In our earlier issues, we discussed how academic advising in school can help our students not only pick the right major. It can also set them on the right career path. However, let's face it, most students have no idea what to expect from their chosen majors. How about using a little humor to help students relieve their stress about this serious topic. Why not kick back with your class and ask your students one question:
Any major can be quite interesting and captivating, and they all have their pros and cons. We’ve foraged the web to bring you some of the funniest slogans we could find.
Chemistry: “The only place where alcohol IS the solution.”
Pre-med: “I’ll probably switch to nursing in two years.”
Nursing: “All the responsibilities of a doctor, none of the pay.”
Physics: “Everything you learned last week was wrong.”
Linguistics, well, Chris Tucker said it best:
English: “Welcome to McDonald's, may I take your order?”
Spanish: “Bienvenidos a Taco Bell! Qué se gustaría?”
German: “Willkommen zum Oktoberfest”
Archeology: “If you don’t know what it is, it’s probably ceremonial”
Psychology: “Good luck doing anything until you get your masters.”
Computer Science: “Did you try to restart your computer?”
Information Technology: “Let me google that for you sir.”
Geography: “Job security is knowing that someone will always need explaining where the Middle East is and why Africa is not a country, but that South Africa is.”
Advertising: “It’s not filming.”
Filming: “Study to be a director, graduate and work as a photographer.”
Electrical Engineering: “We’ll teach you to troubleshoot a circuit for 30 minutes until you realize it’s not plugged in.”
Humor is always a good way to relieve some stress. We hope this helped your students, in their own words, “chill.” The truth is, if we help them discover their passion and highlight their strengths, they will love whatever major they decide on.
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