April 14, 2013 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm #608995
I am just wondering what a good major for a bais yaakov girl would be. I like doing office work, but I am not so great with sales, I also like kids to a degree, but I don’t really know if I could be a good teacher. I like golfing, but I am nowhere near professional when I do it.
Any suggestions?April 14, 2013 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm #1008473Torah613TorahParticipant
Atmospheric paleontology is pretty good, I hear.April 14, 2013 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm #1008474
I feel like evolution conflicts with Torah. Also I am not such a science math type of person.April 14, 2013 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm #1008475writersoulMember
That doesn’t really say very much that we could help with (as even if you were better at golfing than Tiger Woods, I wouldn’t advise making it a career).
1) What were your favorite subjects in school?
2) Have you had any other ideas that you were considering but you thought were “too crazy”? This can give some indication of where your interests lie.
3) What are your hobbies?
4) How long do you want to be in school? Do you care what college you go to?
5) Are you driven by peer pressure? if you took too weird a job, would you be embarrassed?
6) How would you describe yourself (personality-wise)?April 14, 2013 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm #1008477Torah613TorahParticipant
Ok, how about Ancient Assyrian Archaeology?
Whatever you do, don’t go for English. Or Creative Writing. I think you should go for accounting, it’s a safe job.
Now seriously: If Touro has a major in it, it’s probably fine for a BY girl. Lots of BY girls go there. So you can pretty much be anything.
If you want to be REALLY safe, you can major in Judaic Studies.
Writersoul’s questions are good.April 14, 2013 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm #1008478
I love yiddishkeit, if I was not so’clock for the majority of time I was in seminary, I would have gone to class. However, I am very weak with Judaic studies, my favorite subjects in school were writing, navi, tehillim. I personally can’t afford more Than a bachellor degree. I wanted to be a fashion designer at one point but in the tznius market I probably would not make a ton of money. I don’t have amy hobbies at the moment, I used to sew.
I am not completely driven by peer pressure, but my inner circle can be somewhat influential in my decision making, I have a friend who is going to beauty school, another for teaching, and some in nursing so I don’t know what a weird job means.
Describing myself, I have overcome numerous obstacles in my lifetime and am a leader.April 15, 2013 12:10 am at 12:10 am #1008479charliehallParticipant
“Ancient Assyrian Archaeology?”
This may have been thought of as a joke, but in fact it should be taken seriously. The language of the Assyrians was a Semitic cognate language to Hebrew, with much shared vocabulary, so this should be a natural for Jews to explore. There are thousands of untranslated Assyrian documents in the British museum alone; any one might turn into a doctoral dissertation.
CharlieApril 15, 2013 12:11 am at 12:11 am #1008480charliehallParticipant
“I personally can’t afford more Than a bachellor degree.”
Most PhD programs pay you to go to school. Do not limit yourself!April 15, 2013 12:42 am at 12:42 am #1008481Wife MommyMember
How about graphic design…you seem to like art. You don’t need more than a bachelors for that.April 15, 2013 1:46 am at 1:46 am #1008482
i could look into that, I took photoshop classes in high school…April 15, 2013 2:09 am at 2:09 am #1008483
But I am also not so into art anymore.April 15, 2013 2:42 am at 2:42 am #1008484
and also, masters programs require you to pay for them.April 15, 2013 3:18 am at 3:18 am #1008485Mr SfardiParticipant
You could apply for financial aid. B”H I am fully on financial aid. Its a long and annoying process but it pays off at the end when you are not paying a penny for college.April 15, 2013 3:29 am at 3:29 am #1008486
Its a long story with that, but I don’t really want to do graffic design, I have no idea what I want to do, sometimes, I just think being homeless could solve some problems, but that isn’t really true at all. I just feel hopeless because I feel like I will be letting so many people down if I don’t go to school, and if I don’t know what I want to do, I don’t feel that I should go to school.April 15, 2013 3:37 am at 3:37 am #1008487yytzParticipant
You might want to browse the Bureau of Labor Statistics career website. It gives basic information about numerous careers, and also forecasts job prospects over the next decade.
