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96 Responses to The Bitter Reality Of Your College Major [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of britloveschi
    britloveschi Female 18-29
    5 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Link: The Bitter Reality Of Your College Major - Hope you like working for tips, nerd.
  2. Profile photo of Qwertyuiop95
    Qwertyuiop95 Male 18-29
    215 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    Mine`s not listed here, so yay.
  3. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    Heh heh heh. Can`t make fun of engineering or science can you? But who would want to learn about anything useful?

    ... oh yeah, medicine is also useful. But that`s it.
  4. Profile photo of Plague555
    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    HAHA my major isn`t here so I still have hope :D
  5. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    way to kill ...just about everyones dreams before they leave school.
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    xKrazyKoalax Male 18-29
    208 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    Engineering Major: Hopes of creating new and innovative things. Reality: Sitting behind a cubicle for the rest of your adult life wishing you had followed your real dreams instead of settling for a job utilizing your math skills.
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    Thats why i left graphic design and got into systems engineering, lets hope ill finish some day
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    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    *Law student*
  9. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    While I was in school, I was surrounded by teachers
    that seemed to not like and, consequently, sucked
    at teaching. After observing some other professionals,
    I came to the conclusion that the world is largely
    populated by people that have "someone else`s job,"
    having gone into a profession looking for employment
    rather than fulfillment and that this problem was
    cumulative...

  10. Profile photo of muzloviti
    muzloviti Female 18-29
    135 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    Yay engineering! Four years of intense misery if your lucky, five if you aren`t. But I`ll have a good job when I`m out.
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    O.o no me gusta
  12. Profile photo of jakeamadude
    jakeamadude Male 18-29
    105 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    Dual major, work towards your dreams AND a practical line of work...although the two do not have to be mutually exclusive.
  13. Profile photo of Toider
    Toider Male 18-29
    452 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    Damn you math monkeys!
  14. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    I do not appreciate this...
  15. Profile photo of HoneyPunch
    HoneyPunch Female 13-17
    124 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    Lulz! Science, engineering, and medical majors aren`t listed on here. xDDD
  16. Profile photo of yoda141
    yoda141 Male 18-29
    266 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    Not for me, im studying engineering!
  17. Profile photo of Dextrine
    Dextrine Male 18-29
    483 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    What?!? no neuroscience and physiology major?!
  18. Profile photo of kingpong
    kingpong Male 18-29
    639 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    I should probably look into that modern languages degree. College has actually prepared me for being broke and drunk, might as well go all the way.
  19. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    Stupid, I know engineers who are doing the same as the guy next to Modern Languages. It`s a risk with any degree.
  20. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
    2399 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm
    well, my major wasn`t on there, but it should have been. thats why im stating a mis masters program in the fall, hopefully i`ll get it right this time! lol
  21. Profile photo of ballwarz
    ballwarz Male 18-29
    43 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    I lol`d
  22. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    Computer engineering major, so doesn`t apply :D
  23. Profile photo of HOBOMOE
    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
    515 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:41 pm
    Yay for engineers.
  24. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    my majors aren`t on there soooooo hah!
  25. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    So true
  26. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm
    and thats why i got my degree in engineering
  27. Profile photo of Wowummwow
    Wowummwow Male 18-29
    265 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    So... what about science majors?
  28. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    what about a BS Biology/Human Physiology with a minor in Chemistry? Where can i expect to end up if not my dream job of working as a drone for a big corporate lab?
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    RexJNibcore Female 18-29
    70 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    I love how 3/4ths the people who started out in my 2 year vet tech program thought that they`d get to play with puppies and kitties all day. A good chunk dropped out when they saw the preserved dead and skinned cat we had to dissect. I`ve seen worse stuff than that too. Oh the irony!
  30. Profile photo of LemonTarte
    LemonTarte Female 18-29
    1441 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    I`m at a crossroads in terms of picking my major. It`s either do the pre-pharmacy program, suffer for about eight years but have a really solid job once I`m done, or do something in social sciences which I love and enjoy but then have difficulty finding a decent job but hope to get lucky? Idk. It`s probably the hardest decision I`ve ever had to make.
  31. Profile photo of XbigXmommaX
    XbigXmommaX Female 18-29
    474 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm
    aw they should have done Earth Science majors too :(
  32. Profile photo of PringleMan
    PringleMan Female 13-17
    1356 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    All the dreams I`ve ever dreamed have been crushed, thanks iab.... except modern language :-?
  33. Profile photo of Mo73
    Mo73 Male 30-39
    322 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    Yeah... I have a civil engineering degree and I was laid off two years ago and just found a job in my field a month ago...but most people on here are young and still have dreams..let me know how your "plan" works out for ya...good luck
  34. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    I love how 3/4ths the people who started out in my 2 year vet tech program thought that they`d get to play with puppies and kitties all day.
    As a comedian once said (forget who) as a vet you spend most of your time putting down dogs and cats. You don`t become a vet because you love animals. You become a vet because you hate the bastards.

