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Which Major in College? Help Please :)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by PandaDomo, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    This is a little hard to phrase specifically what I'm looking for but hopefully this would do the trick. Here's a little about myself so far and what I want to do.

    I'm a 17 year old senior in high school and like everyone else, I am applying for college :p. My current unweighted GPA is around a 3.0 (My average is about an 80 so far) and my class rank is around the high 300s or low 400s I'm assuming. I don't know what I got specifically so far, but from the class ranks I hear other people have, it's safe to say I'm around there. Majority of the top 90-95+ students make up about the first 250 spots and then the 85+ students make up the next hundred or so. I actually just received my second SAT scores earlier today also which was a 1760. Overall, I would say I'm about an average student if not slightly above. I don't really know in specific what I want to do or where I want to go at the moment, but I am looking at Stony Brook, Rutgers, and Baruch (mostly NJ/NY schools). I'm also looking at a handful of community colleges and lower requirement colleges to fall back on. I'm looking to major in business (most likely advertising/marketing) also since that's just about the only field I can imagine myself doing or even relatively good at.

    I'm hoping to find a career that can incorporate things I can learn from internet marketing as I go through the next few years, such as social media or advertising, which would I'm also hoping will greatly improve my chances of finding a job or earning more. With this concept in mind, I'm thinking the marketing major is best for me since the experience I would accumulate from internet marketing would give me a definite edge, and I could definitely see myself doing this type of job. I'm hoping for something around the $60,000-70,000 range starting out but I understand I'll most likely earn a lot less. I think I'll most likely get the hang of internet marketing by the time I graduate anyway so I think that would make a nice supplemental income.

    Does anybody have any suggestions as to what I should do? Hopefully some insights on good major/minors to go for or career paths I should consider?

    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. FuryKyle

    FuryKyle Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Have you thought about engineering? Electrical engineering involves A LOT of coding, mostly C## and other graphics-based rendering software. That could definitely come in handy in IM. Plus, electrical engineering is a great and interesting course and you'll most definitely get a job after graduation.
     
  3. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    I completely threw engineering out the window actually right next to medical. I have close to zero skill in both math and coding, so there's almost no way whatsoever I would be any good at engineering :/

    If electrical engineering is specifically coding and design work though, is it possible to get a minor in this? Aside from the math, I think it would be possible for me to learn coding :p