Friday, July 06, 2007

Right line of work, wrong Major

This morning, while reading through some blogs, I saw this quiz on Mausi's blog. Out of curiousity I decided to follow the link and go through the quiz. I must say it's pretty accurate as I have given up the line of work I majored in and found the right job through experience.

You scored as Accounting/Finance/Marketing, You should strongly
consider majoring (or minoring) in Accounting, Finance,
Economics, Marketing, or related majors (e.g., Computer/
Management Information Systems (CIS or MIS), Entrepreneurship,
International Business, Operations Management, Public
Administration, Real Estate, Risk Management, Sports Management).

It is possible that the best major for you is your 1st, 3rd,
or even 5th listed category, so be sure to consider ALL majors
in your OTHER high scoring categories (below). You may score
high in a category you didnt think you would--it is possible
that a great major for you is something you once dismissed as
not for you. The right major for you will be something 1) you
love and enjoy and 2) are really great at it.

Accounting/Finance/Marketing

100%

Mathematics/Statistics

94%

French/Spanish/OtherLanguage

88%

Education/Counseling

88%

HR/BusinessManagement

81%

Nursing/AthleticTraining/Health

69%

English/Journalism/Comm

56%

PoliticalScience/Philosophy

56%

Psychology/Sociology

50%

Visual&PerformingArts

50%

Physics/Engineering/Computer

44%

History/Anthropology/LiberalArts

38%

Biology/Chemistry/Geology

38%

Religion/Theology

6%


WHAT MAJOR IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
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It also clearly confirms my least interest by far. It's quite amazing!

10 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

Wow...you are one of those right brain people...or is it left brain? Whichever one is all math and logic...

swenglishexpat said...

Thanks for the tip, I've done it now as well, and will post it asap. But does it not tell you what you already knew?

Orange-X said...

Mr. Fab - you're right. I'm one of those beta / left brain people. Funny enough, however, I hated math & economics in high school. Nowadays I love solving complex problems.

Swenglischexpat - you're right. At this age I should know. It's just a confirmation.

Expat Traveler said...

hmm - I'm not sure I want to take that quiz..

But I'll say we are home and I need to get my pics uploaded. :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

I tried it, but as I decided not to go back to work and live the life of a retiree.... my heart wasn't in it!

Eva said...

same here! it told me I should do English, Film, Journalism, Literature, or Writing which I'm not interrested in at all. Fun to do though, thanks for the link!

swissmiss said...

i´ve made it and got: Business Management/Psychology in the first ones :-)

anyway....what about our weekend 21/22 july? didn´t get an answer on my mail? will you come....hopefully :-)

Ginnie said...

I love stuff like this, CS. I think it makes a good exercise and I always am eager to see the results. If/when I have time, I'll do it.

Just arrived back in A'dam this morning. I like being on this side of the pond again!

Orange-X said...

ET - whenever you have the time. Guess you have unpacked by now :-)

Ex-Shammi - I guess your heart is taking a jump to the world of retirees. Enjoy it and forgot about career!

Eva - really a complete miss on your end end, huh?? Nothing like your line of work popped up?

Swissmiss - I'm not surprised! We'll be there in 2 weeks. Guess you have read CS' mail by now :-)

Ginnie - welcome back home in beautiful Amsterdam! Someday there willa moment when we're both in the same place. Just be patient...

Jay said...

If I spent 40K on learning the wrong thing, I don't want to know it!