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Do you enjoy what you study?

So I'm about to graduate with a degree in Computer Science. To be honest, I have never enjoyed any of it. I chose it because it was the easiest for me and there is a good market for them. Now that I am this far, I think I'm having some regrets. I know that this is probably what I will be doing for the rest of my life which really makes this worse.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I know this is probably better than what a lot of other people get. I'm just wondering if everyone else also hates what they do or is it just me?

0 July 31, 2016

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I already graduated but I took Sociology & Philosophy, a lot of the material was pretty interesting so overall I'd say I enjoyed it.

Reply August 2, 2016

@seekingcuteguys: Out of curiosity, may I ask what you have learned about these "special functions." I may be able to learn something about myself that I didn't know about.

Reply August 1, 2016

I'm going to be a boss. Not sure in what aspect but I can see myself ordering people around and getting paid for it, career wise.

Reply August 1, 2016

I'm currently a second year and major in Computer Science. Honestly I'm not enjoying it as much as what I'd expected, but the fact that it's a wide field and that I can pretty much apply most of what I learn in my daily life makes it bearable at the least.

Reply August 1, 2016

I'm gonna be a teacher.
I've had two education classes.
I really only enjoyed the first one because the teacher was good/nice and I made an excellent friend in that class.
I liked the second one because I learned a lot about testing and evaluation, and the teacher was great.

But the aspect I think I'll enjoy most about teaching is being able to help kids understand things and try to make kids enjoy learning stuff. So I don't really have classes about that until, well, student teaching.

Also, it's tough with people constantly saying how the education system is messed up, teachers are underpaid, and all that.

Reply August 1, 2016

I studied Computer Science as well and it wasn't until my very last year that I figured out what I really want to do in that field. I was never really interested in the hardware or programming aspect, what I really enjoyed was the math, databases, data mining, etc. So now I'm going to grad school to study specifically data mining & machine learning. I think Computer Science is such a wide field, there are so many sub-fields in it so you can try different things and take different classes to figure out what you really enjoy. I know 80% of my undergrad was focused on programming and I doubted myself and my choices because I didn't enjoy it whatsoever. You just have to try different things to find your niche, whether that be part of Computer Science or not.

Reply August 1, 2016

I'd probably regret anything I study no matter what.

Reply August 1, 2016

I think I was better off in the engineering part of computers. The hardware is more of what I like compared to the software.

Reply August 1, 2016

It may be a good market for now and I think will continue to be in the future. However, while I'm not a Computer Science major, it's one of those fields that are always constantly changing when it comes to its subject matter, particularly in applications to programming and etc., though I would think a lot of the more theoretical aspects of it will remain similar across time. It's so highly competitive too, which further drives these changes. It's good for technological advances, and great if that's what absolutely drives and compels you, but bad if you're definitely someone who really doesn't like working within that subject and is struggling to keep up with everyone else. So if you're not interested in adapting, and you really are not enjoying work in that field at all, I'd imagine you'll have a hell of a hard time.

But you said that you think this decision to pursue this subject will pigeonhole you to work in this field for the rest of your life, which isn't true at all. You have options. That degree - even though others may say it is useless outside of computers, which I'm not totally on board with - can open you up to some avenues you would never expect.

Reply July 31, 2016 - edited