All about PriceScope
Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Hangout' started by Dancing Fire, Aug 19, 2019.
by Dancing Fire » Aug 19, 2019
If yes to what major?
by Phoenix » Aug 19, 2019
Definitely. I would have done Finance or Law instead of Accountancy.
by Daisys and Diamonds » Aug 19, 2019
id make my parents let me actually go to university !
in 1989 in NZ it wasn't yet common for everyone to go on to territory education and unlike my sister i was in an average class at high school as opposed to the top class
i can't spell and have terrible handwritting and ive always had crap jobs but i know im as capable as anyone else
the real crime is in my day there was no tuition fees but my parents felt varsity was for people who were going to be doctors and lawyers and kids who did BA's were wasting their time drinking and get into trouble
Dunedin as a university city and some of the students behaved really baddly
im not really sure how these things work but
id study history but maybe i should do accountancy
by mellowyellowgirl » Aug 19, 2019
Hell yes!!! I would have become a vet instead of doing law and finance which was sooooo wrong for me!
by missy » Aug 19, 2019
I majored in Biology but took lots of courses in my favorite field at the time Psychology. I wanted to go into Psychology but my parents dissuaded me saying I would take things too much to heart if I became a psychologist. So I listened to them and went into a different field and hence majored in Biology.
If I had to do it all over again...and I don't regret going into the career I did as that is how I met my dh. He was a patient of mine lol. However, if I had to do it all again I would major in Statistics or something similar based in Math. I love numbers and my mind used to work well that way and I think I could have had a good career that was math based.
Instead I went into biology and I have no regrets about that or else I would not have met Greg and well the rest is history. Hahaha or should I say Biology/Chemistry.
by kipari » Aug 19, 2019
Hmmm... Should have done a double major. I truly LOVED my political science studies and wouldn't want to change that. But wanted to do law as a minor subject, which isn't possible. Never really fought for the possibility to do two majors at the time (the administration told me not to do it, but in hindsight I think were just too lazy to properly evaluate this...) Bummer
by Gussie » Aug 19, 2019
Very interesting question! I went the STEM route since I excelled at math and science and it was practically beat in my brain that it was the only field with job opportunities. I have graduate degrees in physics, applied physics, and microelectronics/photonics . (3 master's, which means I never finished my PhD ) I am a highly educated SAHM, lol. I don't think I would do anything differently when I think about the job market today. But if I could go back without employment worries, I would major in Art History. Go figure.
by qubitasaurus » Aug 19, 2019
I actually keep thinking I should have done a double major and walked out with an engineering science degree. As apposed to a straight science degree. Also wish I had taken computer science as part of my undergrad science degree, as I seem to be spending a lot of my time reading computer science papers and this is not an easy one to bootstrap -- also it turns out to be shockingly actually interesting. Probably would have ended up in the same place anyway at the end, but I keep thinking I could have made it a lot easier for myself . It would be nice though if I could have not spent 5 minutes internally swearing as I tried to work out what the person who started talking to me about sample complexity today actually meant.
by marymm » Aug 19, 2019
Would have done Library Science instead of going the Poli Sci/Law route
by AV_ » Aug 19, 2019
I did Economics & ran from academic research far & fast, then turned to Physics & to research; in fact, my domain of interest has hardly changed.
by Gussie » Aug 19, 2019
Nice to meet a fellow physicist! Funny thing about physicists is that most aren't nerds, rather just strange birds! I am definitely one!
by voce » Aug 19, 2019
If I could turn back time, I'd major in molecular biology, genetics route, to do research on ancient human DNA. This area is fascinating to me because it uncovers truths about prehistory and debunks false racist pseudoscience.
by Asscherhalo_lover » Aug 19, 2019
Yes, I would have done Speech Language Pathology over Special Education, WAY more opportunities!
by marcy » Aug 19, 2019
Definitely. My degree is in psychology, I wish I'd stuck with my original major. I started out as an education major. Ironically I ended up teaching for 21 years at a community college.
by snowballs mom » Aug 19, 2019
I would not change. I have a BS and MS in biology. I studied bio because it was the only subject I liked. I have done really cool things - first I was an electron microscopist in neuroanatomy labs. I then took a job where I learned DNA analysis that led to a second career as a forensic scientist. No regrets (just not a lot of money!).
by dk168 » Aug 19, 2019
Nope, it led to a professional qualification that had served me well.
by Miss Marple » Aug 19, 2019
In retrospect, I should have sucked it up and done a STEM degree rather than going for the easy liberal arts major. That said, things ended up working out pretty well, and much to my amusement, I’ve had more than one colleague tell me they assumed I do have a STEM background.
by VRBeauty » Aug 19, 2019
No. I enjoyed my classes and the resulting career. If I had been in different space, I’d have continued in line law school, but I would have wanted to practice in the field I ended up working in - and it would not necessarily have been more lucrative. So overall, I’m happy with the choices I made way back then, and with how it all worked out.
by canuk-gal » Aug 19, 2019
No. I'm good.
by lovedogs » Aug 19, 2019
Nope, happy with my major and career path.
by monarch64 » Aug 20, 2019
No way! I changed my major after I declared my initial one of radio/tv/film. When I was choosing THAT one, I was torn between it and studying piano/performance. Chucked both of those to major in textiles/apparel/merchandising and made a solid enough career that I can always get back into easily—as long as Adam and Eve remain popular historic characters, humans will wear clothes, so that industry is never going to become obsolete.
by kayla17 » Aug 20, 2019
Yes. I would have gone into forensics science. In particular pathology or anthropology. I find that stuff so fascinating. Who knows? There is still time for me to go back to school.
by missy » Aug 20, 2019
Agree completely. I think that is a fascinating field and one I considered as well. And also agree that there is time for you to pursue any other career passions you might have!
by baby monster » Aug 20, 2019
Nope. I did well with my chosen major. It suits my abilities.
by Wewechew » Aug 20, 2019
If I could do it over again, I would have probably gotten my Masters in Accounting, instead of just a general MBA.
by Gussie » Aug 20, 2019
Have you considered looking into the actuarial exams? It's a great career and is always in demand. We have quite a few actuaries in our family.
by Wewechew » Aug 20, 2019
My mother suggested becoming an Actuary years ago when I was in high school. If I hadn't "fallen" into my current career after college, that would have been something I would have found interesting.
In my line of work, at least being eligible to sit for the CPA goes a long way, which a general MBA did not give me. In order to become eligible, I would basically need to get another Masters (I believe last time I checked I would need 6 hours short of a second Masters). It's something I've kept in the back of my mind, especially when browsing open positions. Just dragging my feet going back to school at this point
by hypermom » Aug 20, 2019
I sat for the CPA exam when it only required a 4 year’s degree in accounting. Although my real dream was to teach Algebra, I wouldn’t change a thing because I met my husband in college studying accounting. It’s been a good life.
by AV_ » Aug 21, 2019
You are the one who got away! I am certainly seeing that much of this science is not of this world, but everything is so formal & distant that one can overlook the dark side... so far.
by qubitasaurus » Aug 21, 2019
Out of curiosity, what area do you work in?