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Hello there! I'm Sarah - college (university if you're from anywhere other than the US) student, originally from Philadelphia, currently living in Baltimore, The Greatest City in America. I used to live outside of London. No, I don't have a British accent, and I haven't met the queen. It disappoints every American that I talk to.
My mother believes that I love baked beans and like wearing baseball caps.
Also, I'm a miniature wisecracking unicorn. Just so you know. It may explain some things.
This blog has no theme whatsoever. But its recurring elements are mostly Game of Thrones, history stuff, Misfits, humorous things that happen to me at and rants about Johns Hopkins University. A bit of Pitch Perfect. I may or may not be just slightly obsessed. The rest of it is things I find interesting or humorous.
Feel free to message me whenever :)
I want to go into political science. My dad wants me to go into law after that, but I’m not 100% sure that I can do that. I want to be involved with organizations and be active in causes I believe in. I want to get into, specifically, Californian politics and I’m going to a Californian school.
I’ve been looking at UCLA and UC Berkeley the most; I saw something about UCLA polisci that said that it was good for education but really you get no marketable skills. I’m worried that a polisci major anywhere won’t GET me anywhere, and as much as I love education I can’t do college just to learn for the sake of learning; I want to get a job. I want to DO things but I have no idea how or what or whatever.
So I guess my questions are:
- a) do I go into polisci?
- b) UCLA or UC Berkeley or something else?
- c) OTHER GOOD COLLEGES HERE IN CALIFORNIA PLS HELP ME
My brother wants to study business
Yes this story will be relevant, just wait. but my dad says that that’s not the best way to get into business. He suggests that my brother studies something that will give him skills useful to businesses, like engineering or something. That’s basically what my dad did - he was a nuclear engineer and worked at various power plants and power companies for a while, but now he works for a bank.
So I would suggest studying something that will be applicable to politics. Environmental studies, gender studies, almost anything really. Also consider combining majors and minors. So go with polisci and a minor in environmental studies if that interests you. But honestly, if you really want to get into politics, I think one of the best ways is to have connections. I don’t think a degree is all that matters per se. What you do outside of your education is also important. So if you combine polisci with a few good internships, I think that’s more beneficial than the most comprehensive program.
Do you understand what I mean? It’s late and I don’t think I’m formulating my thoughts very well. I’m really tired. I can barely type.