majors

"37 Slogans For College Majors If They Were Actually Honest"

Accounting: selling your soul for money.

Aerospace Engineering: “it actually is rocket science.”

Anthropology: it’ll get you laid, but it won’t get you paid!

Archeology: if you don’t know what it is, it’s probably ceremonial.

Art History: and you thought making art was pointless!

Astrophysics: “Eh, I’m within an order of magnitude…”

Biochemistry: spend 4 years aspiring to discover the cure for cancer, and the rest of your life manufacturing shampoo.

Chemistry: where alcohol is a solution.

Communications: “we’ll teach you everything you need to know about convincing your friends that your degree is actually meaningful.”

Computer Engineering: tons of chicks, just not very many.

Computer Science (for a straight girl): the odds are good, but the goods are odd.

Creative Writing: because job security is for pussies.

Criminal Justice: we’re here because of Law & Order reruns.

Dental Hygienist: “something to do until you get knocked up.”

Engineering: the art of figuring out which parameters you can safely ignore.

English: so you want to be a teacher.

Film: forks on the left, knives on the right.

Finance: “accounting was too hard.”

Graphic Design: no, we’re not artists.  We’re designers; there’s a difference.

History: history may repeat itself, but you definitely will.

Information Technology: let me Google that for you.

Journalism: learn how to construct an argument that no one will listen to.

Latin: because useful is overrated.

Linguistics: studied 17 languages, fluent in none of them.

Marine Biology: “I wanted to play with dolphins, but I’m looking at algae instead.”

Music Performance: if you don’t hate yourself, you’re doing it wrong.

Nursing: learning to save others’ lives while struggling not to take your own.

Philosophy: think about it.

Photography: it’s worth a shot.

Physics: “everything you learned last week was wrong.”

Political Science: your opinion is wrong

Pre-med: “I’ll probably switch majors in two years.”

Psychology: good luck doing anything until you get your Masters.

Speech Pathology: we have a way of making you talk.

Statistics: where everything’s made up, and numbers don’t matter.

Structural Engineering: because architects don’t know what physics is.

Zoology: because you can’t major in kittens.

clothes of the majors I’ve met

English: stylish enough, glasses, won’t look me in the eye when I wear crocs, lots of things on their keychains

Computer science: the hoody-jeans squad, did CS so they would never have to wear a suit

philosophy: tank-tops, no shoes, pajama bottoms

art students: either rocking that depression sweater or making some sort of statement I missed

Psychology: leggings or sweatpants, pastels, long hair and messy top-knots

engineering: same as CS, bags under their eyes, lot’s of pins

International relations: mostly H&M and going hard for some unknown European flavor

archeology/anthro: beads & warm colors, always give me the vibe they would rather be covered in dirt right now

law school: forced into suits when required, otherwise have 2 day old makeup on or 7 o’clock beard shadow

teaching/nursing: look more comfortable than me, practical shoes

aerospace: how do all of you own the same einstein shirt?

history/humanities: left any sense of fashion in the 18th century, baseball caps, forget to wear socks with their shoes

business school:

Notes: Thursday Nov. 2, Tuesday Nov. 7

How to ask a major

1. 전공이 뭐예요? (What is your major?)

2. 뭐 전공해요/뭐 전공하세요? (What do you major in?)

3. 뭐 공부해요/공부하새요? (What do you study?)

Note: 1 and 2 are semantically different. 1 is using “major” (전공) as a noun, 2 uses it as a verb (전공하다)


How to ask someone’s favorite food and sport:

음식 - food

운동 - sport

무슨 음식을 좋아해요/좋아하세요? - What is your favorite food?

무슨 운동을 좋아해요/좋아하세요? - What is your favorite sport?


Asking about hobbies:

취미 - hobby

취미가 뭐예요? - What is your hobby?


Where are you from?

집이 어디ㅖ요? - Where is your home/hometown?

(REVIEW PHRASE)

어느 나라 사람이예요? - What is your nationality?


Review Phrases: Name, School Year

이름이 뭐예요? - What is your name?

몇 학년이에요? - What is your school year?

1학년, 2 학년, 3헉년, 4 학냔: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior


Asking how someone is doing

요즘 어떻게 지내세요? - How are you doing (lately)?

Responses:

바빠요 (busy)

그더 그래요 (just so-so)

괜찮아요 (I’m all right/Not bad)

좋아요 (I’m fine)

잘 지내요 (I’m doing well)

9percent and their college majors.
  • Zhangjing: Medical
  • Xiao Gui: Art
  • Ziyi: Fine Arts (Music producer kind of)
  • Zhengting: Sociology
  • Yanjun: Architect engineering.
  • Justin: Ethnic studies
  • Chengcheng: Fine Arts (Modelling and Videography)
  • Linong: Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Xukun: Photography and Journalism.

What are your opinions?

A quick thought about college and degree programs

I primarily work in accounting/finance/bookkeeping, a field vastly different than my liberal arts education. Something that I’ve been told over and over by employers, interviewers, and recruiters is that college shows that you can start and finish something, and either you consistently do well throughout (maintaining pace and performance) or shows progress/growth (starting off poorly or dipping down due to a life event, then working back up again, showing problem solving skills). The other side of this is not doing well at all or dropping out and pursuing something else, which can also be spun positively to show that you tried something and gave it your all, but it didn’t work out for you so you made a decision that was best for you and true to yourself and tried something different. doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to do something in that field forever. The three scenarios above show that your degree, especially undergrad, does not necessarily determine your future. It doesn’t have to be linear! 

