Most prestigious undergrad major??

VP in PE - LBOs

What are people's thoughts? I would say anything vocational (business, engineering) is automatically prole.

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May 22, 2020

Classic non-target answer.

The true prestigious major is art history.

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  • VP in PE - LBOs
May 22, 2020

To be clear I'm saying business and engineering are NOT prestigious. Truly prestigious majors are things like art history, classics, etc.

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May 22, 2020

Whoops. The word "prole" went right over my head.

Silly non-target me forgot my reading of 1984. (As well as the actual definition)

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May 23, 2020

Wouldn't it just be history?
All the Harvard good old boys in banking from the 80s were history guys

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 22, 2020

Philosophy and Art history

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May 22, 2020

film and media studies

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May 22, 2020

@ NYU Tisch

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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May 22, 2020

latin gender and sexuality studies

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May 22, 2020

Library Studies from the University of Phoenix

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
May 22, 2020

xxx

May 22, 2020

Did you just try to use a hashtag on here?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 22, 2020

African American studies

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May 22, 2020

In the UK, Oxford PPE/Classics.

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  • Prospect in Other
May 22, 2020

Sorry you can't handle the prestige

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 23, 2020

Oxford Classics is a strong contender for most prestigious in the world.

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  • Analyst 2 in RE - Comm
May 22, 2020

Latin even though it's dead

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 22, 2020

Aeronautics and Astronautics

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May 22, 2020

Physics or any subcategory of physics. Everyone knows you're smart if you're majored in Physics

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

Previously Malta Monkey

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May 23, 2020

Smart and semi autistic, yes.

Also speaking from personal experience, physics people smell bad, had 2 as roommates before. My opinion could be biased tho as we grew to hate our guts after 6 months.

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  • Analyst 1 in Other
May 23, 2020

What about chemical engineering?

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May 23, 2020

Solid choice. But still, BS in Physics with an emphasis in Quantum Computing.... from CalTech

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

Previously Malta Monkey

May 22, 2020

Egyptology - Brown

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

May 22, 2020

What you study: Students "explore the histories, languages, cultures and sciences of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and their neighbors" and "will be exposed to the critical study of the ancient cultures of these regions (ca. 3400 B.C.E.-100 C.E.) using the tools of archaeology, epigraphy, and historical inquiry."

Example courses: Imagining the Gods: Myths and Myth-making in Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Babylonian Magic and Medicine, Ancient Scientific Texts: Akkadian, Archaeology and Text

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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May 22, 2020

Imagine at a cocktail party when someone asks what you're studying and you respond by lowering your champagne flute and saying ...

"Babylonian Magic"

just wow right ... such prefffffftige

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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May 23, 2020

underwater basketweaving at MIT baby

May 23, 2020

whatever major that lets you take fly fishing as a class

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May 23, 2020

Smart with regards to pure raw intellect is any hard science (Biology, Physics, etc...not Environmental Studies or some BS like that), Engineering, Philosophy (hit or miss), etc.

WASP/White Privilege major: Political Science

Saying you majored in economics is like saying your hobby is traveling.

May 23, 2020

Dope hobby and dope major tho

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  • Analyst 3+ in RE - Comm
May 23, 2020

real estate investment

  • Intern in PropTrad
May 23, 2020

museum studies. direct FT to Guggenheim

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May 23, 2020

I think you boost your profile significantly by double majoring (1 hard, 1 soft). Always impressed by Finance/Art History or Physics/Drama or weird combos like that. It shows you have varied interests but recognize the value of time and the effort it takes to explore those interests.

May 24, 2020

Or that a teenage autist read a message akin to yours and marched right over to the registrar's office to double up

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May 24, 2020
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May 24, 2020