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JIsland
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Looking for direction

Postby JIsland » Tue May 11, 2010 8:55 pm

I am only nineteen but in the long run I would like to attend law school. I graduated high school in 2009 and decided to take a year off and work for the family business. I am attending college this fall and just have a couple questions to make sure I am making the right decisions.

First is my major. As of know I am an exercise science major being that is a field I have always enjoyed. I've been told it doesn't really matter what your early studies are but I'm always skeptical. Do I need to change my major or not?

Second are my high school issues. I did not always make the best decisions in high school and my grades heavily reflect that. Will this be another major issue or will i be redeemed by doing all i can to succeed in college.

Any advice anyone is willing to give will be greatly appreciated.

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Kilpatrick
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Re: Looking for direction

Postby Kilpatrick » Tue May 11, 2010 9:04 pm

Your major does not matter at all for law school. Go with whatever you enjoy and/or you can get the best GPA in.

High school matters even less. In fact not just in terms of law school. Nothing that happened in high school really matters for the rest of your life. Something I wish I had known then.

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merichard87
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Re: Looking for direction

Postby merichard87 » Tue May 11, 2010 9:08 pm

Major in whatever you want but research law and see if you are interested in IP, namely patents. If so you need to change your major. Other than that, enjoy college!

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TTH
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Re: Looking for direction

Postby TTH » Tue May 11, 2010 9:15 pm

Law schools won't care about your major or what you did or didn't do in high school. What exactly do you study in exercise science?

JIsland
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Re: Looking for direction

Postby JIsland » Tue May 11, 2010 9:22 pm

Excercise science is mostly the study of health. Nutrition, workouts and teaching others. Things of that nature.
Thank you all for the quick and helpful responses.

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merichard87
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Re: Looking for direction

Postby merichard87 » Tue May 11, 2010 10:07 pm

Theres a major for that? Ok OP, your major concern should be keeping your GPA as high as possible but honestly you may want to consider a major that will provide more out-of-UG opportunities in case law school doesn't work out or if you have to push it back a few years. Just my opinion.

JIsland
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Re: Looking for direction

Postby JIsland » Wed May 12, 2010 12:15 am

Alright that's why I'm on here. To gain all the information I can. One of the major jobs that come from an exercise science major is a personal trainer.

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Re: Looking for direction

Postby kalvano » Wed May 12, 2010 12:17 am

JIsland wrote:Alright that's why I'm on here. To gain all the information I can. One of the major jobs that come from an exercise science major is a personal trainer.



I have a friend that majored in the exercise science equivalent and minored in business. He is now the GM of a health club making $175K a year.

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Re: Looking for direction

Postby umichgrad » Wed May 12, 2010 10:30 am


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MC Southstar
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Re: Looking for direction

Postby MC Southstar » Wed May 12, 2010 10:32 am

I'm only 19 but my mind is old and when things get for real my warm heart turns cold.

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Re: Looking for direction

Postby holydonkey » Wed May 12, 2010 10:42 am

Choose a major that will improve your reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and writing ability. GPA is important, but developing these abilities will help you on the LSAT and in life.




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