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So I'm 16 (almost 17) Junior in HS... trying to decide what to think about majoring in college

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charlotte49er    100

You are way too young to know this, but.............Classic.

Seriously, Engineering is a great profession to go into. There are almost as many different engineering fields as there are doctors.

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Brooklyn Bully    2,014

Since you said you like to write...

Advertising! More importantly, copywriting. Journalism is dead, but advertising will always need words. You'll write scripts for radio and TV spots, you'll write the copy for print ads and billboards, you'll write all the copy for digital.

VCU has the #1 ad school in the country... but who wants to go to Richmond? Atlanta has a nice one as well (Creative Circus).

Miami Ad School is the #2 ad school in the country. Has locations in Brooklyn, Miami, San Francisco, and Minneapolis.

PS - this is what I do for a living. Feel free to PM me.

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Bwood    190

It'll change several times. You're way too young to even be worrying about that unless you are extremely gifted in a certain field.

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Hotsauce    3,593

My best advice is just make sure you goto an accredited college or university, and not one of those for profit institutions (I.e. University of Phoenix, Strayer University, etc...). While technically they do give you a "degree", they are a big red flag in the corporate world. A good rule of thumb is, if your "college" is located inside a shopping center, stay away.

Business or Corporate Communications degree are great general degrees that can get you most jobs.

Good luck.

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Chimera    3,446

lol high school physics class shouldn't play a role in disqualifying future careers. I could ace almost any math or science in my high school days, but when you combine them - it's like dividing by zero. physics was one of two classes in high school that wasn't an A (IIRC, I had a C in physics)

I agree with several other posters - it's way too soon to choose a degree. I changed my degree to what would get me out of college the fastest. And doing that was the worst move I've ever made

eta: most of those for profit universities mentioned in the previous post are fully accredited just the same as any public university. However, they carry the stigma shown in his post, so do avoid. Plus people I know who have gone through them say the workload is triple what a traditional university would require

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stirs    6,508

You come to the Huddle for advice?

You might not be college material after all. joking....sort of

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I went to community college for two years to to get the general courses out of the way with a plan to transfer to a university. Problem is, I never went to class and didn't even get passed community college. Do better than me. I am pretty much a complete bum right now with no job.

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Happy Panther    3,965

Having a business major is a joke these days in my opinion. It's almost to the point that it is a negative on a resume especially if it is from a below average college/university. Same with MBA. If you are an MBA from a top school then welcome to bank otherwise you are a dime a dozen.

Accounting is interesting. I worked in a big 4 firm for 6 years (not as an accountant) and the accountants get a ton of experience but work way too much and are basically box checkers. Accountants don't make a company run, they just make the numbers add up. It's a donkey job and keeps getting worse as regulations keep getting more complex. BUT it's a solid desk job and there is a ton of demand for accountants. And many accountants branch out into general business later.

You don't want to find yourself running an accounts payable department.

My advise would be to avoid locking yourself in for as long as possible and do something fun. Unless you are gunning for law school it will probably not matter that much what your major is.

Major in chicks and beer is my advice.

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CarolinaNCSU    5,198

As someone about to graduate in May, go in undecided if you're having any confusion about what you want to do. I changed my major the summer before my Freshman year, and have wanted to change it multiple times after but wouldn't because it would put me behind. Be undecided.

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I went to community college for two years to to get the general courses out of the way with a plan to transfer to a university. Problem is, I never went to class and didn't even get passed community college. Do better than me. I am pretty much a complete bum right now with no job.

This explains why you are always in a cranky mood and bashing every post you see and sight.I hope you find a job in 2013 and I wish you a happy new year in advance.

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MadHatter    9,501

You are way too young to know this, but.............Classic.

Seriously, Engineering is a great profession to go into. There are almost as many different engineering fields as there are doctors.

If basic high school physics is like Chinese to the kid, I would NOT recommend engineering.

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CardiacCats    377

Thanks for all the advice, I'm by no means looking to settle on something now but I just want to start getting ideas on what would be some good things to look at going in to.

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