If given another chance, what degree would you have taken up in college? - Answeree
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I also think about this thing, I also have many If in my life but it is not because I'm not happy with my status.
I'm happy with my degree.  I have a BBA in Accounting.  What I would do differently is go ahead and get my Master Degree.  I also would have gone to law school.
I would take nursing course because that what I dreamed when I was a kid.
I would go for a business course now that i know employment is not the answer however i do not know exactly which business course that would be.

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If given another chance, I think I'll do engineering. Its was always fun connecting wires while I was still in high school. Actually, physics was one of my best subjects and at times I used to refer to it as a booster subject because even without much reading I was sure I would still get an A because I was very good when it came to practicals. In addition to that, physics is such an enjoyable subject and you can enjoy reading. Am just assuming engineering is  purely physics.

Something with me is that, I always love the male dominated careers. I don't know the main reason behind that but its a fact about me and even the degree that am currently doing in campus is still male dominated. Finally, engineering is very marketable in my country. You can always be guaranteed job within few months after your graduation unlike many other courses.

by 6 19 42
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I had an interdisciplinary degree in college - Bachelor of General Studies - with specializations in accounting, finance and marketing. If I could go back, I would select the following specializations: accounting, computer science and management information systems. Accounting and MIS go very well together. In fact, many businesses recruit information systems professionals with an accounting background. The computer science courses would have given me a strong background in computer programming and web development. I could do more online freelancing with a computer science and MIS background.

My specializations - accounting, finance, and marketing - do compliment each other. However, I would be in a stronger position to provide more valuable services to clients with computer science and MIS background.
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I wanted to study medicine at the university. I wrote the entrance exam twice and twice I passed but for personal reasons I couldn't go to college for those two years. It was the worst two years of my life. On the third trial I got in again but this time the college weren't taking in students for medicine that year. I had run out of choices and I wasn't going to stay back another year so I opted for Biological Sciences.
If I had the opportunity then, I would have gone back to study medicine but not now. Biological sciences made me more aware of my environment. I realized the environment is in dire need of relief and it needs more of us.
by 6 14 33
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Honestly speaking, I would have loved to graduate with first class degree. Looking back now in hindsight, I realized there were so many things I would have done differently but younthful exuberance had too much hold on me back then.

Without attempting to cast blame on my lectures, they were also part of the reason why some of us in the department couldn't graduate with our desired degrees. They were not only too strict but sadistically mean. They were more interested in seeing students graduate with lower degrees due to the fact that some of them did not graduate with higher degrees too in their first degree program.

I believe all that is in the past now because after years of graduation I came to realization that it is not all about the degree you graduated with but what you can do practically in the labour market that really count.
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I have always loved art and wanted to travel through Europe as an art student. However, this isn't a realistic career or even a possibility to gain a living like this. I had a dream when I was younger that it would be so exciting to study art. At the college, I attended they had one course that offered you an opportunity during the summer holidays to join the class and travel to Europe to visit all the great places in Europe and see the different artists and to study with them.
When you are younger and think about what you want to be when you grow up the dreams you have are so different than what you actually do. In truth, I found my calling when I was 15 and discovered that I loved computers and I wanted to know how they worked. I wanted to understand how to write the programs, build the machines and make them work. I did build my very first computer from scratch when I was 16. I designed my motherboard and hardwired every chip on the board to make it function correctly. I even wrote the machine coded language to make the board work with the clock and processer. You could actually work on the computer I had built.
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If I'm given another chance I will like to read Business administration add it  to my accountancy degree that I have  already. Since I can really account for all that will transpired in a business then I should then  learn about what its entails to run a business successfully even in a very harsh economy like mine.

