is welcome!

P.S. If it makes a difference, the school i really really want to go to is Washington state (although i'm from California).

Replies to: Question about Business Marketing!

  • MadaboutxMadaboutx Registered User Posts: 1,592 Senior Member
    I would say you can put anything you want down because you don't have a clear vision of what you want to do. You are undecided so anything you put down other than that seems contrived at this point.

    The entertainment industry is a business and it is vast - it has marketing, finance, sales, service, communications, make up, lighting, film, art, acting, editing, writing, and the list goes on and on. You will need to hone in on something eventually but you don't need to do it now. I would say do more sout searching, go undecided and figure out what you want to do and where you want to be in the next 5-10 years. What would you be willing to do for 40-60 hours a week for a given amount of money?

    And people often don't choose things because they aren't good at this math or that math and yet...if you can get through a semester of two of hard math classes, in most cases, you'll never have to do higher math than add, subtract, multiply and divide in most careers.
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