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#1 cherrynabongss

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:25 AM

So for the uni that I'm applying to, business HAS to be the first choice if it's one of your choices.

 

For business, I need to complete a supplemental application which includes talking about up to 5 (max is 5 so 5 is necessary) extracurricular activities and then choosing one of the topics they provide to write about. Each of them is 300 words. 

 

I only have like 2-3 extracurricular activities that I can actually talk about, and my response to the topic won't really relate to business..There are other people who have more impressive extracurriculars like president of this and that club or have done business-related stuff so I don't think I have a chance anyway. It's due on Feb 28, I'm pretty stressed out and overwhelmed with my schoolwork.  :unsure: My average is about 91% (for the classes that the faculty looks at). 

 

For communications and any other faculty, I only need to apply with basic info and marks. If I did communications, I would wanna minor in business in the future too. 

 

I have a mentor who is in Human Resources Management (the main part of business that I'm interested in), and she said her brother was in communications and is successful now (but everyone in her family does business and owns companies lol). 

 

I heard that people in communications can work in a lot of industries/areas, but it's also too broad and apparently it  has a bad rep (people in Science look down on it lol). 

 

Idk what I should do!! Please help me!!  :unsure:


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:27 AM

It should be what you most want to do. 

 

But if HR is what you're most interested in then I highly recommend it. It's my current major and I am loving it. 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:29 AM

Whatever floats your boat.

 

I majored in communication and now a junior editor


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:29 AM

Go to HR imo 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:30 AM

major in swag 


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#6 cherrynabongss

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:31 AM

It should be what you most want to do. 

 

But if HR is what you're most interested in then I highly recommend it. It's my current major and I am loving it. 

I heard that people in communications can work in HR, but idk  :unsure:

Did you start off with just general business and choose your concentration after?


major in swag 

I wouldn't even get admitted into the program lmao 


Whatever floats your boat.

 

I majored in communication and now a junior editor

Oh, that's nice. 


Go to HR imo 

thanks for the suggestion 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:33 AM

what uni are you applying to and weren't you studying like bio yesterday?


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:35 AM

what uni are you applying to and weren't you studying like bio yesterday?

oh I'm a high school senior so I study many subjects 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:36 AM

is it possible for you to double major? There were some business/communications double majors in some of my gen ed classes in university.
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:39 AM

I heard that people in communications can work in HR, but idk  :unsure:

Did you start off with just general business and choose your concentration after?


I wouldn't even get admitted into the program lmao 


Oh, that's nice. 


thanks for the suggestion 

I just started off in HR. The school I'm at makes you choose a business concentration, you can't just do general business 


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#11 cherrynabongss

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:41 AM

I just started off in HR. The school I'm at makes you choose a business concentration, you can't just do general business 

I wish I could do that here haha


is it possible for you to double major? There were some business/communications double majors in some of my gen ed classes in university.

It is, but not until the later years. I'm trying to apply straight from high school. 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:47 AM

oh I'm a high school senior so I study many subjects 

wow good luck to you, I took a pre u course since I wasn't sure what I wanted to study lol


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:49 AM

wow good luck to you, I took a pre u course since I wasn't sure what I wanted to study lol

What's a pre u course? Is it like general studies?


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:53 AM

What about corporate communication?

The thing with communication degree is that sometimes it will be looked down upon as its too general in a way, unless you have a specific concentration in mind. People do say that its a flexible degree and can be applied to a lot of different workplaces/industries and that's true because the comm classes you will take will help you out how to understand the modes of communication and the different types of communications.

 

I'm a communication major and I like it. My concentration is digital communication and culture. I'm not sure if I'll be working in the industry after I graduate though as I already have a very good career in the hospitality industry. Reason why I chose comm as my major is because I've always been fascinated about media, pop culture and the entertainment industry in general. 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:00 AM

What about corporate communication?
The thing with communication degree is that sometimes it will be looked down upon as its too general in a way, unless you have a specific concentration in mind. People do say that its a flexible degree and can be applied to a lot of different workplaces/industries and that's true because the comm classes you will take will help you out how to understand the modes of communication and the different types of communications.
 
