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#1 Edited by GiantAlston (93 posts) -

Hello everyone! I wanted to chip away at the ice and ask everyone a simple question. What college are you going to and what are you majoring in? For me, I attend Davenport university and I major in game and simulation programming. It's something I really want to do.

Also, if you are not going to college, what are you doing as a hobby or career that you find wonderful?

~Have a great day(night)everyone!!!!

#2 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2021 posts) -

Electrical & Computer Engineering at Rutgers' University's School of Engineering.

#3 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

Sup. I go to a trade school that is not of note, studying to become a pharmacy technician.

#4 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4189 posts) -

Radio/TV Broadcasting at an Alamo College.

#5 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (618 posts) -

I graduated in December with a Associates Degree in Web Development and Design and just finished my first week as a Web Services Assistant.

#6 Posted by Tireyo (6409 posts) -

About to graduate in May with a Bachelor's in Business Administration.

#7 Posted by EVO (3890 posts) -

Games Design at Qantm.

#8 Edited by MocBucket62 (1182 posts) -

History Major and Secondary Education Minor at Florida Southern College. I'm in my Junior year.

#9 Edited by MentalDisruption (1621 posts) -

Information Tech at University of Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne. Nothing too special really.

#10 Edited by FancySoapsMan (5814 posts) -

I am majoring in Economics and minoring in Mathematics at the University of Houston. I find economic theory to be quite interesting, and hope to be able to pursue a more advanced degree in the future.

#11 Posted by GiantAlston (93 posts) -

So, how did you get into games? What inspired you to play?

For me a lot of my youngest video gaming experiences wasn't from the Snes or Sega Saturn from arcade. They used to have a local arcade around the corner from my home and I every Wednesday they had this event where you would pay 10 dollars and play the entire night; every game was set up so that you didn't have to insert coins in the machine to play. This was one of the only arcades around my area that opened around 8 or 9 and stayed open until about 7 in the morning. It was extremely fun for me because I was able to miss a couple of days of school! My parents never understood why I loved video games so much but they accepted it and allowed me to continue this dream.

#12 Posted by Hector (3357 posts) -

Economics Major at John Jay College in NYC.

#13 Edited by AgnosticJesus (543 posts) -

Graduate in two weeks with a BS in Management Information Systems.

#14 Posted by ajamafalous (11943 posts) -

No, there are no college people here.

#15 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

Currently majoring in Mass Media and minoring in Art.

#16 Edited by TooWalrus (13156 posts) -

Wait, Davenport is a real school? From all of the late night radio ads, I figured it was some kind of scam. Anyway, I'm not far away, Northwood in Midland, majoring in Business Management... I HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE. Oh, and I graduate next month. Great.

#17 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

Almost done with my first year at a shitty community college, waiting to transfer to a good film school(Most likely New York University or Loyola Marymount University).

Still better than high school though.

#18 Posted by believer258 (11776 posts) -

English at Belmont Abbey College. I plan to graduate from here and then go on to get a degree in computer science.

Don't ask! And if you're reading this and aren't in college yet, for the love of God, get a really good idea of what you want to do before you leap into it.

#19 Posted by StarFoxA (5145 posts) -

Working on my undergrad in computer science right now.

#20 Edited by Bucketdeth (8005 posts) -

Community College up in this bitch, studying Computer Systems and Networking (IT).

#21 Edited by TooWalrus (13156 posts) -
#22 Edited by WasabiCurry (422 posts) -

Sociology graduate; however, I am going back to start on my Pre-Med degree in the Fall. Another journey!

Since I am out of school for the moment, I tend to follow a ton of tech news, research computer problems, fix computers for a great number of people, play the guitar, draw, go fishing, and staying in shape for cosplaying. :3

@believer258 He offers great advice! If you don't know what to do, get some research done in order to figure out what you really want to do!

#23 Edited by TheVeteran13 (1202 posts) -

I go to a trade school where I'm studying to get my Airframe and Powerplant licenses.

#24 Posted by Cyrus_Saren (533 posts) -

Studying IT at University of Phoenix here.

#25 Edited by Turambar (6726 posts) -

Got a BA in History, currently getting my teaching license and a Masters in Education at Edgewood College along with teaching 11th grade full time.

#26 Edited by FearMyFlop (100 posts) -

Senior Year at the University of Memphis studying Marketing! I am learning to be the devil!

#27 Posted by Angre_Leperkan439 (333 posts) -

@turambar said:

Got a BA in History, currently getting my teaching license and a Masters in Education at Edgewood College along with teaching 11th grade full time.

Woot! History majors, represent.

I'm finishing up my BA in History (same as this dude) in May. As for where that will take me... yea...

...I'll be honest here. I don't think history is a good choice for a profession unless you're going into teaching. It's too general otherwise. Let's hope it turns out for me though!!!

#28 Edited by McGhee (6094 posts) -

People like to shit all over community colleges but the one I attend has teachers and staff that actually give a shit and want you to succeed, a stark difference to what I've heard about the local big state university (which I am going to have to transfer to in a year . . . or maybe I'll find somewhere else near by. I don't know.)

#29 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4337 posts) -

@mcghee said:

People like to shit all over community colleges but the one I attend has teachers and staff that actually give a shit and want you to succeed, a stark difference to what I've heard about the local big state university (which I am going to have to transfer to in a year).

Going to see a CC was a great choice for me. I basically got my AA for free and used it to transfer into FSU as a junior.

#30 Edited by McGhee (6094 posts) -

@mcghee said:

People like to shit all over community colleges but the one I attend has teachers and staff that actually give a shit and want you to succeed, a stark difference to what I've heard about the local big state university (which I am going to have to transfer to in a year).

