Good major in college for a bais yaakov girl

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    Vogue
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    Hi,

    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?

    #1008473

    Torah613Torah
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    Atmospheric paleontology is pretty good, I hear.

    #1008474

    Vogue
    Member

    I feel like evolution conflicts with Torah. Also I am not such a science math type of person.

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    writersoul
    Member

    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)?

    #1008477

    Torah613Torah
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    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.

    #1008478

    Vogue
    Member

    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.

    #1008479

    charliehall
    Participant

    “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.

    Good luck!

    Charlie

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    charliehall
    Participant

    “I personally can’t afford more Than a bachellor degree.”

    Most PhD programs pay you to go to school. Do not limit yourself!

    #1008481

    Wife Mommy
    Member

    How about graphic design…you seem to like art. You don’t need more than a bachelors for that.

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    Vogue
    Member

    i could look into that, I took photoshop classes in high school…

    #1008483

    Vogue
    Member

    But I am also not so into art anymore.

    #1008484

    Vogue
    Member

    and also, masters programs require you to pay for them.

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    Mr Sfardi
    Participant

    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.

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    Vogue
    Member

    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.

    #1008487

    yytz
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    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.

    #1008488

    Vogue
    Member

    What about certificates

    #1008489

    haifagirl
    Participant

    How about a certificate in early childhood education?

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    zahavasdad
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    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,

    #1008491

    Vogue
    Member

    That could be a good certificate to get.

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    yaakov doe
    Participant

    Shiduchim towards an Mrs. degree

    #1008493

    WIY
    Member

    Vogue

    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.

    #1008494

    Vogue
    Member

    I hear.

    #1008495

    rebdoniel
    Member

    Accounting is a solid career, as are Physician Assistant, OT, PT, Speech Language Pathologist.

    #1008496

    Vogue
    Member

    yep. for sure.

    #1008497

    I. M. Shluffin
    Participant

    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.

    #1008498

    dveykus613
    Member

    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!!

    #1008499

    Epis
    Participant

    No Science & No Math, Do Some Sort Of Art!

    #1008500

    writersoul
    Member

    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…

    #1008501

    dveykus613
    Member

    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…

    #1008502

    yaakov doe
    Participant

    How about majorinng in shiduchim?

    #1008503

    akuperma
    Participant

    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.

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    iceandfire
    Member

    art therapy

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