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Lazy fickle pop

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I am enjoying what’s left of my vacation before classes begin, well, technically tomorrow;  although my campus classes start on Wednesday.  I know I’ve already had several weeks of rest, including Martin Luther King holiday today, but of course, the laziness is kicking in again, just like how I used to skip class in high school and hang out with friends at Robinson’s Galleria.

I have one online class and it’ll be my very first time to try out this feature.  As an international student, I’m only allowed to take 3 credit hours of online class per semester, and since I’m still required to take English, I chose to do it online instead, just to get a feel of what it was like for my own students when I was an online teacher.  It should be interesting.

I also realized that, should I realize later on that I want to finish a different degree, it would be much more difficult doing so than if I were a student in my own country.  Basically, I would most probably end up finishing two degrees (with a grand total of three majors finished in this lifetime), because I heard that immigration would still require me to finish the major I originally chose.  I would have to go through the same tedious process I had to go through as a US international student applicant, produce brand new documents, etc. etc. etc.

I’m not saying that I chose the wrong degree because this is what I really want to take up, but who knows if my fickle side kicks in along the way?  I hope not.  So, my resolve right now, just in case I plan to take a totally different path, is to just wait for graduate school.  Two years doesn’t sound that bad at all.


Written by Karla Mercado

January 19, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Posted in Etcetera

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  1. For so many jobs in the US, it doesn’t really matter what your major was as long as you have a degree. For example, my husband majored in political science but now he works at a bank. Unless you are studying something very specific, your major probably helps you get your first job, but that’s it. After that, it’s experience, experience, experience.


    January 21, 2009 at 6:57 pm

  2. that’s true. i actually already finished a degree several years ago back in the philippines, and tried the corporate setting for about three years until i realized i wanted to study again. so yes, i’m taking something very specific right now, so i’m kind of antsy about being able to shift to another field while still in school, because i heard that it’s more complicated with international students (new I-20, process new documents and whatnot)

    it’s alright though, so far i’m loving my chosen field of study. i just hope i don’t change my mind in the middle of it because i do tend to be fickle-minded 🙂

    thanks for leaving your link. i’m looking through your site and it’s very useful!


    January 21, 2009 at 7:59 pm

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