I'm a communication major and I like it. My concentration is digital communication and culture. I'm not sure if I'll be working in the industry after I graduate though as I already have a very good career in the hospitality industry. Reason why I chose comm as my major is because I've always been fascinated about media, pop culture and the entertainment industry in general.


depending on where op applies, some colleges and universiies just have a Communications major without any specific concentration to them. At my former university there was no such thing as a Corporate Communication major, just a regular Communications major.
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:02 AM

What about corporate communication?

The thing with communication degree is that sometimes it will be looked down upon as its too general in a way, unless you have a specific concentration in mind. People do say that its a flexible degree and can be applied to a lot of different workplaces/industries and that's true because the comm classes you will take will help you out how to understand the modes of communication and the different types of communications.

 

I'm a communication major and I like it. My concentration is digital communication and culture. I'm not sure if I'll be working in the industry after I graduate though as I already have a very good career in the hospitality industry. Reason why I chose comm as my major is because I've always been fascinated about media, pop culture and the entertainment industry in general. 

oh, I remember you! I asked about comm before, but I decided to ask again for suggestions between business and comm because that's my dilemma right now. For comm, I would want to have a job related to business like HR.  thanks!!


depending on where op applies, some colleges and universiies just have a Communications major without any specific concentration to them. At my former university there was no such thing as a Corporate Communication major, just a regular Communications major.

yeah that's true, we don't have concentrations for comm here. 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:29 AM

What's a pre u course? Is it like general studies?

 

umm no, it's like you pick the subjects your interested in either science, finance or arts subejct (3-4) and you can study them in detail to decide which subject you want to pursue. 

 

Or you like pick the most random subects like econs, dance, literature and bio to see which one you have greater aptitude for. 

 

It's like alevels or a foundation year


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:39 AM

I'm a communications major and honestly it's great, and it's a major you can get into SO many different fields with. I've had friends go into PR, production, journalism, health, business, etc, with their comm degrees. The list goes on and on. Don't mind what people say about it because people only look down on it because they think it's "too easy" but it's not lol. People just think that because it doesn't involve a ton of math and science that it's automatically a lazy major.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:41 AM

I'm a communications major and honestly it's great, and it's a major you can get into SO many different fields with. I've had friends go into PR, production, journalism, health, business, etc, with their comm degrees. The list goes on and on. Don't mind what people say about it because people only look down on it because they think it's "too easy" but it's not lol. People just think that because it doesn't involve a ton of math and science that it's automatically a lazy major.

Same can be said for liberal arts and that's highly looked down on because its too general.

 

oh, I remember you! I asked about comm before, but I decided to ask again for suggestions between business and comm because that's my dilemma right now. For comm, I would want to have a job related to business like HR.  thanks!!


yeah that's true, we don't have concentrations for comm here. 

With HR can you can use it in so many different places. A friend of mine works as HR manager and his specialty is labor relations. He enjoys is but I see it as a huge headache because depending on where you work & depending how big the HR department is you're the person where all the employees go to complain or ask about something and if you have hundreds of employees at an establishment well then it can get hectic.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:22 PM

Same can be said for liberal arts and that's highly looked down on because its too general.

 

With HR can you can use it in so many different places. A friend of mine works as HR manager and his specialty is labor relations. He enjoys is but I see it as a huge headache because depending on where you work & depending how big the HR department is you're the person where all the employees go to complain or ask about something and if you have hundreds of employees at an establishment well then it can get hectic.

Yeah I heard, but for some reason it still interests me haha.


I'm a communications major and honestly it's great, and it's a major you can get into SO many different fields with. I've had friends go into PR, production, journalism, health, business, etc, with their comm degrees. The list goes on and on. Don't mind what people say about it because people only look down on it because they think it's "too easy" but it's not lol. People just think that because it doesn't involve a ton of math and science that it's automatically a lazy major.

Tysm for the advice!  :lol:


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