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What percent of the material you learned in college do you feel you actually use in your field of work?

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I am curious how others have applied what they have learned to their current jobs and/or internships. #major #work #learning

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Thomas Aurelio’s Answer

Updated San Diego, California

I learned a great about the scientific method which can be applied to almost everything in life. My degree is biology helped me with understanding life. This is fundamental to building relationships, understanding people and being successful in almost any career pathway.

Kim’s Answer

Updated San Antonio, Texas

My major was Sociology. I had an unofficial minor in Political Science. I did a lot of research and writing, and really developed these skills. I then became a career police officer. I'm sure that I was applying what I learned in school. However, beyond the basic report writing, I also did a lot of labor activities. I wrote the budget proposals for salary increases and specialty pays (degree pay, etc.). So in this way, I used it a lot. Sociology and Political Science also taught me to understand WHY people do the things they do, which helped me to be able to better relate to people who did not think the same way I do. Granted, I don't recall the last time I used the Pythagorean Theorem, but then, you just never know when you might end up on Jeopardy!

Wael’s Answer

Updated Redford Charter Township, Michigan

You should not think about it this way. It is all accumulated knowledge and you are going to use it in a way or another during your career.