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Something I am wondering...

For those of you who have been to or are currently in college... what is/was your major? What would your second choice have been?

and also:

Do any of you belong to any organizations, either professional or personal, that you'd want to talk about in the comments?

lastly:

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rolypolypony
Apr. 18th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
I majored in psych - both history and english were close runners-up. I actually had enough credits for a history major, but not the right classes, so it could only be a minor. And I had enough english and religion classes for minors in both of those, but, again, not the right classes, so no official minors in either!

petite_tadpole
Apr. 18th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
First i majored in biology with intentions of going to Veterinary school. That wasn't for me. So, I majored in health sciences and went to nursing school. Again, not for me.

Now I'm majoring in Film and Photography with a concentration in Still Photography, and getting certified to teach elementary school. This is for me :)
cyn_ful
Apr. 18th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
You just asked one of the hardest questions. I continually change my mind on my major. I might decide one day. It has been psychology, elementary education, computer science, accounting, etc.

Organizations vary as well. I haven't joined any in college, but since I work at a college I can tell you about the ones on campus here. *smiles*
nentari
Apr. 18th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
I majored in English & Portuguese, and did a post-grad on Library Science. I wanted to study Translation first, but was convinced that E&P would give me a broader range of career options after graduation.
indigochild76
Apr. 18th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
Back in undergrad, my major was Mechanical Engineering. I also started out getting a minor in Mathematics, but I ended up falling one class short because I felt the need to kick my minor to the curb in order to take bio-related classes to prep myself for grad school.

In grad school, I got my Master's in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in both Biomaterials and Biomechanics.

As for professional organizations? Back in college, I was a member of both ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and SWE (Society for Women Engineers). In grad school, I was a member of BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society). After my schooling, I dropped out of all of them because the annual fees were just too steep for me.

As for personal organizations? Well, prior to my college years and during my grad school years, I was a member of the Octavo Singers Choral Society. We sang about 3 to 4 concerts per year, one of which was ALWAYS Handel's 'Messiah'. I sang Soprano I.

*hugs*
indigochild76
Apr. 18th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... I should probably add this:

If I could do it all over again, I'd have chosen a different major entirely. Of course, this is me speaking from gained experiences.

Anyhow, I should have gone into elementary education or something along those lines. I'm very good with children. You could say I have a natural knack and kids gravitate toward me like bees to honey. No joke! But I also wouldn't mind getting into something dealing with videogame design. I'd be especially happy if I could be a game writer... not the programmer, mind you, but the person who writes the story for the game. I also wouldn't mind being a script writer. :-)

*hugs you*
mynuet
Apr. 18th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
History with teaching certification. It was originally English with teacher certification, but the English classes drove me nuts. I'm also going to get a minor in Spanish because hey - I speak the language and might as well.

For organizations, I belong to PAGE, Professional Association of Georgia Educators, because to take teaching courses you have to do a practicum, and to do a practicum you have to have liability insurance, for which you have to join a teacher's organization. I chose PAGE as opposed to GAE, the other teacher group that was available, because I despise a lot of the causes for which the NEA, GAE's parent organization, spends its money lobbying.
playboy_mommy
Apr. 18th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
I majored in English for my undergrad, as well as my first MA. My second MA is in communication studies. If I had to do it over again, I'd probably stick with it, but I've always had a feverish interest in law...

I belong to NCA and NCTE, primarily. I believe there are a few other "little" ones, but those are the main tow.

xo
platyg
Apr. 18th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
I'm totally an outsider on this, lol. I have a BS in Business Management. I started out pre-med, then went education, then went math, then went economics, and finally settled on business. If I could do it over, I'd probably have stuck with pre-med. It's always been what I wanted, since I was like 5. No organizations because work took up what time school didn't.
autumnwish
Apr. 18th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
Psychology. My second choice would have been education so I could teach Psychology.

I'm not sure that it counts as an organization but I was part of the elite choir at my college. It is how I was able to pay my way through classes.
houses7177
Apr. 18th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
I majored in physics and minored in chem in college [I was one course short of a double major with chem]. I belong to the Acoustical Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, the Society of Engineering Geology and I think another I can't remember off the top of my head. Is that what you were looking for?
katzk
Apr. 18th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
My major was Finance. If I were to study now I'd choose graphic design or advertising. Or commercial design. :)
empressvesica
Apr. 19th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
I majored in Psych/Economics. I think if I could do it again, I would do a full double major rather than the minor plus, as my school allowed. Other than that, not a single regret.
megh
Apr. 19th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
My major is International Studies with a Center on History. The other Majors I thought seriously about were history, Poli-Sci, International Studies, Linguistics, and Geology. Nice selection, huh? No wonder it took me so long to make up my mind. IS is a nice combination of the things I liked about all of the majors I looked at. Except for Geology. That one is just random.

As for organizations, I don't belong to any.
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