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Donna’s Answer

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Hi Xilai,
In college, I started as a Chemistry major primarily because I liked math and science and my dad was a chemistry teacher. Math classes are required (ie: to calculate moles for conversions) for many science tracks and I learned I preferred classes like Calculus and Statistics even more than the lab. Before my Junior year, I switched to a Finance major (with a minor in Finance) and started taking business classes like, of course, Accounting, but also Economics and Business Law. I enjoyed my courses and was lucky enough to work at a company (to pay my way through college!) in the Receivables area. As a college student, I was able to work in other areas as well, which allowed me to see what I was learning in school. Right after graduation, because learning never stops(!), I took a class to help me pass the CPA exam and successfully passed. That certification served my career well. I worked in Insurance and Banking as an auditor, (finance) operations manager, compliance manager in the Legal Department and now Risk Manager. While my father helped start me on a path, you need to pursue what you enjoy. The key is that any decision is not permanent; there are a lot of factors in life that allow us to change and grow. Embrace them all.
Good luck!
Donna
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David’s Answer

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I pretty much major in a lot of things, I started pursuing in engineering when I enter college, then switch to public health, therapeutic major (Occupational Therapy , Physical Therapy , Recreational Therapy) and Medical field, but end up completing my degree is BS in Biology and BA/Master in Legal Studies. After working in the field for years I decided for a career change to Casino, Hospitality, Tourism, so now I work in the casino industry internationally. When I was young I plan to become a doctor, engineer or lawyer like most Asian family are but my parent never force me like most Asian family does, they allow me to do and pursue what I wanted. So as you can see my college was a roller coaster with different major and coursework, but it still did not stop me to complete and pursue the final degree I have achieve. After several years of working I start to not feel it anymore and I like the excitement so I decided to move into Casino, Hospitality, Tourism which now marks 10 years for me working in the field. My advice to you is pursue in what you enjoy doing and not what society want you to do, be happy and make the right choice is the main goal and yes people do look back and regret but don't and not necessarily needed to just continue on with the future and still pursue it as you go along.
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Monica’s Answer

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Hello!

I loved math and science all throughout my life, and so when I got to college I knew I wanted to go that route. I was between engineering or physics and decided to go in as an undeclared engineer. Throughout my first two years of college I went between Industrial and Systems Engineering or Civil Engineering. Junior year, I decided I loved industrial and systems engineering. It has a lot of statistics, technology, management, and a great combination of my passions. I enjoy the optimization through math with it and being able to be flexible in my career choices. I am now a business analyst in technology and able to use my math skills in optimization work and being able to do data analysis for my software development team.
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Callie’s Answer

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Hi, Xilai!

My major was Music in Vocal Performance at a liberal arts college! I loved my studies so much; it's what I've always, truly wanted to do and I love that I've had the opportunity and support to pursue vocal performance. I also really enjoyed how well my music studies complimented my studies of the liberal arts.

Hope this helped!

CM
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Dora’s Answer

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Hi Xilai,

I have a Bachelor of Hotel management and international tourism at university.
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Catrina’s Answer

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I have a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in chemistry. It has served me well in many ways. Understanding the psychology aspect is critical to many components like leadership, human resources, training and development, etc. while the science based degree fits well in various places in the medical field.
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