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  1. Chillybear

    pomegranate / 3032 posts

    My major was fashion design with a minor in communications. I design and make patterns for dance recital costumes.

  2. Umbreon

    clementine / 847 posts

    Totally related! I majored in computer science and I'm a software engineer.

  3. Alivoo01

    wonderful olive / 19353 posts

    I was an Accounting and MIS major. I started in consulting for mainly SOX then moved to internal audit.

  4. mrsjazz

    coconut / 8234 posts

    @simplyfelicity: @mfa_lady: yup I have an MFA in Creative Writing and a BS in Public Relations and Journalism. I have been a publicist and grant writer and now I work as a writer for a city agency. I mainly write a monthly newspaper for all of our residents that has about the same circulation as the Boston Globe.

  5. Ms. RV

    pear / 1930 posts

    BS in electrical engineering, MS in industrial engineering. I work in quality control. So kinda. There's no major for quality engineering so it isn't like I could've gone to school for that.

  6. jape14

    pear / 1586 posts

    I majored in psychology in undergrad; have a PhD in social psychology; and I'm a psychology researcher at a university. So yep, use it daily!

  7. sera_87

    pomegranate / 3604 posts

    @Finfan: did you have to get a masters in library science ?

  8. Meowkers

    persimmon / 1364 posts

    Yes. I double majored in Political Science and Criminology, Law, and Society. I'm an attorney.

  9. LilSprinkles

    clementine / 778 posts

    I majored in Elementary Education and General Science and minored in mathematics. A few years ago, I got my TESL. I am a K-5 ESL teacher, so it's related!

  10. Greentea

    pomelo / 5678 posts

    I studied everything, so... yes?

  11. Finfan

    persimmon / 1436 posts

    @sera_87: Yes!

  12. StrawberryBee

    nectarine / 2530 posts

    Degree: multimedia and web design
    Job: financial analyst

    So completely opposite lol. I'm still not entirely sure how I managed that. I do love my job though.

  13. Beth24

    cherry / 223 posts

    I majored in adolescent social studies education...and am now in corporate sales. I never would have believed it years ago, but I really love my job!

  14. petitenoisette

    pear / 1521 posts

    Double major in French/History. I'm now a high school French teacher, so yes I use it!

  15. Ms maths

    apricot / 343 posts

    Yes and no: For undergrad, I majored in math and spanish. I'm a math professor now, and the spanish has served me well on some vacations

  16. Torchwood

    pomelo / 5607 posts

    Astrophysics. I didn't finish. Which isn't even remotely shocking since honestly that's a bit over my head. I wound up a nanny and now SAHM. Kind of wish I had some sort of child development education, but it's fine.

  17. OhCaptain

    kiwi / 696 posts

    I majored in wildland recreation management. Before SAHM I was a recreation coordinator for a municipality (think Leslie Knope on parks and rec)

  18. Sapphiresun

    nectarine / 2220 posts

    I double majored in Criminology and Psychology and am an Intelligence Analyst, so fairly directly related.

  19. Mrs.Waffles

    cherry / 156 posts

    I have a BFA in graphic design and am currently switching careers to become a teacher.

  20. SugarplumsMom

    bananas / 9227 posts

    I have a BS in business administration, with an emphasis in marketing. I used to teach ESL, so no. I'm currently back in school for an MSBA, so we'll see where this leads me in a few months.

  21. Mrs. J

    pomelo / 5132 posts

    Secondary Education- English with minors in Spanish and Theatre. I teach HS English, so yes.

  22. travellingbee

    hostess / papaya / 10219 posts

    @Mrs Green Grass: I was also a double major in English and Psychology then got my masters in education and teach.

  23. looch

    wonderful pear / 26210 posts

    BS Finance, MS Information Systems and yes, my work is related to both degrees.

  24. tinyperson

    pomegranate / 3858 posts

    BA in Linguistics, and I'm an editor, so basically related!

  25. Anagram

    eggplant / 11706 posts

    Yup. Undergrad was English composition with a Linguistics minor. I taught English for 5 years and slowly got my MLS in Library Science and then became a librarian, which I've been doing the past 8 years.

  26. bushelandapeck

    pomelo / 5720 posts

    Yes! Bachelors and Masters in Social Work and I am a licensed clinical social worker.

  27. Ree723

    grapefruit / 4819 posts

    Yes - I have a bachelor's in sociology and master's in social work, and was a child protection social worker for several years. I also have a master's in elementary education and taught middle school social sciences and English for a couple of years as well, so yes again!

    Currently a SAHM - no degree available for this career

  28. oliviaoblivia

    pineapple / 12793 posts

    I have a degree in architecture and an MBA in real estate development.

    I use both all the time. I work (or did on an indefinite maternity leave) as an architect and consult on redevelopment projects for highest and best use.

  29. Charm54

    cantaloupe / 6885 posts

    Bsc in Biology/Chemistry which I don't use all that much

    BEd in Elementary Ed and MEd in Early Literacy which I use all the time

  30. nana87

    cantaloupe / 6171 posts

    I'm getting a phd in the same humanities discipline that I majored in (and have gotten an ma and mphil in since starting my phd program), so yes!

  31. TemperanceBrennan

    pear / 1998 posts

    My first degree was in fine arts (minors in global studies, math, and architecture), my second was in civil engineering. I'm a civil engineer (transportation-related) now.

  32. raspberries

    pear / 1955 posts

    Love how many engineers there are here - if I went back to school, I think it would be for an engineering-related discipline!

    As it is, I majored in anthropology and my career is in HR - not exactly the type of people studying that I intended, but it's definitely helpful!

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