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What did you study and what was your favourite subject

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Just curious what people studied here and if your job now has anything to do with what you studied.

 

For people who are studying now, do you plan on doing anything in that direction?

 

+ what were/are your favourite classes?

 

I study graphic design. I learn how to advertise, I learn marketing, I design cards, logos, posters, etc. Anything artistic on the computer and for marketing purposes. My plan is to be a sole trader starting in 2021 and using my graphic design skills. My favourite subjects are: graphic design obviously :D English and ethics.

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My bachelor was one part modern german literary criticism and one part media/communication. I'm currently working on my master degree in film and media culture (research)... I'm hoping to do my doctor afterwards, but I'm not sure yet – really like the academic work. I worked mostly as a copywriter so far but its not exactly my dream job more like a better paid student job. 

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23 minutes ago, LoveInHell said:

and ethics.

 

Nice, I majored in Ethics, a field of Philosophy in my university.

 

Studying the foundation of philosophy, logic, has helped immensely in professional world. Learning how to break down a conclusion to it's premises helps show you how to break down projects into what it really wants to solve, then you can test if it will even solve that before starting anything. I studied it because I found it interesting, but only had vague notions of finding work directly in my field. Nowadays a lot of larger corporations have ethics officers on their legal teams, but I'd probably be bored stiff in one of those roles.

 

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I majored in Computer Information Systems.  Basically a mix of software development, databases, and bits and pieces of business management.

 

And that's basically what I've done in every job since college.

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1 hour ago, LoveInHell said:

Just curious what people studied here and if your job now has anything to do with what you studied.

 

For people who are studying now, do you plan on doing anything in that direction?

 

+ what were/are your favourite classes?

 

I study graphic design. I learn how to advertise, I learn marketing, I design cards, logos, posters, etc. Anything artistic on the computer and for marketing purposes. My plan is to be a sole trader starting in 2021 and using my graphic design skills. My favourite subjects are: graphic design obviously :D English and ethics.

I'm studying Computer Engineering in college and currently in my 3rd Year, 5th Semester. Favourite courses are anything UNIX-related: UNIX I (Unix Scripting), UNIX II (Unix Internals), Internet Programming (JS, PHP, MySQL), Network Programming (C and Java), Java database, etc. Not only these courses are my favourites, but they are also vital in my future job option, but it will be uncertain when I'll be able to find a job as either a network administrator or a system administrator.

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53 minutes ago, Dreakon13 said:

I majored in Computer Information Systems.

 

Exactly same here. For now, working as IT tech specialist, fixing everything that can be fixed :)

As hobby, back in college days, I was busy with Music and Theater arts, participated in couple of local performances, scariest one was acting in front of big crowd of WW2 veterans (10 years ago), I read part of poem with some pretty girl haha.

Nowadays I still learning music theory and practicing by writing songs and stuff for upcoming album. 

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1 hour ago, DaivRules said:

 

Nice, I majored in Ethics, a field of Philosophy in my university.

 

Studying the foundation of philosophy, logic, has helped immensely in professional world. Learning how to break down a conclusion to it's premises helps show you how to break down projects into what it really wants to solve, then you can test if it will even solve that before starting anything. I studied it because I found it interesting, but only had vague notions of finding work directly in my field. Nowadays a lot of larger corporations have ethics officers on their legal teams, but I'd probably be bored stiff in one of those roles.

 

Ethics officers? At my school I chose to study ethics because I didn’t want to follow a religion and to avoid issues with my parents. No regrets though. In ethics class we talk about world problems, we answer deep questions and discuss them, everyone shares their opinion and debates. Everyone gets to be open and the teachers have always been super chill. Its not really a “study” class, its more like logic is applied to everything and it makes you think deeper about things, broader perspective. I have no idea what ethics officers are and I didn’t even know it was something someone could be majored in, lol. Thats cool.

1 hour ago, Dreakon13 said:

I majored in Computer Information Systems.  Basically a mix of software development, databases, and bits and pieces of business management.

 

And that's basically what I've done in every job since college.

They sound like very handy qualities, I bet its easy finding a job having those skills. I am handy with tech stuff when it comes to designing and using a program but further than that I suck lol. What you said sounds so complicated to me.

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Not too much to say, finished my associates degree in network engineering and got a job as a network engineer. It's a pretty fun field to work in, constantly evolving - every day you learn something new.

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Both my bachelor's and my master's are in Forensic Science and...that's my job.

 

My favorite classes were actually my science classes (chemistry, biology, and physics) but also English and creative writing.  If being a writer was a more reliable career I totally would have done that.  But instead, I went into the sciences.

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I have a BA in theatre. I am now in financial technology. I got into the industry through acquaintances made in gaming! 

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Bachelor of Computer Science, a very long time ago.

Education applies now for my job, although I take more of a mentoring role than a full on Dev one at this stage in life.

 

Favorite course was communications (taking technical language and making it easy for non technical clients to understand). Only course where I got credit, for actively talking to girls on campus ha!

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I did my Bachelor and Masters degree in criminology, and then my PhD in sociology, all exploring topics in mental health. I am now a postdoctoral researcher.

 

In Canada, the study of criminology and especially sociology is just a vanguard for radical leftism. It’s hardly even a science anymore, it just latches on to whatever political movement is gaining traction, and forwards that said movement as “truth”, until of course it changes the following week. There is no room for debate; you either accept the ideologies as fact without questioning, or you suffer militant chastisement, public ridicule, and hostility. That is, in general, the state of social sciences in the academy, and it’s only going to get worse.

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I'm from the UK and studied medicine to be a doctor as I liked biology in school, and also wanted a good stable job. I have a keen interest in health, and have always been into staying healthy myself. I'm working in General Practice (called Family med in the US and Canada), as I don't have just one part of the body or organ than I'm particularly interested in and prefer to be a generalist. As for subjects I liked when I was in uni, maybe paediatrics (child health), family med and obgyn.

Overall it is a stressful and very competitive career with long hours and the responsibility of other people's life and trust in your hands, however it is very rewarding on both a personal and professional level. 

 

At high school I liked many subjects other than biology that were totally unrelated to each other like art, business, english and phys ed. I contemplated on other careers like game design, graphic design and architecture when I was in high school prior to choosing medicine.  

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I did my Bachelor in Visual Arts (major in Cultural Studies, minor in Semiotics), then my Masters and my PhD in Media Studies, with emphasis in Linguistics. I'm now a full-time academic and quite happy with it.

 

It's funny because at high school my favorite subject was Biology, but I've always been an abstract thinker and excelled in humanities/arts.

 

I plan to study Psychology in the future, but that's more due to curiosity and personal interest in the field than wanting to work as a psychologist. 

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I majored in International Affairs, but my favorite courses in college were hands down, Biology 101 and 102.   


It was several magnitudes more comprehensive than HS biology.  I actually learned how proton pumps worked, ATP, DNA and protein-folding, and abiogenesis.    Not just looking at pictures of cells and memorizing animal kingdoms.  

 

I work for the Federal government, and my IA degree is somewhat useful in my current job, but not required (the bare minimum requirement is a BA in any field).   It comes in handy during, say, staff meetings, and some smarty-pants in the room mentions "throwing people from choppers like Pinochét", and you know exactly what he/she is referring to and what the context of that comment is.  

 

My job also posted me to a 5-year assignment in Europe (Germany).   It's helpful knowing basic European history and what countries constitute the EU in case you're up for a little travelin'  :)

 

 

 

 

  

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