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Considering a different major... any advice?

SaarabeanSaarabean Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
I'm 18 and currently a junior at the University of North Florida. I was double-majoring in History and English with a minor in education, but I realized that the job world isn't kind to liberal arts majors. Also, the teaching field is not actively hiring English or history teachers. I'm keeping my one History major and education minor just in case I manage to land a teaching position.

I'm dropping my English major and picking something else up. I was considering Business Management or Accounting. I'm not too keen with the first one, because I can't see myself as a good boss and I'm not good at schmoozing or persuading or anything like that. I'm not a math wizard, but I am an excellent critical thinker, I am very organized, I'm good with memorization, and I'm good at researching. I've heard these traits are what accountants should have.

Should I try accounting or is there another major with a "stable" job market I can take up?
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Replies to: Considering a different major... any advice?

  • msl2008msl2008 Registered User Posts: 307 Junior Member
    Accounting sounds like it may be a fit for you. But if you ever want to go beyond being a peon you better learn how to "schmooze" and network because that will determine how good of a career you have. That's for any job....an accounting major will get your foot in the door but it won't help you get promoted.
  • chriswchrisw Registered User Posts: 1,585 Senior Member
    One thing I learned from college is that your field of study does not necessarily directly correlate with your career (personally, my career field is hardly related to my major!). It is crucial to major in a field that you care about, since your grades will be better and you will be able to get your foot in the door of more companies. Recruiters recognize that undergraduate education usually doesn't teach you how to do your job; it just gives you the tools you need to learn how to do your job. Therefore, it's more important than anything else for you to show that you are good at learning. The rest will follow from there.
  • msl2008msl2008 Registered User Posts: 307 Junior Member
    I just read that you're 18 and a junior in college....if that is the case you must be pretty intelligent so it shouldn't matter what major you do since your intelligence should give you a clear advantage. Maybe start your own company or something? I have never heard of someone who skipped a few grades majoring in history/english...usually they're in the science field....
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