Monday, October 6, 2008

My Future Plans

I've given much thought to what the future holds lately, and I had decided to keep my plans under wraps for a few weeks to make sure it wasn't just a "spur of the moment" type thing. I figured I had to let this stew for a while so that I could proclaim it as one of those 'Porter Goals' that you must achieve once making public.

Well, here it is.

I've recently discovered that my preferred major doesn't really hold a lot of job availability. Political Science is a great field of study, but it's not a great major. This is why I've decided to shift it to my minor. My major is a field in which will start to grow at a huge rate due to current crises. My major is Economics. I won't be a single class behind with this switch, and hopefully it's my last switch so I never fall behind. I have great intentions to graduate in 4 years or less.

Goal number two:

I don't like it at CMU. It seems like everyone is "going out" 7 days a week, and they always come back staggering drunk. I realize that stuff happens in college, but here it's literally every night. It's disgusting really. Then you get to hear about how nobody can afford to pay for this or that, yet they have enough to buy beer every night? This brings me to my next plan. I plan on transferring out of CMU. Where, you ask?

George Mason University

They are rated as the #1 up-and-coming University in North America. They are nationally accredited in Economics and Political Science. They are also located a couple miles from Washington DC. This is perfect for any type of internship or work study experience. Also, their out of state tuition is within $100 of what I'm paying at Central. They also have a great class transfer rate, which could save me a lot of money as well. This move just seems to make sense on so many levels. I get to go to a better school for the same price, I would get to go back to somewhere that I absolutely loved for the month I was there, and I could get some experience that I could never have here in Michigan.

It's official, I said it - now I have to deliver.


curlz said...

Actually sounds like a good sound plan. Looking forward to watch you progress through it. It's always such a relief when you finally settle on what it is that is right for you. What a good feeling!

Jock said...

Economics is like a weather meteorologist, you don't have to be right or even close it's all just opinion.

Peej said...

kind of like politics :)

Peej said...

Back to Jock's comment...I agree with that, just ask Barney Frank!

Jock said...

Barney Frank is a joke the people in Massachusetts should be ashamed of themselves for electing him.

Keep an eye on him there is some stuff coming out on him and I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up resigning. If it is true he should resign.

megawatt miler said...

good luck! i always stress about big decisions like that, but it seems like things always work out for the best in the end.

carriegel said...

sounds like you have made a well informed decision.

you will be living semi-close to us now. i'm not sure if that should scare you or not. the cookies might get there faster so that's an upside.

curlz said...

Is he getting cookies?

mickey said...


I know we've had conversations about why I can't stand CMU.

It's what you said.

While CMU is a good school, I feel it's one that's no longer taken seriously, because of the party reputation it's started to receive.