There are relatively few majors which translate directly into a decent job post-graduation: teaching, nursing, engineering, computer science, etc. Most of the the major health careers (physician assistant, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, etc.) require at least a master’s, but they pay well and are in high demand.April 15, 2013 3:48 am at 3:48 am #1008488
What about certificatesApril 15, 2013 6:49 am at 6:49 am #1008489haifagirlParticipant
How about a certificate in early childhood education?April 15, 2013 11:38 am at 11:38 am #1008490zahavasdadParticipant
People change their mind in college all the time, What might interest you now might change later.
You dont have to make a firm decison now,April 15, 2013 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm #1008491
That could be a good certificate to get.April 15, 2013 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm #1008492yaakov doeParticipant
Shiduchim towards an Mrs. degreeApril 15, 2013 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm #1008493WIYMember
Don’t make the mistake off going for a specific degree because everyone else is doing it. Its important to go for something that you are good at and personally enjoy so that you will feel fulfilled in your career.April 15, 2013 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm #1008494
I hear.April 15, 2013 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #1008495rebdonielMember
Accounting is a solid career, as are Physician Assistant, OT, PT, Speech Language Pathologist.April 15, 2013 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #1008496
yep. for sure.March 14, 2014 4:42 am at 4:42 am #1008497I. M. ShluffinParticipant
There’s a place called ONet (it’ll be the first site that pops up when you google it ONet) that gives information about different jobs. Tells you what the job entails, what you need to know, what skills and abilities you need to have, what level education you’ll need, wages, employment rates, etc.March 17, 2014 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #1008498dveykus613Participant
I trained as a programmer, but always thought about being a teacher and/or a therapist. Being married with kids has changed lots of things (ie time limitations, caring more for meaning in life etc) and I now seriously regret not having trained in therapy and/or teaching…
SO my suggestion is to make a list of the top 2 or 3 things you’re THINKING about (even if you think it’s not going to make enough money but will fulfill you, or you think one option might drain you emotionally or otherwise but later in life it might not, circumstances change) and train in BOTH or all three!! you can major in anything (Even liberal arts) but make sure you have the training to do any of the things you feel are “you” or even potentially/partially you, as later in life there may be time and financial constraints to going back to school…
and daven for guidance!! 🙂 Good luck!!March 17, 2014 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm #1008499EpisParticipant
No Science & No Math, Do Some Sort Of Art!March 18, 2014 12:00 am at 12:00 am #1008500writersoulMember
dveykus: not that easy, though, no? Especially as the point in training in something is to get a job as soon as possible afterward, so training in more than one thing with the plan of only working on one field would seem to be wasted time.
What might make sense, if you’re planning on doing something with a master’s or higher, is to major in something that will give you the prereqs for several relevant fields in case you want to change career paths later on…March 18, 2014 8:33 am at 8:33 am #1008501dveykus613Participant
writersoul – correct but as you said, there are generic classes toward your BA where you can do ones that focus on the other fields you’d consider, and the most important advice is try to get your feet wet in more than one of them – so even if you’re major in graphic arts and working in that, but you took 2 classes in education or teaching methodology etc, try to get an “in” by subbing from time to time (or as a summer job or whatever) and that way if you ever go that route you’ve 1) gotten experience that you can put on your resume and 2) you’ve proven to yourself you can do it so that’s not a hurdle later, you have confidence in each realm you’re considering…
therapy would be harder but you could take psych courses and find out if there’s some sort of volunteer capacity you could hear people out in, or at least take the prerequisites that you can decide later to go on for a master’s and training fairly easily…March 18, 2014 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm #1008502yaakov doeParticipant
How about majorinng in shiduchim?March 18, 2014 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #1008503akupermaParticipant
Pick a career and choose a major accordingly. Questions to consider: 1)What do you like doing; 2) Are you planning to supplement a husbands income while raising a family (look for areas where part time jobs abound), OR are you planning to be the primary support of a family while a husband in learning or working in hinuch (look for a job with good pay but some flexibility in hours), OR (and this is highly unlikely) do you know you will not being having children (flexibility in hours are less important)
Majoring in a subject because it is interesting or sound like fun is very expensive. One can always study a subject for fun for free outside of a university.March 18, 2014 3:20 pm at 3:20 pm #1008504iceandfireMember
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