after i graduate i intend on going to grad school, im double majoring in economics and exercise science...
anyone here have a masters or better in exercise physiology or anything related? what are you doing as a career and how do you like it?
I have nothing constructive to add but that's an odd pairing of majors.
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he could open up his own physio type store/place of business.Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez
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maybe so, but ill have a hell of a lot more opportunities then someone with just one
many jobs such as athletic director or sports management require both as well
edit: shouldnt say require, but ill have a leg up over someone with just one
Last edited by greathuskie; 03-08-2006 at 09:50 PM.
I know that before I went off and spent thousands of dollars on my education, I made damn sure I knew what I was getting myself into as a career with that said education. Seems like you haven't done this.Originally Posted by greathuskie
But for a possible career, the only thing that comes to mind is a university professor.
I am a major in psychology... minor in advertising. I hear that these degrees are useless without grad school. However, I already have a paid intership with a fortune 500 company. Trust me if you have a good head on your shoulders... you are going to get a good job. Just work your ass off after you graduate.
jkirk, what do you think college is for? figuring out what you want to do in life, and i know i want to do something related to either of these, as im very interested in both, i just dont know what job to look for, as i have a little time before i need to even look (still have grad school and maybe a doctorite in my future...)
Well, you said that you intend on pursuing your masters....that's a fair bit more work than college. You're even talking about getting your PhD. That's a huge commitment that should be thoroughly researched. I'd seriously research your choices before jumping in with both feet. This forum is a place to start...talking to some profs might be a better resource.
College can be defined in lots of ways. Most people (that I have known) who were unsure of what to do after high school took a few years to gather their thoughts while working. Then they went on to college. Others gathered their thoughts in college. I've seen it both ways.
In my experience, the people who know their outcomes (i.e. career path) fair a bit better - more focus in university/college, more dedication, less susceptible to distractions, etc. I think it's a more prudent path, but that's only my opinion.
I'm interested in lots of things but I'm only taking one interest as my career path (for now). I'd suggest you drop one major because ultimately, it's two distinct paths that don't really relate to one another. Why sacrifice one of them at the sake of having both? It's more than likely that only one of the majors will serve your chosen career subsequent to your studies. Later on, if things don't work out, then opt for the other major. Taking both majors is sort of like admitting that one won't work out so better take two to be sure. Know what I mean?
I'd pick economics and keep the exercise as an interest for now. Or vice versa, which ever works best for you. If it doesn't pan out, then go for the other. You can't be the best at everything at once.
You should seriously discuss this with some professors, though.
there is no detriment to taking both right now. one grad program i looked into for sports management emphasizes economics as part of its program
im keeping both majors for now until i decide what i want to do, thats not the question. the question is about post undergrad school. having both degrees means alot more to me then having just one, i still have time to change so its not set in stone but for now im keeping both majors
Okay, if I had those majors and I had a masters to boot, I would be looking at an executive administrator position for various programs - University level, National level, State level, etc. Maybe serve as a Director on various Boards as it relates to health and wellness?
Can't think of any other possibilities outside of being an actual professor. What about professional sporting associations? NHLPA, etc? I don't know, but I'd set my eyes on being the top dog with those credentials.
thats the ideaOriginally Posted by jkirkpatrick
At least it ain't English..(still have grad school and maybe a doctorite in my future...)
My professor debated with herself for a few minutes today whether desert was spelled 'dessert' or 'desert', and actually settled on 'dessert' after all was said and done. I found this both sad and funny at the same time.
My first year English professor had to keep a dictionary with her, so apparently decent spelling skills aren't even necessary to get a doctorate in English.
My dad has a PhD in Biochemistry and he always talks about the shockingly poor writing and spelling skills of many of the people he works with, who have recently earned their doctorate. Personally, I blame it on computers and spell-check programs. I also blame the present day English curriculum. My sister, who is in grade six, is currently working on an advertising unit in English. English teachers, these days, are more concerned with "media literacy" than teaching spelling, reading comprehension or proper writing skills. Students are passed from one grade to the next without ever really learning to write properly. Their writing skills are atrocious. If you have younger brothers or sisters ask them if you can read a passage of their writing and you'll see what I mean.
Sorry to go off like that. I know it's way off-topic.
Last edited by Tofer; 03-09-2006 at 04:33 PM.
Tell her this rule of thumb..the prof..not your sister.
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its not in english for a reason