Thinking about doing a post about resume tips, cover letter tips, and interview tips - I apply for jobs as a sport and a few people who have used my cover letter format have been consistently offered interviews and I think it’s so fun to talk about! Let me know if you’d be interested in that or if there are other things we should talk about!

i feel like STEM isn’t immediately looked upon more intrinsically valuable unless the major you choose has immediate capitalistic benefit, which tends to be technology or engineering. not saying at all that STEM folks face the same social barriers/stigma that art or humanities people face, bc that’s not true! but as an astronomy person the one thing i always get asked by folks (even scientists sometimes!) is “so…what can you ~do~ with an astrophysics major?” there is definitely a recognition of rigor that is very unfortunately missing when someone majoring in classics or gender studies is asked that question, which is a whole other problem. but i feel like the lesson here is maybe not to continually base the intrinsic worth of an education entirely on its capitalistic use. idk.

anonymous asked:

What exactly do you have a degree in? What can/will you do with it? I'm trying to confirm what I want to major in, I was originally thinking robotics engineering (mechanical+electrical+software engineering) and hopefully end up working with rovers and stuff that goes into space(?) but I've also been looking at astrophysics with a background in software engineering/computer science. I really like space and want to involve that somehow (tell me everything, correct me if I'm wrong, I wanna LEARN)

hey! first of all i love your enthusiasm and your want to learn!

so there are a lot of different paths you can take to being involved in space research, some of which i didn’t even know existed until a few months ago (lol whoops)

astrophysics/physics i have a degree in this, with a degree one can do fundamental research on space (for instance, how do neutron star-neutron star mergers work? how do stars and planets form? etc.) you can probably fall back onto a CS job, a data science job, or finance or something – anything that is reasonably dependent on quantitative reasoning.

computer science i minored in this. CS is a swiss army knife in that it enables you to do good research/work in a lot of different space science fields (and a lot of other fields as well). there are of course a plethora of jobs you can get with CS/SWE as well.

MechE/EE i have a good friend who majored/minored in these in college, respectively, and he now works on space missions at a big lab. you too could go this route! if you’re a really buildy person, this is probably the right path for you.

geology/geochemistry/geophysics turns out planets are made of rocks! if you’re interested in rover missions and Mars and Venus and things like that, it is absolutely worthwhile to know your geology well. the folks that i know who work on planetary surface missions are mostly geologists! geochem can help you learn a lot about how the same rocks might fare on different planetary surfaces, and geophysics will make you extremely valuable for modeling the interiors of planets as well as that of our own planet.

atmospheric science/earth science if you’re interested in planetary/exoplanetary atmospheres, a lot of folks start by learning about the earth’s atmosphere first!

chemistry two different routes here – you can learn about chemistry on the planetary scale (geochemistry, biogeochemistry, etc.) or you can learn about it on the planet-forming scale (astrochemistry, cosmochemistry).

there are certainly other paths as well! i would say that for your major, it matters much more what you like to do than whether it’s relevant for space sciences, since most stem majors are likely to be relevant in some way (yes, even biology – there is a lot of interest in how the human body reacts to microgravity for space missions, also astrobiology is a thing). if you want to do this for a career, your internships and research experiences will end up mattering a lot more in determining what direction you take your space studies interests. hopefully this was helpful!

I’m in a very selfie bee mood lately as everything I have to do is piling up and I’m behind a couple of things I promised myself I’d make a priority. On the other hand, I have successfully completed a project that was going to take much longer so I’ll hopefully catch up soon. So, here’s me keeping up to date with my newest post, where I’ll be featuring the Natural World Tarot deck, created by Izabella Bastidas.

This is a major arcana only deck, which means that it doesn’t come with the minors (the suits). Hence, the total number of cards is 22. Each has been hand painted by Izabella to “beautifully illustrate the wonders of the natural world we live in”. Most of the beautiful, big, matte cards feature animals - mostly mammals and birds, but also some insects and a turtle. A couple of cards do not show any animals though, focusing on cloudy skies (with mesmerising colours) or, in the case of the Wheel of Fortune, a more symbolic approach.

The colour palette is soft and almost muted. The illustrations focus on the main element (mostly animals as I have mentioned) against a cream or black background, so they can be considered minimal. However, I like the magical effect that the tiny flowers and other details (like stars, moon phases and other more traditional symbols) give to the cards. The illustrations are framed by a thin, gold toned border, and then framed again by a thicker black border. The cards feature their roman numerals at the bottom, but no names are to be found. This keeps the cards cleaner and helps maintain the focus on the main element.

These flowers are also found in other design elements, like the backs, the sturdy custom designed flip top box, and the booklet - which by the way is a nicely bound and full coloured guide with 50 pages, written by Francesca Soluri. It contains the meaning for each card, as well as one elemental, planetary and zodiacal association for each.

The Natural World Tarot is a gentle deck, but it manages to be strong at the same time by harnessing the beauty and power of the animals and the natural forces of the world. Izabella creates images that you can’t stop looking at and that make you feel more in contact with nature, even if our circumstances restrict us to urbanized spaces. The illustrations can be purchased as separate prints, though I just really love how a deck is a ready-made collection of prints! Now I can only hope that a full deck is eventually published to see more of what Izabella has to offer!