There’s this old Kanye West song that goes “the major that she majored in don’t make no money.” And I swear to you, every single time I play it, people subconsciously look at me. And every time I hear it, I’m just like “damn, Kanye, why are you writing about me?! Congrats on the baby, btw.” Being a self proclaimed, “fashion major” (my actual major is “fashion merchandising with a minor in marketing” but who wants to hear that? Sounds way too functional) so I’ve heard every single thing that can be said about majors that aren’t so black and white with a set goal job.
“So… do you wanna manage a Victoria’s Secret?”
“What, you had to take math classes?”
“Haha, are you gonna work for Louis Prada Jacobs?”
“Dude, you’re gonna be a coffee bitch for like 7 years.”
So here’s to all my fellow students who are majoring in an industry that most people don’t consider “logical.” I’m talking to you journalism, English, broadcast, theater or anything that when you say your major people politely pause and say “sooo… what are you actually going to do?” No worries, I understand why… but there are plenty of reasons to be jealous of us.
1. We can literally choice whatever particular career path we want. Since we have a general knowledge of a certain industry, it really allows a variety of different jobs. I’ve been in my classes for two years now, and I’ve changed my dream job about 80 different times ‘cause every option seems so exciiiittting.
2. A passion for our class content. I love everything about the fashion industry. I don’t dread going to my classes ‘cause they’re so boring, I only dread putting on pants.
3. Everything is always changing. While an education major knows the subjects they absolutely must teach their class, our majors are new almost every day. People are always striving to come up with something that hasn’t been done yet, and make a name for themselves.
4. We know more than you think. Behind every “artsy” major is some real shit, I’m telling you. Marketing is a huge component for my major. I could tell you the different ways colors effect purchasing or why you have to walk all the way to the back of a store for milk. Theater majors know and can quote famous literature, photography students know the most important political problems of our time, and journalism students will ultimately be writing articles that you will form your opinions from.
So while I totally respect your quest for a biochemical engineering degree, I just had to point out the perks of… oh man, hold on, I gotta get my boss a latte…