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#1 13 years ago

Well I thought this would be a good discussion thread. Many of us are still in high school, and are thinking of what we want to become later on in life. I think I have found out what I want to do, and I am pretty sure this is the path I want to take. I am obsessed with living a good life when I grow up. I want to live in one of those awesomely nice homes, in a great neighborhood, where the houses are in the 800k-2 million range. It is my dream. The best way to achieve this goal, to live a life of luxery, is to work pretty hard. Really hard actually. And the people who usually live in these nice homes are the people you see who are in business. Executives, etc. So this is my junior year, and I have to start looking at colleges really seriously. I am going to college in Illinois. Illinois has some of the best colleges in the nation. I have a golden oppurtunity if I manage to keep my grades up. I want to go to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is my one and only goal for the rest of my high school. I want to work my ass off to achieve this. I've bought plenty of business books and read them, and now I am thinking of buying SAT/ACT books to prepare for the test this year, so I have an even greater chance of getting into this college. There are other college I have in mind that I could go to for majoring in business but this college is probably the best choice I am looking at.




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#2 13 years ago

I want to major in anthropology/archaeology and minor in linguistics.




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#3 13 years ago

Excuse my ignorance, but what exactly does "to major in something" mean? The school system works a bit different here.

I'm studying economy myself and I tell you, it can be quite frustrating. But when you are through the basics there are some very interesting parts which are actually very helpful.




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#4 13 years ago

Majoring in something means that you will study one subject more than anything else, and when you graduate, you will receive a certificate stating that you studied 'blah blah'.

For instance, if you want to go into business, you major in business.




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#5 13 years ago

I see, thanks. We have something similar here, you select two major and two minor subjects for the final school-exams. But it doesn't really help you much if you actually want to study the same subjects. I "majored" with physics and english as major and history and geology as minor subjects.




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#6 13 years ago
MrFancypantsI see, thanks. We have something similar here, you select two major and two minor subjects for the final school-exams. But it doesn't really help you much if you actually want to study the same subjects. I "majored" with physics and english as major and history and geology as minor subjects.

Here, english, science, history, and math are required to take, which means you 'major' in those studies whether you want to or not. Then you can pick other classes as well. Most people have one class they want to major in, like me it would be business, and then two minors, for me I want to minor in crime and/or meteorology. I might fall back on meteorology but I am not so sure.




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#7 13 years ago
X-C I want to minor in crime and/or meteorology. I might fall back on meteorology but I am not so sure.

Everyone needs a Lawyer at one time or another. Very good money if you are good :) Stick with Law ;)




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#8 13 years ago
├čeefEveryone needs a Lawyer at one time or another. Very good money if you are good :) Stick with Law ;)

True, a good lawyer makes a lot of money. But in my opinion it is not much fun to learn paragraphs and regulations by heart all the time.




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#9 13 years ago

Nothing like that here really. Well unless you count A levels as majoring in something in which case over the next two years I'll be majoring in Psychology, ICT, Sociology, and English literature. And minoring so to speak, (if we accept minors as other qualifications,) in Maths, English language, and computer programming.

Then going to university hopefully.




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#10 13 years ago
MrFancypantsTrue, a good lawyer makes a lot of money. But in my opinion it is not much fun to learn paragraphs and regulations by heart all the time.

It's not supposed to be fun. Fun is the reward of hard work :) It's not really all that hard.