    p.s. Earth Science all the way, bitches. I`m doing exactly what I thought I`d be doing, and I love it.

    p.p.s. No, Geography doesn`t count. My ex with a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Geography has been working as a secretary in a high-street optician`s for the last 5 years.
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    hammerdrop Male 13-17
    199 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm
    Am I the only one who read "Political Science" as "Portal Science"...?

  36. Profile photo of Fincherian
    Fincherian Male 18-29
    39 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    Man, what is with this vendetta against bartenders? Why so much hate for them?
  37. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
    2588 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    bartending is one of the worlds most noble professions. real talk.
  38. Profile photo of IrishJesus
    IrishJesus Male 18-29
    483 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    I`m a mechanical engineering student. I better get a drating job.
  39. Profile photo of smigbaafm
    smigbaafm Male 18-29
    648 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 8:14 pm
    how come modern language majors can`t even become bartenders? Learning languages makes you homeless??
    It was to my understanding that there was a demand for translators...
  40. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    Well damn...good thing I didn`t pick one of those majors lol
  41. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    @RexJNibcore said:
    I love how 3/4ths the people who started out in my 2 year vet tech program thought that they`d get to play with puppies and kitties all day. A good chunk dropped out when they saw the preserved dead and skinned cat we had to dissect. I`ve seen worse stuff than that too. Oh the irony!

    hamdys003:
    Have they enjoyed the methods for collecting large and small animal semen collection yet?
  42. Profile photo of KeePay
    KeePay Male 18-29
    494 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    Man, non-engineering? Completely ignoring all the science majors out there? I`m feeling pretty set with a Chemistry major/Geology minor.
  43. Profile photo of jadedtortois
    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    "Those who can do, those who can`t teach!" XD
  44. Profile photo of shadowarrior
    shadowarrior Male 18-29
    226 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    That made no freaking sense, seriously. I am double majoring in secondary education and English writing. There are plenty of job opportunities with that. For the writer with aspirations, he/she can publish a book, even though it is a tough business to enter into.
  45. Profile photo of msimmons
    msimmons Male 18-29
    244 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    Science FTW. And Jaded, for any science profession, generally doing IS teaching. And researching.
  46. Profile photo of cjob005
    cjob005 Female 18-29
    32 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    Ummm hello, science majors??? Food science undergrad here.
  47. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
    777 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    well shadowarrior... I have the degree you are about to get in my house. Want to see it?



    In case it doesn`t work... I googled toilet paper.

    Good luck on your book though!!!
  48. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 9:41 pm
    hahaha. i`m an english major. I want to be a teacher eventually
  49. Profile photo of apermal
    apermal Male 18-29
    322 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    Any alleged engineering major - as is implied by the creator of this graphic - who can`t spell `political` makes me shudder to think he might be someone fixing a medical device. I`ll stick to bartending, thank you.
  50. Profile photo of Kodyo
    Kodyo Male 18-29
    226 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    @ apermal
    It`s pretty well known that engineers can`t spell.
  51. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm
    @apermal,
    What does being able to spell have to do with the internal workings of a complex circuit? Or a complex machine? Or even a simple machine? The answer is nothing. The further you go in life, the less important spelling and grammar become. As long as you can form sentences and spell the important things no one really cares unless you are a lawyer.
  52. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm
    I`d like to point out most english, poly sci, and classical studies majors end up as teachers, not bartenders
  53. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10731 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm
    Almost done with my BSAE and I haven`t even found an internship yet!

