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What are your backup plans?

CatriaCatria Registered User Posts: 11,349 Senior Member
edited November 2012 in College Life
I mean, some of you must have backup plans in the event your plans with your current major fall through. What are your backup plans?
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Replies to: What are your backup plans?

  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 32,469 Senior Member
    I have a terrible habit of never having a plan B. Plan A always seems to work out. Yes, this will bite me in the ***.

    I'll let you know in 2-4 months when my grad school apps don't pan out the way I want them to lol.

    Plan B for me is probably Americorps or similar program.
  • ladeeda6ladeeda6 Registered User Posts: 508 Member
    Plan A was becoming some sort of biologist...until this semester. I hate everything to do with my Cell Bio class and realized for sure that I could not see myself working at a bench or a hood all day everyday.
    Plan B: environmental biology. There's a wide variety of work, and the field is expanding where I live. Travel, lab, field and there's a lot of work that only requires a B.S. so I don't feel pressured to jump right into graduate school just to earn an acceptable wage.
  • CatriaCatria Registered User Posts: 11,349 Senior Member
    Plan A: becoming a physicist (where I live, what pay could come with a master's degree in physics is comparable to what engineers can earn; could have gone to a PhD in the US but inability to take the PGRE on time killed all my chances)

    Plan B: special education. I know, completely different from physics, but will only be activated after graduation.
  • VanechkaVanechka Registered User Posts: 361 Member
    A back up plan?!? What is such a thing? Go hard or go home.

    But more seriously, my plan is rather vague. There is an end goal and a few small goals on the end, but so much time in between that must still be figured out.
  • spectasticspectastic - Posts: 847 Member
    Plan A: California

    Plan B: Texas

    Plan C: Somewhere NOT in the midwest....

    in terms of what I'm studying, well I'll be graduating in a month, so we're way past the event horizon. I would like to get my doctorate and work in R&D, but first I'll have to see how my co-op turns out. I might change my mind - doubt it though.
  • SillyStokey92SillyStokey92 Registered User Posts: 677 Member
    Plan A is presently go to grad school and become a professor of English.

    Plan B is work for a non-profit organization, hopefully on the ground as a volunteer coordinator and not as a director of funding or anything.

    Plan C is... cry myself to sleep for a while?
  • SingDanceRunLifeSingDanceRunLife Registered User Posts: 1,787 Senior Member
    I don't have a plan B...probably because I don't even have a solid plan A. I mean, I guess my plan A is to graduate with a BA in psych, which I know I will be able to do (let's be honest, psych isn't a very hard major)...so...yeah...
  • CatriaCatria Registered User Posts: 11,349 Senior Member
    My backup plan is an extreme change from physics/engineering...
  • Writer1992Writer1992 Registered User Posts: 1,072 Senior Member
    Become a bum.

    I honestly don't know. I barely have a Plan A.
  • musicallylatinmusicallylatin Registered User Posts: 3,814 Senior Member
    Uh... Plan B? Should I have one of those?

    Currently my dream is working in some sort of politics communications. Preferably doing research kind of a thing... But I also want to lobby perhaps. Maybe go to law school?

    So seriously, I don't have a plan a... Not sure what I'd switch to major wise if my current one doesn't pan out.
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