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|01-19-2012 11:24 PM|
|dew||Pre-vet and music performance.|
|01-17-2012 07:21 PM|
Originally Posted by fishman12 View Post
ou can tell us what you want to do in 4 years.
|01-16-2012 11:06 AM|
|SnowySurface||I earned by BA and MA in Chemistry and I still mess up water parameters from time to time. Evil ammonia is evil. XD|
|01-15-2012 11:24 PM|
|fishman12||Does it count if I put what I want to do in 4 years?|
|01-15-2012 06:41 PM|
|ManInBlack2010||um what about those of us that went into a trade? lol, i've got an apprenticeship under a master dog trainer which i've been doing since the summer before my senior year in high school. with dog training, it's more about the years/numbers of dogs you've done than the number of degrees you have. if i had gone to school even for just a buisness degree i would have lost years of learning under my boss.|
|01-11-2012 09:07 PM|
|Bombalurina||Arts (English) and Law. Why is there no law major? Pah! :p|
|01-09-2012 01:10 AM|
|underwatergirl||Marine Science Major pre vet with a concentration in biology :P|
|01-07-2012 03:03 PM|
|AcrimoniousArbiter||It's been so cool reading all of these!|
|01-07-2012 02:35 PM|
|Pucky21811||I originally was a TV-Production major for one year, and decided what wasn't for me. I'm a Childhood Ed (1st-6th grade) major, English concentration. Plus a theatre minor, and probably a few creative writing courses. :) Glad to know there are other betta lovers in college like me. My friends think I'm crazy to have two in the dorm room, and that I'm crazier to want more! :D|
|01-06-2012 02:52 AM|
Graduated in '08 with a BA in English - Creative Writing and have been unemployed or under-employed until very recently, when I became a professional writer (wow, that still sounds really strange).
However, although I've been told I have a talent for writing, and the process of getting my degree helped my writing immensely, it was my non-academic experience (and, ironically, my failures specifically) that landed me this recent streak of opportunities. The degree was simply what got my foot in the door.
For anyone interested in becoming a writer professionally, it isn't nearly as awesome as it sounds when you're in high school and/or college. Yes, I'm most likely going to be in a perpetual state of poverty if I rely on this as a sole income for the rest of my life. Yes, I do miss meals occasionally. Yes, often times, I do a ton of work on things that will most likely never see the light of day, let alone earn me any money. Yes, writer's block is real and strikes at the worst times.
But, I also cannot deny that if you love the act of dragging a pen/pencil across paper, or clacking out the beauty and madness that floats around in your mind, that nothing could ever replace that feeling of when someone actually writes you a check for that little peek inside your head.
Then again, nothing quite feels like that feeling of eating nothing but Cup-o-Noodle for four days straight, or not eating anything for a whole day either.
To get back on track, if you want to go into Creative Writing--specifically in editorials or entertainment writing--then practice, practice, practice; get as much criticism as you can from as many different kinds of people as possible; and take some workshops that require you to share your writing in a group. I didn't think I was a terribly skilled writer until I took some of these classes and realized that, although I wasn't going to win a Pulitzer any time soon, nor was I ever the best writer in the class, I definitely wasn't as bad as my head kept trying to tell me I was for so many years.
If I could do it all over again, I honestly would have gone into Engineering, Business, and/or Finance/Economics. But I also would have continued writing.
Now, if you'll excuse me, there's a Cup-o-Noodle calling my name from the pantry...
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