WMW – What $24K In Student Loans Got Me

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?



Filed under Working Mommy Wednesday

3 responses to “WMW – What $24K In Student Loans Got Me

  1. UH?? where’s that?? I always tell myself that marketing seems like such a cool thing to get into. keep workin’ at it… i bet something will fall in your lap!

    i majored in exercise science… and yep, i’m still using it!!

    • *Sarah*

      UH is University of Houston. :o)

      I don’t think I’d have a problem getting a job with a sports team here. Unfortunately, it would be too hard to have both me and my husband working the hours that jobs in sports require. I think when we’re done having kids and they’re older, I’ll pursue it again.

      Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. 24K? I ended up with more than that!! I am using my degree though, so I guess it’s worth it. I hope you get to use your degree sometime!

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