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    I started school not knowing what I want to do. After a couple years I just picked a major. I am nearing graduation and still don't know what I want to do. I have never had a real job either.


    I know I can't be the only one in this situation, but I don't know what to do.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Human View Post
    I started school not knowing what I want to do. After a couple years I just picked a major. I am nearing graduation and still don't know what I want to do. I have never had a real job either.


    I know I can't be the only one in this situation, but I don't know what to do.

    I was in your situation. I used my undergraduate degree to get into graduate school when I really knew what I wanted to do. You aren't alone. What subject did you study?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tufelhunden View Post
      I was in your situation. I used my undergraduate degree to get into graduate school when I really knew what I wanted to do. You aren't alone. What subject did you study?
      I am really not feeling graduate school. My degree is busniness management. I really want to go ahead and start my career. I feel like a moron doing working on resumes. I don't know what to put down.

      this probably should go to work, school and money.

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      • #4
        Show us your resume, I'm sure ppl here can help you with it.

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        • #5
          I got a degree in Education and taught 3 years before realizing It wasn't what I wanted to do. I started looking into other fields and got started in Computer support. I've worked on that for 9 years now. Getting our into the real world will help you choose your path. Good Luck.
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          • #6
            Other than lunch, were there any subjects you were particularly interested in? Just getting a job and not liking it at all will get tiring quickly.
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            • #7
              Took me 6.5yrs post-undergrad to figure out what I really wanted to do. Welcome to the club.

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              • #8
                Talk to a counselor about volunteering. Honestly you would be surprised how many find their passion by trying to 'give back'.

                Any current interests or places where you want to live and level, as in degree of supports needed?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Human View Post
                  I started school not knowing what I want to do. After a couple years I just picked a major. I am nearing graduation and still don't know what I want to do. I have never had a real job either.


                  I know I can't be the only one in this situation, but I don't know what to do.
                  You need to figure out what interests or inspires you, and go from there. As Trainman says, working at a job you don't enjoy is a modern day tragedy. You might talk to the recruiters who will be coming to your campus, throw your questions at them, get some feedback. I too have a B.S. in business, and floundered until middle of junior year, when I got interested in MIS and database engineering.

                  Good salary helps, but only if you're somewhat passionate about what you're doing. It's tough, I know. I've always envied those people who know from the age of 8 what they want to do, and they do it, and do it happily all their lives. I'm not like that, and have had many different careers. I get bored easily, but having a business degree is the best degree to have if you also feel this way. You can take it anywhere and get a job.

                  Maybe Human Resources or Disability Services Counselor or something similar might pique your interest. Go visit businesses in your area, get a feel for what actually happens in the workplace, to gain some insight. Businesses are usually more than willing to give you a tour if you're a student. You might also check into doing an internship or two to maybe give you some ideas to pursue.
                  I wish you good luck.
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                  • #10
                    I think you are far from alone in this. I remember taking as many classes as humanly possible before finally running out of non-major classes and actually having to decide. I knew what was my passion, but I also knew that other fields paid better. In the end I went with my passion and I was never sorry, although the extra bucks might have been nice.

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                    • #11
                      I am nearing graduation and still don't know what I want to do.
                      Many of us have been there. My take: It doesn't really matter. Just use your education to get into the work force. The more work experience you have, the better you will be able to guess at what you really want to do.

                      Folks change jobs/careers all the time.

                      Good Luck...

                      Joe

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                      • #12
                        Really graduating college now without any type of internship isn't a good idea. This advice is probably a little late for you but whats important is job experience you get during school. Grades really arn't that important unless you plan on going to grad school. Whats important is landing an internship while your in school. What gets you the internship though is usually good grades. But just graduating college with a semi decent GPA isn't going to help you very much.

                        So my advice is, if u can get a job do it. if you find yourself not finding any type of employement you may want to go back for some courses and try to get an internship.
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                        • #13
                          A lot of people don't know!

                          Hey Human,

                          I just saw this post. A lot of people go to college not knowing what they really want to do. I had a few friends that just picked a major at random without putting a lot of thought into it.

                          I myself have an accounting degree and honestly thought that I wanted to be a CPA until I got my first accounting job. I hated it from day one and 18 months later I quit.

                          I have not held an accounting position since then. You mentioned that you were getting a business degree. I think that is a very good degree to have. It isn't so specialized that you are locked into more or less one thing.

                          You will have a lot of different options out there with that degree. It may take you a few jobs before you find your passion, but in time you will.

                          Good luck to you!
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