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Choosing a Major
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Choosing a Major
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Learn the Past Perfect Tense

Date: Sep 21 2012

Themes: School, Work

Grammar: Past Perfect Tense

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Before you can find your dream job, you have to pick a major. Your major is the main subject you choose to study in college. You might take some classes in other subjects, but most of your classes will relate to your major, and it will also be the subject you get your degree in.

For instance, a biology major might take a couple English and history courses. But by the time he graduates, he should have a broad understanding of the field of biology. He might go on to get a graduate degree in biology or a related area of study. Or he might start looking for a job in his field.

But getting a degree in a certain subject doesn’t guarantee that you will find a job you love. Some majors are more practical than others and have clearer career paths. For example, most pre-law majors go on to law school and eventually become lawyers. But a history or English major might have a harder time finding a job related to their studies. Find out what Devan and Jeff decided to major in.

在你找到梦寐以求的工作前,你需要选择一个专业。你的专业是你在大学选择的主要学科。你可以学习其他学科课程,但你学习的多数课程与你的专业有关,而且,还是你要获得学位的科目。

例如,一位生物学专业的学生可能会学习英语和历史课程。但当毕业时,他应该掌握了深厚的生物学领域知识。他可能继续深造并获得生物学或相关学习领域的研究生学位。或者,他可以寻找所学领域的相关工作。

但获得某学科学位并不保证你将找到喜爱的工作。相比其他专业,某些专业更注重实践,拥有更明确的就业方向。例如,大多数法律预科专业学生会上法律学校,并最终成为律师。但历史或英语专业学生要找到与其专业有关的工作可能会更困难。找出 杰夫 和 德凡 决定选择的专业。

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Devan

Devan

Jeff

Jeff

Devan:  What did you major in in college, Jeff?

Jeff:  It was basically multimedia design.

Devan:  So, seeing as what you are currently doing for a living isn’t related to your major, do you ever wish you had majored in something else?

Jeff:  Well, sometimes, when I’m broke. But I always knew I wanted to do something creative with visual art. I actually was initially a fine arts major, but I figured I could do that in my own time.

Devan:  Do you have a minor?

Jeff:  Yeah, I went the complete opposite route, and I have a business minor, which I have never been interested in, but I figured it would be a good balance. What about you?

Devan:  I majored in English, and I’m actually using my degree for that, so that’s nice. But sometimes I wish that I could go back and go for something different.

Jeff:  Something more like economics, or an accounting kind of thing?

Devan:  Yeah, something more practical, something that would look impressive on a resume and that would open the job market to me a little more.

Jeff:  So you’re broke right now?

Devan:  I’m always broke. English majors are always broke.

 

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Devan asks Jeff what his major was in college. Jeff says that he studied multimedia design. This includes things like web design and video editing. Jeff’s current job does not relate to his major. But he is still happy he studied multimedia design, because he is passionate about visual art.

Devan was an English major. The job she has now does relate to her major. However, she sometimes wishes she had studied something else in college. She says English majors never earn very much money after they graduate.

What did you major in, or what would you like to major in? Do you have a job that relates to your major? How did you choose a subject to study in school?

 

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dream-iou

dream-iou

China

my major is tourism

12:10 PM Sep 23 2012 |

marwa89

marwa89

Syrian Arab Republic

i like this subject

11:05 AM Sep 23 2012 |

SANG891

SANG891

Hong Kong

like

08:37 AM Sep 23 2012 |

1 person likes this

lotussy

lotussy

China

I chose lansuage as my first major,I want to be translater in the future,Iit seems good,I think.

04:52 AM Sep 23 2012 |

haixi666

China

I did major in computer sceince. But I perfer to major in art.

