Published on May 24, 2017
Updated on Sep. 17, 2018
Well, you’re here. You managed to breeze through high school and convinced your parents to shell out thousands of dollars for what can only be assumed as a college education. However, I’ve come to learn that going to college is much more than late-night, Red Bull-fueled study sessions in the shadiest places on campus.
The end goal of going to college is to be prepared for the workforce, and you apparently can’t play music on a sidewalk in Downtown Columbia for the rest of your life (thanks Mom). With this in mind, it’s critical that you pick a major associated with not necessarily what is going to make you loads of mad guap, but with what catches your interest. With the “Where Will Mizzou Take You” event taking place, as well as my boss requesting that I write more blog posts, I thought it would be beneficial to give insight on working with your major from the perspective of a Mizzou student.
I came to Mizzou in the fall of 2013 as a rather awkward, yet accessible boy with intentions on working on a business major. At a young age, I’ve began to develop a fascination with the inner workings in the business world (I was totally convinced that Donald Trump was my surrogate father). However, as I grew older, the passion for pursuing a career in business still held strong, but I quickly realized that some of the skills involved with preparing financial statements and such things weren’t necessarily my forte. In preparing for college, I began to come to grips with the fact that I was definitely more of a creative person than an analytical person; I’d much rather come up with new ideas on how to make people interested in some weird, avant-garde Japanese snack than balance Glico’s checkbook. With this in mind, I’ve decided to pursue a marketing emphasis in my degree from Mizzou.
Although I’m not exactly sure what I want to do with my degree (who really does, though?), the resources that are available to a silly dude such as myself here at Mizzou are extremely helpful in helping anybody out with such a dilemma. SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT: If you’re at all confused as to what resources are available, as well as what steps to take to maximize your career readiness after Mizzou, “Where Will Mizzou Take You” (Nov. 3rd-7th) is a good place to start.