    Now I`m thinking about an MSSE.
  54. Profile photo of Zepher
    Zepher Female 18-29
    414 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 11:35 pm
    @Ike, that is definitely a barista not a bartender they do not get the joys of alcohol in their life every day to pick them up from their depressed world... instead they get foam... and coffee
  55. Profile photo of apermal
    apermal Male 18-29
    322 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm
    Buck, to make my point a little more relevant: someone who can`t spell simple words should not be the one calling out others on educational capabilities.
  56. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 12:27 am
    Nice little contrast there at the end.

    Especially yours, apermal.

    Regarding your penultimate comment: the `is` was superfulous, if not preferably substituted by `was`; your use of `someone` could more effectively have been replaced with `in a position to` (and therefore the "fixing" altered accordingly); and finally, your stubborn insistence upon cementing the cheap jab directed toward Buck (as if to stand for some exaggerated defense of literary integrity) merely calls into question the actual integrity you possess with regard to the objective presentation of point versus the substance therein.

    I, sir, therefore categorize you as a Blowhard.
  57. Profile photo of I-Am-Goatse
    I-Am-Goatse Male 18-29
    165 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 3:03 am
    What an ignorant post. FYI I know someone with an engineering degree working at a restaraunt, for tips. So derp. Doesn`t matter what kind of degree you have, everything sucks right now.
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    jamesboxy Male 30-39
    233 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 4:12 am
    @I-Am-Goatse
    "What an ignorant post. FYI I know someone with an engineering degree working at a restaraunt, for tips."

    Are you sure he had engineer`s degree? Most likely he is someone with Arts degree and lying to gain some respect.
  59. Profile photo of Brendonmcm
    Brendonmcm Male 50-59
    11 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 4:48 am
    @blowhard it`s superfluous
  60. Profile photo of Thonious
    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 4:53 am
    I always encourage the Philosophy majors to learn the phrase, "do you want fries with that?"
  61. Profile photo of Pinkminx22
    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1091 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 5:02 am
    YAAYY!!!!! Looks like anyone who goes into the medical field is pretty much safe, However I did not need this chart to to tell me that..lol
  62. Profile photo of apermal
    apermal Male 18-29
    322 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 5:14 am
    Suicism, I humbly note your point and concede on that one. :)
  63. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 5:25 am
    i do engineering! yey me :)
  64. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    815 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 5:27 am
    As a philosophy major I`m ready for 10 years of school only to make enough money to be part of the working poor ha
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    psychrow Male 40-49
    19 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 6:29 am
    I have a degree in theatre, and made it to my 4th semester of nursing school before dropping out. (-1 car, +1 child.) Worked at two psych hospitals, was unemployed, and then shelled out $620 to get my CNA before being hired as a corrections officer at the local prison. Now, at 41, I can retire in 25 years. Gah...
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3446 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 6:36 am
    I`m a plumber, a stone mason and a philosopher. The third little pig was correct, crap runs down hill and yes, the boss IS a jerk.
  67. Profile photo of TheBunny09
    TheBunny09 Female 18-29
    15 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 6:37 am
    dreams...crushed...
  68. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 6:40 am
    I reckon this is somewhat different in the EU, due to the large amount of translators required by the EU, national governments, and organisations/corporations here, studying languages does land you a comfortable, although not too ludicrous, job. Political Science is also not too bad here, as most go into the EU and national governments. Art History, Communications, Philosophy and Classical Studies are largely useless.

    I`m sticking with economics. You learn enough to get a decent job, and it`s broad enough to specialise in any number of things for a Master`s degree.

    The best paid and most quickly employed graduates here are:

    Fiscalists
    Econometricians
    Dentists
    Geology and Earth sciences
  69. Profile photo of HOBYandy
    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 7:27 am
    This is why if you`re going for an art degree you go hard core and get your doctorate. Then you can become a professor and teach the future bartenders of the world. (Master`s degree for Fine Arts)
  70. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 7:30 am
    More people with degrees + less jobs = we`re all f-ucked! :-(

    One plus point is that Uni taught us all how to drink and right now its Friday, so who gives a monkeys bollocks?
  71. Profile photo of fivezones
    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 9:16 am
    Business is the best major. You can actually get a job in...guess what?? Business!