I'm looking at starting an importation business offline and I need the skills to start the business from scratch and really get it off the ground without it crashing. I'm really seeing my self owning a conglomerate in the future because I'm really thinking seriously about starting my business with my mutual funds.Studying Business Administration will be the first step in the right direction and other things can be added.
by 8 27 83
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I am fond of Psychology. I have good grades on two psychology subject I had in College. I love learning Psychology. I think if I pursue that degree before, i will not have anxiety as of the moment. I think I solved it. I imagine myself having that degree and becoming an author based on experiences I had in life and helping lots of woman like me that has been pressured by this world. I think I should take that degree again. If I have been given a chance, I would want to study Psychology even with in a small and simple university so that another dream will come true to me. At present, I do not stop reading books about Psychology if that could only be the way to feed up by me being starve by educating myself more about Psychology. I wish I have time but I will make sure i have time.
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Well, I never went to college in the first place. Do I regret it? Yes and no. I'm painfully aware of the opportunities I've missed out due to not having a degree and I don't completely discard the idea of trying it later on. That said, if I could return a few years back in time and make a different choice, would I go for college? I don't think so, actually. For one, that's a really boring application of time traveling. But more important, I just feel trapped by my current problems and circumstances to the point where I can't focus on anything properly. I wouldn't get past the entrance exams, and I don't think I'd get too far before quitting. It's a fairly self-defeating mindset I suppose, but I really don't see what I can do about it. It's just how I roll.
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If given a chance of taking up a new course in college, I would like to pursue the psychology. I am very interested in people, in how they live with their lives, how do they think, how are they acting like the way they do and what is happening or circulating inside their head. I want to know how people will respond to the different problems occurring in this life. I am very interested in how people choose to be a bad person while the other chooses to be a good one. It is very intriguing and exciting to study how humans think and act and why human is very attached to the emotions. I want to learn psychology so I could be a help to someone who is having difficulty with their own self, I want to help those people who don't really know who they are.
by 4 20 53
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I would definitely have gone into the medical profession if I was given another chance. When I see how much good these people do I wish so much I had been a paramedic. It is such a worthwhile job to save lives but when I was young I just wanted to earn money as quickly and easily as possible without putting too much thought into how I would do it. I trained as a secretary and later a chef but I still wonder what helping people and saving lives would have been like and how much it would have changed me as a person.

I don't exactly regret my career choices, I did well and worked all my life until my retirement but I will never really know my full potential, what I would have been capable of had I chosen a different path but I guess that's the same for most of us and it's no good dwelling on the what ifs. Maybe in the next life.
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Presently, am certified with two degrees, if I can call it. I major in two different fields, Journalism and administration/management. I've had quiet the experience anyone could want to continue pursuing my careers in both fields. I have working experience with one of the most reputable television station I'm my country, NTA, thanks to my journalism degree. I've also had the opportunity of working with two leading financial banks in the country, thanks to my administration and management degrees.
However, i've always wanted to work with a security firm like that of the military. Hence, I given a chance to redo my degrees all over, i think i'll study psychology or sociology. Criminal psychology to be precise. Studying this will most definitely give me the edge to pursue a career in security affairs.
by 6 12 28
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Since when i was a child, i always dreamed of being an air hostess, i always admired they way they looked, how they walked, the way they talked, everything about them just used to catch my eye. This dream and desire went on for a while, then i went to high school and when i finished, i decided to go and take up a course in Tours and Travel because i thought, that is what is going to take me to where i want to go. When i cleared my course, that is when it hit me it is not as easy as you think or see. I searched for a job but each time you would end up with a regret letter. This was very discouraging, so i opted to do something else aside from Tours and Travel, i later on gave up on the idea of being an air hostess. Years have gone by many other things have been done, jobs have been done and so on. so if i am given another opportunity to go back to school i would actually take a degree in counseling and psychology. I am even surprising myself with what i have just typed, i never thought i would be writing down something like this back in the day. This were terms that were used by people of certain stature not just anyone. Nowadays anything goes, people may choose careers just for the money and fame, but as you grow up you have a different sense in how you do things. Your reasoning changes, and you start looking at life in a different perspective. You don't just think about what it's going to bring you in terms of money, but how it's going to build you up as a person in the society that you live in. At my age now i tend to meet up with people who have issues and i help them out in one way or another, knowingly or unknowingly and that makes me feel good about myself. Sometimes we may feel like we cannot do certain things in life because we have no training, but that's not it, if you have the will and the drive, nothing can stop you from achieving what you want.
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