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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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Non-CS degree holders, what did you study in college?

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Ben Halpern

My official degree is: Bachelor of Arts, with a Major in Commerce and a minor in Canadian Studies.

Within "commerce" I studied a variety of business and organizational structure disciplines, with a focus on marketing.

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Tony Cimaglia

I never actually finished my bachelor's, but I studied Film and Video. I've thought about going back to finish as a CS major if I can ever convince a company i work for to pay for it 😝.

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Ben Halpern

I studied some film and video in college. Did you try to get into that industry before getting into coding?

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Tony Cimaglia

I started to lose my passion for the medium the more I studied. Once I realized what working in that industry was actually gonna look like (90hr weeks, no time for family, etc.) I was completely off the idea.

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Chris Anderson

Not sure if this counts, but I have both an associate's and bachelor's degrees in Information Technology. There were programming courses in the curriculum. I initially had a career as an IT Manager but decided I preferred writing code and made the change.

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Brenda Michelle

I have a BA in Sociology πŸ™‚

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Ben Halpern

Any parts of a sociology degree help you in software development today?

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Brenda Michelle

Maybe the research I had to do during uni πŸ€”. It has helped me in self-learning a lot. I do a lot of research to find the best resources to build my own curriculum.πŸ™‚

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holly boyles

I was a registered dental assistant. I am not working on my associates degree in programming.

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jordanaf808

Liberal Arts Yo! (associates degree...)

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sheriffderek • Edited

My official degree is BFA: "Bachelor of Fine Arts." But it hasn't helped me to tell anyone that. In fact, I got more jobs when I took it off my resume. I studied painting and printmaking at CCA(C) in Oakland, CA.

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Molly Struve πŸ¦„ (she/her)

Aerospace Engineering πŸš€

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Andrew Baisden

Wow so you worked on the development of aircraft and spacecraft. The perfect field for a programmer. Reminds me of the NASA Perseverance rover which just landed on Mars and all of the programming that it must have taken to get it there.

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kristin ides

Liberal Studies with an emphasis in journalism!

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Kedasha

I studied Social Work in college and have worked primarily in Government & non-profit industries

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Mike Ekkel

BS in UX/UI Design which isn't too far off from what I do right now since it's the same industry, just different work. Wouldn't trade it for a CS degree because it's given me so much knowledge and experience about great user experiences.

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Monique

I didn't finish my degree, but it was Media Communications with an emphasis on Audio Production. If I were to go back, I think I would try to finish that degree.

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Lennie

Surprised to see that I'm the first music major to respond. When I started I thought I would be unique for my background. Turns out it's pretty common for music majors to pivot to a career that actually provides sustainable income (unless you're a symphony musician, but that's not most of us). Music can still be what I do in my free time, but I need something else to pay the bills!

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Sarah Bartley

I studied Middle Childhood education in college. After college, I got my masters in special education.

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Nicki (she/her)

Late to the party, but still adding mine to the mix:
Japanese studies (aka Japanology) as a major and business administration as a minor πŸ˜„