Anyone going to college? What's your major?

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  1. MrDetective

    MrDetective Member

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    OK... I talked to a business advisor. She said that double majoring is not possible because that would exceed the limit of units I am allowed to take. Thanks a lot for the useless GE classes, guys. :mad: So the only thing I can do now is to continue to major in Japanese and minor in Finance. I forgot to ask her if it's possible to major in Finance after I am done with Japanese, but I don't have high hopes for that. She mentioned something about how I can choose to pursue a Master of Business Administration or something similar.

    I am really worried now. Perhaps it would have been a lot better if I chose Finance earlier. Major in Finance and minor in Japanese makes more sense, not the other way around. o_O But then again the career advisor last week said that I can still get experience and internship even with a Japanese degree. Is this possible? It's not like I have any other way to go. :oops: I don't think I can even get a certificate for a minor. Is getting an AA better than just minoring?
     
  2. Terro

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    All I can say, is that I have yet to see a job description for a career-based job, where they will take anything less than a Bachelor's. To be honest, I'm not even sure what the purpose of an AA even is, anymore. Sure, I'll it on my resume and such, but it's almost like a graduation of "pre-university", as far as the real world is concerned :/ Like a slightly better high school diploma: doesn't mean much. And yeah, the system all stinks. Actually *doing* the work is not at all as hard as it is to get INTO said work :/
     
  3. MrDetective

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    So I just came back from my appointment. The advisor has made it clear that a second major is absolutely impossible, since I haven't even done anything related to business yet. And basically what the other advisor said a few weeks ago. Internships, connections, experience are more important, that kind of stuff. :eek: Then she asks how Finance minor is going to help me with my Japanese, since I said I thought about being a translator. I kinda want to do both, and at least have Finance as a backup plan. On the way home, I suddenly consider the idea of minoring in International Business instead.

    Perhaps I should just stick with Finance? This is the requirements for IB minor:
    http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/catalog/current/cba/international_business/fin_um02.html
    Seems like it focuses on either marketing or management... :confused:I feel like Finance has a clearer focus, maybe...

    I plan on seeing a career counselor again one last time before I make up my mind. Just wanna see what you guys would think is a "better" choice. o_O
     
  4. Ryos

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    If you have to go with one or the other, Finance is a much better sell for employers.
     
  5. Terro

    Terro Well-Known Member

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    ^ Yeah, finance is something that is always in demand with businesses. I see job listings for it all the time.
     
  6. MrDetective

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    OK... I have a problem...
    Apparently, the introductory class, Business Finance, has a few prerequisites like Intro Accounting and Econ. These are only required for business majors. Since I only want to minor, I get to skip them. I thought nothing of it, until I asked my professor what I can expect from an intro finance class. He simply listed the prerequisites. I asked others on another forum and they said that while it's okay to skip, I would be in trouble if everyone understands the basics and I don't. Hell, I only started learning how to read a financial statement a few days ago after they told me that. :eek: Basically, it's doable, but it's going to be difficult. I thought since this is an intro class, they would teach me from the beginning. :oops:

    So business experts, please tell me: would a finance class require you to know a lot of stuff from accounting and economic? I am not exactly savvy with business stuff, either. God helps me... :rolleyes:
     
  7. Terro

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    Let's just say that finance was the toughest class I had, and really struggled in it. Yes, there IS a lot of accounting and econ basics in it, so you do have to understand the basic principles of those. Accounting itself I didn't find too bad, but econ? Ew...
     
  8. Cryrobinson

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    Stoked to get back into school later this year, studying business and Japanese. :)
     
  9. oaristos

    oaristos New Member

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    I'm working on my master's degree in Portuguese. I'm very excited that I'm going to be done in May!
     
  10. papa box

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    every year I tell myself Im going to do real adult college and networking soon to advance my potential in x and every year i am forced to inch uncomfortably closer to the realization that I have no potential and will always have to work two FT-hours-but-PT-benefits-and-pay retail jobs living with my family until i kill, myself, sooner and sooner.

    that was a downer sorry pretend i posted horses or those small horses instead i guess
     

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