Jane Kim, Finance Major Switched to Entrepreneurship and Fine Arts!

Role (Student, Alumni, Faculty, Staff): Alumni

Name: Jane Kim

Title: Flower Arranger

Company / Department: Jane’s Flowers

Major(s), Minor(s), Program(s): Entreprenurship Major, Fine Arts Minor

Previous Major(s), Minor(s), Program(s): Finance Major

What attracted you to your initial major(s) and minor(s)?: My dad wanted me to be an investment banker and I thought Finance would help with that.

What inspired you to change program(s)?: I hated math and really wanted to follow my passion for flower arranging.

What did you like best about your major(s) and minor(s)?: I still got a basic business background but there was more room for creativity.

What was most challenging about your major(s) and minor(s)?: The Accounting and Finance classes.

How did your major(s) and minor(s) prepare you for your career?: Entrepreneurship helped me develop a sound business plan.

What resources helped you with your exploration journey?: I met with my CASA coach and he was really helpful.

What advice do you have for students exploring majors?: Don’t be afraid to follow your heart – it’s your life!

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Joe Smoth

Name: Joe Smoth

Major(s), Minor(s), Program(s): Sociology Major, Psychology Minor

Previous Major (s), Minor(s), Program(s): None

What attracted you to your initial major(s) and minor(s)?:

I loved that I could study how people interact in the world.

What inspired you to change programs?:

N/A

What do you like best about your current major(s) and minor(s)?:

I get to interact with professors who are very warm and friendly.

What is most challenging about your current major(s) and minor(s)?:

There is a lot of reading for my classes and I’m expected to contribute to discussions.

What sort of internship and career opportunities have you explored?:

None Yet.

What sort of extracurricular activities have your participated in?:

Just Choir.

What resources helped you with your exploration journey?:

Career Services.

What advice do you have for students exploring majors?

Just pick something!

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Kevin Mullins – Lawmaker and Communication Studies Alum

Check out this story from USF Magazine about USF Alum Kevin Mullins who started off Undeclared Arts and graduated with a Communication Studies major and Mass Media Studies minor (similar to Media Studies today) before becoming a state lawmaker for San Mateo County!

https://www.usfca.edu/magazine/winter-2018/alumni/election-reform

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Steve Jobs – Accountant Alumni

Name: Steve Jobs

Title: Accountant

Company / Department: Pricewaterhouse

Major(s), Minor(s), Program(s): Accounting

Previous Major(s), Minor(s), Program(s): Biology

What attracted you to your initial major(s) and minor(s)?: I wanted to be a doctor.

What inspired you to change program(s)?: I hated science.

What resources helped you with your exploration journey?: CASA


What advice do you have for students exploring majors?:
Follow your heart!

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John Black – Accounting Major, Finance Major

John Black

Name: John Black

Major(s), Minor(s), Program(s): Accounting Major, Finance Minor

Previous Major (s), Minor(s), Program(s): Marketing Major

What attracted you to your initial major(s) and minor(s)?:

I want to work in business.

What inspired you to change programs?:

I wanted to work more with numbers.

What do you like best about your current major(s) and minor(s)?:

I get to work with numbers every day.

What is most challenging about your current major(s) and minor(s)?:

I have lots of homework.

What sort of internship and career opportunities have you explored?:

I am looking at Big 4 Accounting internships.

What sort of extracurricular activities have your participated in?:

Beta Alpha Psi.

What resources helped you with your exploration journey?:

CASA, Career Services.

What advice do you have for students exploring majors?

Pick something you can get a job in!

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Janelle Nunez Explore-A-Story Video

Janelle Nunez, University of San Francisco student describes how she ultimately chose History for her major while still pursuing a Pre-Med path.

Check out the rest of the videos in our Youtube channel and visit the Explore Your Path portal at http://myusf.usfca.edu/explore-your-path for more inspiration and ideas for your own career / major exploration!

Music by Bensound.com Video by Karen Trinidad and Alexander Flores.

 

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Deborah Ball, Music Major, Communications Studies Minor

girls on lawn

Name: Deborah Ball

Major(s), Minor(s), Program(s): Music Major, Communication Studies Minor

Previous Major (s), Minor(s), Program(s): Communication Studies major

What attracted you to your initial major(s) and minor(s)?:

I liked the idea of studying how people communicate and learning how to talk better.

What inspired you to change programs?:

I really wanted to spend more time on music.

What do you like best about your current major(s) and minor(s)?:

I love being able to write songs and play music every day.

What is most challenging about your current major(s) and minor(s)?:

It takes a lot of practice!

What sort of internship and career opportunities have you explored?:

I am looking into being in a rock band someday.

What sort of extracurricular activities have your participated in?:

I play in the Pep Band.

What resources helped you with your exploration journey?:

I asked my parents what they think I should do.

What advice do you have for students exploring majors?

Have fun!

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Fill Out This Form to Share Your Major Exploration Story!

Share Your Exploration Story!

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A Collaboration of Several Majors on a Trump 101 Podcast

Students Working Together on Project

Check out this article from USF News that describes how several USF majors (Media Studies, Politics, Design, Marketing) all collaborated on a Trump 101 Podcast, using experienced gained from coursework and working together at the USF Foghorn.  It helps illustrate the various roles different majors might work on a Media project!

 

 

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