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    Do you regret your college major?

    Wish you did something instead of what you did? What made you not want to do it anymore? Why did or didn't you switch? Made a poll to make it a bit simple, but post if you have a explanation.
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    I studied electrical engineering, and it has been a huge help in my life in general and my profession as well
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    I majored in business marketing, and don't regret it at all. It's a major that allows you to do many things. I went into my family's business and have helped them tremendously.
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    I regret college period.

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    Sometimes I kind of feel like I should have gone for business computer related instead of sciences.
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    My only regret is the amount of partying I did freshman/sophomore years. Epic memories, though.

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    I regret I didn't party more.

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    Mech Eng several times. It deeply informs my approach to problem solving!

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    Studied business - it was awful. Switched to computer science and never looked back.
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    Studied business and minored in drug dealer...or was it the other way around.

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    I dont regret what I did. Chemical Engineering, and proud!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
    Studied business - it was awful. Switched to computer science and never looked back.
    Funny. BS in CS, but went back for MBA. I'm glad to have the CS education (it's helped a lot) but I enjoyed the business education more.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
    Studied business - it was awful. Switched to computer science and never looked back.
    yep started as a Business Management major and was bored out of my mind.

    Ended up with a BS in Information Technology and a minor in CS. I do wish I went into college knowing I would end up majoring in that field, I would have went to a tech school instead of a liberal arts school. In the end I ended up taking an e-commerce class my last semester and I was one of the lucky ones who graduated and went onto getting a nice job/career. Been doing SEO Strategy for about 3 years now, pays the bills. The education definitely instilled a way of thinking that has helped in this career.

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    I do miss the college days.

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    No. Comp Sci & get business in the mix.

    * and then drop out so you don't waste too much time.
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    I regret choosing my major in Sociology for my Bachelor's Degree. Although the experience was great, it ultimately serves no purpose for me now. When I started college I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but enjoyed taking those courses enough to declare my major. I did well and became a TA in my senior year for a well respected professor in the department. After college I started a Master's in Social Work, but left after completing my first year, as I was completely burned out by the ridiculous bureaucracy of the agency I interned with. I completed an Associate's Degree for my profession and am now licensed and working in my family business that is in no way related to my Sociology degree. I do wish I had some kind of business and management background, but I guess I'll just pick it up on the job.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by yage202 Click here to enlarge
    Ummm no.

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    BS Business/Management. I hate it. I just hate curriculized education in general though.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
    I just hate curriculized education in general though.
    Ditto.

    Seriously, growing up I just noticed school is day care designed to program you. It's a place for parents to send you so you are occupied while they are working.

    They get you set on waking up a certain time, spending a certain time somewhere, then coming coming home at a certain time getting you all set up to be an obedient worker. $#@! THAT, no thank you.

    When you get older it changes but I have serious issues with the education system. All it taught me was how to do expend the least amount of effort in the shortest time possible to get what they deem are approved results.

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    Heh, this just got me thinking.

    I remember I needed an arts elective so I signed up for an online music class. You bought software and then went through each chapter e-mailing the log file after each chapter to the teacher each week.

    I produced a log for every chapter intentionally answering each question incorrectly. I went into each file with a hex editor and changed all the values to the value for the correct answer. Finished the semester in 5 minutes and got a 100% in the class which the teacher said never happened before.

    Now tell me who really was the best student?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Heh, this just got me thinking.

    I remember I needed an arts elective so I signed up for an online music class. You bought software and then went through each chapter e-mailing the log file after each chapter to the teacher each week.

    I produced a log for every chapter intentionally answering each question incorrectly. I went into each file with a hex editor and changed all the values to the value for the correct answer. Finished the semester in 5 minutes and got a 100% in the class which the teacher said never happened before.

    Now tell me who really was the best student?
    Haha that's something. Wish I could do something like that with all of my classes. We have to answer questions for every chapter for some of my science class. At this point every question you could find through google. I was at the point where I wouldn't event read the question, just directly ctrl+c then ctrl-v into google. Read the first few words of the answer and go back and check it. For the tests she would get the answers from a pool of about 100-200 multiple choice and only use around 30 on the test. So I would just memorize only the answers. Would manage to finish the multiple choice within 3-5 minutes.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Scorpion Click here to enlarge
    Haha that's something. Wish I could do something like that with all of my classes. We have to answer questions for every chapter for some of my science class. At this point every question you could find through google. I was at the point where I wouldn't event read the question, just directly ctrl+c then ctrl-v into google. Read the first few words of the answer and go back and check it. For the tests she would get the answers from a pool of about 100-200 multiple choice and only use around 30 on the test. So I would just memorize only the answers. Would manage to finish the multiple choice within 3-5 minutes.
    You just have to work within the confines of the class and think outside the box.

    I had this one class where the teacher made you buy his book and you would write on the pages then rip the pages out (basically so students always had to buy the book and no used options were available). The homework questions were the same as the test questions and he would keep the pages but go over all the answers in class. By buying two books you essentially created a cheat sheet for the class. Just goes to show some teachers are just interested in how much cash they could generate.

    Guy even bragged about driving an E39 530i. I was like lol you need to sell more books.

    Regarding your Google example a good thing to do for the tests is for a midterm come up with a good excuse. When I would miss a midterm the teacher would have me take the test in an empty room. Cell phone + google = 100%.

    Another option for written tests was I would buy the test booklets in advance and I had a class where the teacher gave you 3 essay questions 2 of which would appear on the test. So I bought two booklets and wrote out the exam in advance and swapped them in class, easy A. Kind of boring to sit there for an hour pretending to do something though.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Ditto.

    Seriously, growing up I just noticed school is day care designed to program you. It's a place to parents to send you so you are occupied while they are working.

    They get you set on waking up a certain time, spending a certain time somewhere, then coming coming home at a certain time getting you all set up to an obedient worker. $#@! THAT, no thank you.

    When you get older it changes but I have serious issues with the education system. All it taught me was how to do expend the least amount of effort in the shortest time possible to get what they deem are approved results.
    Ah man!! I could not agree more with you on this issue. The education system is a $#@!ing joke indeed.
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