    That`s where the jobs are mainly.
  72. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 9:55 am
    Nursing FTW. I majored in math as an undergrad and did nothing with it. In nursing school now and stoked about it. There`s ALWAYS a job in nursing somewhere.
  73. Profile photo of bianchi
    bianchi Female 18-29
    606 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 11:19 am
    I love my psych major, but I`ll probably end up like the modern languages major guy.
  74. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 11:35 am
    reality picture is wrong. it should either bE IT support or web design
  75. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Physics!
  76. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    Actually, as an English major, I possess the writing and communications skills that many employers are looking for, no matter what the field is. I read in the newspaper that lack of communication/writing skills is one of the main problems employers see in fresh college grads. Therefore, I win. The end.
  77. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    wow, thats just stupid!
  78. Profile photo of lauriloo
    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    I think the takeaway should be that any job straight out of college isn`t going to be your dream job. It takes years of hard work and determination to reach a level where you can do the glamorous stuff. And that glamorous job might be nothing related to what you studied. That`s what happened to me.
  79. Profile photo of lerie
    lerie Female 18-29
    1265 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    bianchi, I quietly wept because I feel exactly the same.
  80. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    @penguiazul
    Being an employer myself. Reading and writing skills are just one of many criteria. Not the only one in determining qualification.

    Just look at many doctors handwriting skills which quite a few are barely legible but passable. However I would count on my Gastroenterologist to stick a camera up my rear properly rather than his punctuation.
  81. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    I don`t work at Starbucks..........
    I`m an Engineer.
  82. Profile photo of Zach82
    Zach82 Male 30-39
    319 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    This has more to do with the crappy economy and glut of long-lived baby-boomers keeping the good jobs than any lack of qualifications in liberal arts majors.
  83. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm
    @handys:

    I`m aware that it`s not the only skills one should possess, but I have to say they`re still pretty darn important.

    Truth be known, I`m actually terrified that I`m not going to be able to find a job once I graduate. People put so much pressure on you, and it seems like unless you go into medicine or a math-based field, you`re doomed. I suck at math -- where do I belong?
  84. Profile photo of Ruffiana
    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm
    @penguinazul: Have you considered the lucrative and exciting sex industry?
  85. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    Enjoy not being able to hold a job 10 years from now because you`re so far behind on the latest technology that you`ll need to get another degree all over again just to keep up with all the new college grads. Also, this is one field where baby boomers failed miserably, if you were a great engineer 30 years ago you`re worthlessly obsolete now.
  86. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm
    Ruffiana:

    Yeah... no.
  87. Profile photo of vVvBrock
    vVvBrock Male 18-29
    177 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    Math major anyone??

    ...

    I think I know :(
  88. Profile photo of robotobunneh
    robotobunneh Female 18-29
    265 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm
    Cell biology is where it`s at.
  89. Profile photo of Septemberex
    Septemberex Female 13-17
    646 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    Medical major yeeeahhh...
  90. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 12:48 am
    @penquinazul
    Yeah it`s going to be tough even for all the majors in the future. Money is going to be tight for all employers so don`t feel alone. Even as a vet for 25 years. I`ve seen business tail off as customers can`t afford care for their pets.

    It will be the same for science/engineer majors once government grants run out and like the USA start massive cuts in budgets. Your just going to take advantage of one strength which is your creativity. However you will just have to bust your okole for now to attain a financial goal.
  91. Profile photo of Dr4k
    Dr4k Male 18-29
    575 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 5:20 am
    I`m a dance major with all the great funding for the arts in this country I shouldn`t have any problem... oh wait.
  92. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 7:26 am
    YEAH! Livin` the dream!
  93. Profile photo of cjap2011
    cjap2011 Male 18-29
    72 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    Where`s the sciences? Clearly, this was made by a SSHA person.
  94. Profile photo of thahellmouth
    thahellmouth Male 18-29
    160 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    college is gay
  95. Profile photo of DOR
    DOR Male 50-59
    93 posts
    April 26, 2011 at 2:31 am
    The post below me was written by someone destined to work for an hourly wage for the next 45 years.
  96. Profile photo of Clunkst
    Clunkst Male 18-29
    113 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    That multi-linguist has it made.

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