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I am currently enrolled in Georgia Tech starting this fall, but I am a Global Economics major. Will my major limit my options because I chose to go to a technical school? Can I still have the opportunities an engineering student would have there?

I am currently enrolled in Georgia Tech and will start as a freshman this Fall. Despite Georgia Tech being a technical school, I am interested in Global Economics. Georgia Tech is a very high ranked school and has a variety of science majors but I am afraid my options can be limited because of my non- science major. #college #business #engineering #global-economics #georgia-tech


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Nicole’s Answer

Hi Rachel S. I see that you posted this question a little while ago so I hope my answer to you (or others who may read this response) is still helpful.

So in 2016, you were enrolled in Georgia Tech? In Global Econ? Ahh, Rachel...nothing to be afraid of :). Georgia Tech is an excellent school. I am somewhat familiar with this school because it is one that I applied to and was accepted into though I ultimately chose a different school. The beauty of strong university curricula, like those that exist at Georgia Tech, is that they offer students many, many paths of study, and thus, a wide range of options to explore what interests students. In satisfying the urge to explore, that generally helps students build sustainable careers.

Are there limits? Yes, but those limits aren't specific to this university or your desired field of study. In choosing a college path, there will be limits on time (study time, years to graduate), number of times one changes their major, financial resources for example. But no limits in my view, on where and what to learn.

Hope things are going well for you!

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Sonali’s Answer

Sure, you can still have the opportunities. Although it won’t be same as a CS major but you can always find something of your choice in finance industry with Economics major.


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Charles’s Answer

Georgia Tech is a fine school--go to your Career Services office and check out the companies that are recruiting. I suspect there are a number that you would be interested in!


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Luis "Lou"’s Answer

Of course you can. I would never discount a person that has an engineering degree from a school that is not known for it.
Look at the faculty of the Economics dept. at Tech and you'll find some very talented educators.


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