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Writer's Block: School Ties

What is (or was) your college major? Do you use it for your career?


photography. i don't use anything i learned in school even tho i am still a photographer. first off, the film to digi industry conversion knocked out half of my knowledge. secondly, the skills they teach you in a photography degree range from near useless to fully in an actual production environment. about the only thing i do that is the same as i learned in school is press the shutter button.
Pure math for me. I do use it, actually. I do math curriculum (print, software, video) for schoolkids. That doesn't *actually* need a math BA, but there's no doubt I know more about school math b/c of my degree. It's an odd feeling, to feel like you've forgotten more than you ever knew in school.

You could also say I use it b/c at parties it's awesome to tell people my background - their looks of blank dismay are hilarious. And then if someone *isn't* dismayed and *doesn't* tell me how much they hated math, at least I'll have someone to talk to for awhile.
i am a dork because i loved math. it always makes sense! there is very little subjectivity in math! writing was a whole different story