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.