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Old 12-16-2011, 02:21 AM
 
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Default Need the Help of the Experts

Hello!

I am currently a Junior at college and just hit a wall, so I need help.

I had an internship this summer as a MIS intern but I hate it a lot. The reason I hate it was mainly because of the useless work they made me do which did not contribute to my education or work experience. I also saw what those IT employees do and it was really boring and sad. They sat for hours on the computers monitoring or coding which was very dreadful.

I decided this semester to add another major to MIS instead of dropping it because I still think its a good major and I should keep it. The other major I added was Marketing because I always loved promoting items and loved to sell things, it gave me a cozy feeling lol. When I took a general Marketing class this semester, it made me hate the major unfortunately BUT mainly due to the dreadful teacher.

Now, I got accepted into my college Entrepreneurship program, which is a highly appreciated program in the country.

I feel I have reached brick wall now because with my current situation I am going to triple majoring and that will push back my proposed graduation date one more semester or even one whole year. Also, not to mention the load of work I am going to be having.

So, my question comes to the more knowledgeable folks on these forum of which major they think I should drop? I was thinking of dropping Marketing and keeping MIS with Entrepreneurship since I BELIEVE MKTG and ENTRE are similar but I am not entirely sure about that.

**If you dont know what MIS is, then please dont reply :|

Thank You Everybody.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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What were your expectations with an MIS degree in the first place? What did you think you would be doing?
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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**If you dont know what MIS is, then please dont reply :|

Thank You Everybody.
Why? Your situation could apply to any program that someone took, began an internship and found that they don't like the work and explored other options.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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If you did not like the work at company you were working for, i would either explore other companys to work for or just drop the major all together. Theres no point in majoring in something that you are not going to work in.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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What were your expectations with an MIS degree in the first place? What did you think you would be doing?
I was expecting to work on computers of course but not to the extreme the other employees were in.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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Why? Your situation could apply to any program that someone took, began an internship and found that they don't like the work and explored other options.
Why? I dont think someone would much of a help if they didnt know what Management Information Systems stood for.

You are exactly right, but I came to my senses that MIS is still a good degree and the internship I had did not do it justice.

I need a clear cut answer to my question, of which career I should drop
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:36 PM
 
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If you did not like the work at company you were working for, i would either explore other companys to work for or just drop the major all together. Theres no point in majoring in something that you are not going to work in.
Yes, you are right... I am just afraid of ending with a useless mktg degree like others have because of the negative attitude people have towards the degree.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:45 AM
 
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I need help folks ;l
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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I was expecting to work on computers of course but not to the extreme the other employees were in.
I would drop the MIS degree then. You will pretty much just be working on computers writing code with a job in IS, at least for the first 5-10 years. It's what they do.

I would go down to the career placement office at your college and ask to take a career interest survey to see what other areas might interest you.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:21 AM
 
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I think your idea of MIS and Entrepreneurship majors makes the most sense. I'm guessing you probably just have a few classes to finish the MIS up. If you are at a small college, chances are that you will encounter the dud marketing Prof again if you stick with that. I also agree that your internship may not wholly reflect your opportunities after graduating. Instead of a being the IT guy for a large company, perhaps you would be happy doing it at a small company. The tech guy where I work is very popular and runs everything.
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