Going to see a CC was a great choice for me. I basically got my AA for free and used it to transfer into FSU as a junior.

Hell, I'm getting paid to go to school right now, an extra 1500 into my account every semester. You can't beat that. But then, that all disappears when/if I transfer to UT junior year.

#31 Posted by GiantAlston (93 posts) -

@toowalrus: Yeah, I thought it was a scam too until i took a tour, the school is great and the students pretty much run all of the jobs at the school. It's awesome, but quiet. That's okay though if you don't know what to do. I'm going to school for programming but I find myself drawing and painting more that anything lol.

#32 Edited by GiantAlston (93 posts) -

@mcghee: I agree, the Grand Rapids Community college here in Michigan is actually highly credited and (extremely cheap). Good to see that there are teacher who care!

P.s. I started at a community college for general studies before going to Davenport.

#33 Posted by Onced (107 posts) -

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)/Bachelor of Arts at Swinburne U. Pretty heavy material, but I enjoy it.

#34 Posted by crimsinf (144 posts) -

I'm between colleges right now. I'm a recent graduate of The University of Alabama with an engineering degree. Next spring probably (whenever my employer will pay for it) I'll be starting an online nuclear engineering Master's program.

#35 Edited by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

This thread has been made before, but I'll play along. I go to Willamette University and I'm a double major in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis and Film Studies. I'll be applying to various film MFA programs come autumn.

#36 Posted by Darkstorn (464 posts) -

Man everyone has a technical major these days. I'm a political science major/history minor at UC Davis.

#37 Edited by RollingZeppelin (1956 posts) -

Getting my Master's in Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University right now.

@toowalrus:

For those about to apply to university I would suggest taking up a program that companies (in a field you're interested in) see as a useful education. Not much point in studying humanities unless you want to be a teacher. The teaching job market is saturated so it'll be hard to find a job even after teacher's college, so I wouldn't do it anyway.

Pursuing an arts degree is good if you really really want to learn more in that field, but job opportunities are few and far between, I would only go if I already had a more practical degree to fall back on. Definitely don't go into an arts degree just because you think it's cool.

Post secondary educations are crazy expensive and should be used to get some credentials and preparation for entering the work force. If you're there to party and coast by on an easy program, or even a challenging one that does not provide job opportunities then you're wasting a hell of a lot of time an money. Don't put yourself into a situation where you have to pay off debt for the rest of your life just because you wanted to learn about medieval Europe. Also don't trust all the propaganda the university puts in their fliers, they're a business and only want to make money off you. If that means creating a bunch of bullshit programs to attract students who normally wouldn't consider university then that's exactly what they'll do.

Just my two cents.

#38 Posted by GiantAlston (93 posts) -
#39 Edited by BaneFireLord (2918 posts) -

Freshman at Amherst College, probably going to be an English/Economics double major.

#40 Edited by GiantAlston (93 posts) -

One thing i thought that was odd with colleges (or at least the one I attend) is that most of them focus the attention around getting a job rather than creating one. I'm talking about creating and conducting your own business to increase competition. Does anyone else think this?

Just a "Hunch".

#41 Edited by RollingZeppelin (1956 posts) -

@giantalston: I think it depends on the program, both my undergrad in Mechanical Engineering and my current program have entrepreneurship streams.

#42 Edited by Darkstorn (464 posts) -

@rollingzeppelin: People really seem to be taking your advice and forgoing the liberal arts degrees in greater numbers. However, I fear for what the lack of educated artists, writers, and creative class will do to our generation. A society full of engineers, econ majors, and mathematicians doesn't sound appealing to me :/

#43 Edited by RollingZeppelin (1956 posts) -

@darkstorn: I know a shit load of engineers that can play guitar, sing, dance, paint and a great number of other artistic endeavours. Art is about passion and is completely subjective, an education is completely unnecessary for such an occupation. Besides, there's a reason so few with an arts degree can find a job, the market's saturated. There will always be enough creative people to fill society's desire for art so an artless dystopia of a future is as unlikely as the earth being destroyed by a giant meatball.

#44 Edited by JustinNotJason (422 posts) -

@equitasinvictus said:

Electrical & Computer Engineering at Rutgers' University's School of Engineering.

How is that? I'm currently double majoring in Comp Sci and Elec Engi and thinking of transferring there next year. Just not sure I want to go there due to the fact that it seems like all the classes are going to be 300+ people.

#45 Posted by Inkerman (1451 posts) -

Double degree in Law and Arts at La Trobe University (Australia FTW), majoring in Politics right now but I'll probably transfer into International Relations next Semester.

#46 Posted by DarthOrange (3858 posts) -

Criminology, Law and Society at the UC Irvine.

Man everyone has a technical major these days. I'm a political science major/history minor at UC Davis.

High five my fellow blue and gold comrade!

#47 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

BA in Environmental Science. Currently working in a biochemical water analysis laboratory. Still not sure on what I'm gonna study for my masters though.

#48 Posted by wwfundertaker (1397 posts) -

Currently doing a EngD (Engineering Doctorate) in medical devices. Degree in Meng Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

#49 Edited by GiantAlston (93 posts) -

Wow, it's amazing to see people outside of the gaming field. I expected all Gamers, to get more into the field of gaming. It's amazing to see how grey the world actually is (No black and white here eh?)

:)

#50 Edited by natedawg_kz (234 posts) -

Games design at Angus College in Scotland. Don't really want to do it but l can't buy video games if l don't have a job in the future.