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[Dec. 10th, 2010|02:16 am]

I made 101% in my economics class this semester. It was easy, but I still doubt anyone else scored that high. However, I'm beginning to wonder if Econ is the right major for me. I pretty much decided when I was 18 that I was going to be a rock star or go to school for a degree in Economics. I didn't even know much about it... I just knew:

a)it is one of the higher-paying 4-year degrees

b)it sounds interesting

c)it sounds like a challenge

My family used to ask why I just didn't go to school for music. "Name one rock star that has a bachelors degree" I would reply. When it comes to music, I know it. I have it down. If I was going to spend four years studying something, I wanted it to be something I didn't know anything about. And in the end, I would have it mastered.

But I don't know. I've been reading this CLEP guidebook so I won't have to take Principals of Management, and it's really pulled me in. Marketing is also something that's caught my attention.

I think I just want to do everything there is to do.

[User Picture]From: allywest
2010-12-10 01:46 pm (UTC)
congratulations! i loved economics.
I understand what you mean and i think its commendable of you to want to finish university and THEN start your rock star career. I'll bet there are a few rockstars with bachelors degrees. But i do agree, studying music. that'll do nothing for you. musicians need stimulus, i don't think there's anything stimulating about pidgeonholing yourself to a music degree, surrounded with 100 other people pursuing music. dunno if that makes sense.

you never know where life might take you. you might end up in the entertainment business like me! theres lots of room for motivated, talented, diverse people. Maybe you'll get your rockstar break because you were smart enough to start your own label, or even just manage your band effectively until you get a deal.

Principals of management will be a good course for you to take. marketing... well its useful, but marketing majors are idiots IMO. its the business major for kids who dont know what they want to do. i'd stick with econ, and either minor in marketing or just take a few courses. it wont make much of a difference which one when you are working. You could do a post graduate certificate in marketing, which might be more cost effective than a minor. It will also allow you to specialize, and employers like that a lot. Almost everyone in my organization has a post grad certificate in sports marketing or entertainment marketing or pr.

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From: maree_tourne
2010-12-12 12:58 pm (UTC)
Oh no no no. I am *retired* from the professional music scene, haha. I did it, hated it, and left. Now I just want to get my degree and start my new career.

Yeah, marketing is definitely the least attractive of majors on my list. I think I just have the personality for it.
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