My first 3 years of college, I knew I wanted a Business degree but wasn’t sure what I wanted to specialize in. Coming in as a Freshman, declaring General Business seemed like a good start. Then my sophomore year I enjoyed an Accounting class so I thought that would be my calling. Then I actually started the Accounting course load in my Junior year and I realized that maybe I didn’t enjoy number crunching that much. Looking back now I don’t remember what prompted me to decide on Marketing. By that time I had worked a few season for the Lugnuts and I had started dreaming of career in the sports industry. I imagine I thought Marketing would be a good segway into that area. Plus, I liked learning how companies decided to make products the way they did, how to present them to consumers and convince them to buy them. When I left Michigan State, I had Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Supply Chain Management.
Fast forward 8 years and I in no way use my Marketing degree. And although I’ve had part time gigs with various sports teams, I haven’t worked my way into sports either. For the past 5 years I’ve been working in Sales & Account Management for a national health/ancillary insurance carrier. My job is primarily Administrative in nature but every once in a while I pretend to be a Marketing genius and try to help Keith with ticket promotions for UH. I think he sometimes wishes I wouldn’t….
What about you? Are you actually working in a field that utilizes your degree?