Friday, April 30, 2010

Repeat

By Heather

Right now it's late Wednesday night, and I should be packing because I'm leaving for Malice bright and early in the morning, and I still have lots to do. So, of course, I'm online. Makes perfect sense, doesn't it? I'm not sure how much Internet access I'll have while I'm gone, so if I don't reply to today's post, it's because I can't, not that I don't want to.

I originally posted the following blog on my personal blog a couple of weeks ago, but I thought you all might like it as well--it poses one of those time-honored questions: If you could do it again, would you? I'll do my best to check in to see what you all have to say.

Back to School
Original post date: 4/19/10

Last Saturday, my husband, son #2, and I toured Bowling Green State University, the first of many college tours planned over the next few months. It was "Junior" day at the college and the place was packed with wide-eyed eleventh graders getting their first glimpse at what college life might entail. They got to tour the whole campus including dorms (the dorm we toured was not good for anyone with the least bit of claustrophobia).

The school had a huge room set up in the student union with booths representing every major with advisors and professors standing by to answer questions. Some we bypassed immediately (East Asian Studies) and some had no one manning the booth, or people browsing it either (Math, statistics--big surprise there).

But what caught MY eye was the Pop Culture table. Pop. Culture. As a major. It almost makes me want to go back to school! It's perfect for me. Don't ask me what kind of career comes from a pop culture degree because I don't know. I didn't dare stop and linger at the booth for fear that I'd suddenly submit an application (which you could do on the spot, btw).

My son wasn't too interested in the pop culture booth (whose kid is he???). For him we stuck to the medical professions and the history department... The college is about three hours away from home, so a bit further than I'd like (couldn't he just live at home??? Is that too much to ask???), and has its pros and cons, but it's on The List. I've started keeping a notebook for all these visits. And I made a special note of the pop culture major--just in case son #2 changes his mind...

If you could go back to school right now, what major would you choose? Would it be the same? Or would you change it?