10:30 PM Sep 22 2012 |

sarah313

sarah313

Iraq

hi all I’m sarah bary  but there is something wrong happened with my account so that I changed my  name to sarah 313 …thank you my friends

09:49 PM Sep 22 2012 |

1 person likes this

dilek23

dilek23

Turkey

If I was not a teacher of English now, I would become a physician or a musician, I reckon:) However, nothing compares to my current job :):)

09:36 PM Sep 22 2012 |

ebyousefi

ebyousefi

Germany

i majored in software engineering. at the moment i am studyng master of science in health informatics and for Phd perhaps i decide to study computer science. i think in this way i am just changing my field of study i thnk it is good in some aspects because i think after some years i have a general knowledge in many fields so perhaps i can do many general things like teaching in university for example for bachelor students or make a business which are related to my interdisciplnary filds of study but on the hand i think n this way i would not be specialist in a special field. at the moment i am satisfied by what i do but any thing depends on my future.

09:12 PM Sep 22 2012 |

Masbarar

MasbararSuper Member!

Turkey

I do a job which I had wanted and that’s because of my medium-high school.Before I wanted to be doctor,but after going to the course for the entrance to the university,I understood that I can not be doctor as my biology,physique and chemistry lessons were very bad.The reason was to study all these lessons in foreign language in my school.It’s a big mistake to study sciences in foreign language.But it helped to me to chose the best major for my future.In the life the bad things also bring the good things.


Also some doctors said to me that it’s not a good job doctor profession.After I wanted to major foreign affairs.But some people said to me that even if I studied there I can not work in foreign affairs as there is monopoly of a high school there.So it’s an important thing to have the ideas of others.

06:59 PM Sep 22 2012 |

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azan99

azan99

Pakistan

Miss Dilek23 can you teach me ?

05:08 PM Sep 22 2012 |

harith_964

harith_964

Iraq

My major is computer science and i love it


i wish to specilaize in computer networks 

04:43 PM Sep 22 2012 |

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Sara97

Sara97

Spain

I haven´t studied a major yet, but I must decide which major I am going to choose because in a few years I will go to college. Why is this so difficult to me? My problem´s that I like lots of fields, and I can´t specialize in only one! I´m lost. I don´t know what´s going to happen with my future!

04:40 PM Sep 22 2012 |

yonne-yin

yonne-yin

China

my major is in industry design. I think I love my major very much. but I’m not sure right now, In China, there has a text is  ”gaokao”. if you pass the text you will go to college. if you won’t you will go to work. when I passed the text , I choose my major was that time. but I was so young. I just don’t know how to choose. even though , I don’t understant what is industry design. I was just for go to college.  I don’t like this. if I have another chance. I will choose another major.

03:38 PM Sep 22 2012 |

dilek23

dilek23

Turkey

oh  how awesome it is to have a chance to meet up with my colleagues who dwell in different parts of this universe! That makes you feel you are not alone interms of ideology, passion, goals in life, and so forth, right?

01:42 PM Sep 22 2012 |

dilek23

dilek23

Turkey

I majored in English Language and Literature. Afterwards, I did English teaching degree as well. What about what my occupation is at present? I teach people of all ages and those of all levels English language in a private language school . As for the reason why I made a decision to study that major, I take delight in literature and languages. Along with that, I am much into teaching people what I have known, and the list goes on and on… I am satisfied with what I have got now!!! I reckon I am the luckiest teacher all across the world as I have the most prized and promising students !!! 

01:24 PM Sep 22 2012 |

Mr. Learner

Peru

I majored in Medicine in university. However, my current job is irrelevant to Medicine major.
I chose Medicine major because I think it’ll be very exciting major to study.

Nice lesson .. Thank youSmile

07:52 AM Sep 22 2012 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Heather, you gave a good solid answer to Julito.  “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows!”  Thanks!

05:28 AM Sep 22 2012 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Dear Heather,  I really appreciate your words of encouragement,  I would try  to move forward with my  desire to teach english in the future.


01:07 AM Sep 22 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Dear Heather,  I really appreciate your words of encouragement,  I would try  to move forward with my  desire to teach english in the future.


01:07 AM Sep 22 2012 |

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zamalek

zamalek

Egypt

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER



That is my major i hope i can do it after graduation because i love building and civil engineer life 



my minor  is home designer

10:01 PM Sep 21 2012 |

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