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Is there any degrees you can have to be able to do two careers. So you won’t have to do double collage?

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Hi My name is tamiya H, a Junior at Booker T Washington. Who’s looking for help to have a Great future. #july #knowledge #college #help

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JR’s Answer

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Hello Tamiya -

I think it all depends on your interests and the field(s) you may want to pursue. In college, I thought I was going to go into Marketing - I loved the Marking Research Surveys, developing a marketing plan for a business, etc. - but then I soon realized that I wanted to stay in my hometown - where I grew up, where nearly four generations of my family have lived, and where I wanted to establish roots and continue to build off of my network. My business degree has allowed me to work in the non-profit sector now for more than twenty years - I've done work in grassroots legislative advocacy changing local, state, and federal laws/ordinances, I've done work in the health-related field, and now I'm in aging field. In addition, I do volunteer work with youth leadership - all things that I have used my business degree for in different ways.

I recommend you consider doing some job shadowing of career(s) you may be interested in, doing some volunteer work, research the area(s) of interest to you, and to network in the area(s) you want to head towards. It's great that you're starting now and thinking about it - rather than trying to figure it out later. Your more generalized degrees will likely be more used in more areas than if you go with a more specialized degree.

I hope that helps!

JR recommends the following next steps:

  • Job shadow
  • Volunteering
  • Research career(s) of interest
  • Network
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Sara’s Answer

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A single college major can prepare you for a host of different careers. What you need to be mindful of is getting into the best college you can (ideally without taking on a great deal of debt) because then the name recognition can help you get jobs. Also, while at college, try to do any many internships as possible. Finally, go to any career or networking events that your college hosts because that’s where people really get jobs.
Hi Sara, this is a great response but can you go into detail about which majors have the most flexibility in terms of future careers? Gurpreet Lally Translate
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LISA’s Answer

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The short answer is, yes, there are dual degree programs at many universities now. For example, you can get a Juris Doctor (law school) and a Masters of Business Administration. Just know that these programs often require applying to both programs and will require a lot of hard work.
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Jessica’s Answer

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Hi! Many careers do not need a specific degree to be successful - on the job learning and experience always speaks volumes. Many people start with a specific degree and end up doing something completely different (depending on what it is). I recommend getting as much internship experience doing different things as possible so you can figure out what inspires you and what you want to do!
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