Hire My Friend: the double major who interned for Darren Aronofsky

Here, she can be seen practicing her alternative career options.

Name: Diane

Major: I was so ambitious I did TWO majors – and both of them in impractical fields. The first was Literature/Writing, which was fun. The second was Film Studies. Also fun. My homework mostly consisted of watching movies and writing stories, with the occasional paper thrown in (those pesky Core Requirements!).

What I would’ve majored in 4 years ago had I known the economy was going to hell: I don’t know. I get bored pretty easily (hence the arts-focused career path – I need a lot of variation in my day to keep my attention). Maybe Psychology? I thought that was interesting.

Why I decided to waste $160K $200K on an Ivy League education: Ummm… To be completely honest? It was the only place I got in to. I’m not kidding. I missed the deadlines for all the Canadian universities (I’m Canadian), and the lower-tiered schools wouldn’t give me any financial aid as a non-traditional (read: 23-year-old) international student, so they wouldn’t let me in. How messed up is THAT?!

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Hire My Friend: the film studies major who absolutely lives for quality customer service

Every week, I bribe my friends to sell themselves on this blog.
This is the tear of the unemployed.

This is the tear of the unemployed.

Name: David

Major: Film Studies. If you ever found yourself questioning how other people could possibly be sleeping and relaxed during finals… I was the answer.

What I would have majored in 4 years ago had I known the economy was going to hell: Unfortunately, I’m one of those twisted people who knows exactly what they want to do in life, and no psychic epiphany could have lead me down another academic path.

Why I decided to waste $160K on an Ivy League education: Because I had $160K in my pocket (I was going through a parachute pants phase, at the time), and it was either I buy myself an Ivy League education or a LOT of pairs of parachute pants. I’m still questioning the decision.

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