Anonymous asked: Hello! I would just like to ask, how did you survive graduating with a double degree in Business AND Communication? And how long did it take? I'm a 3rd year Management student but I think my heart is in the arts yet I'm already too deep into this course so it's too late to pull out but I also want to pursue Communication if possible! When did you apply for a double degree? I'm open to having a fifth year, if ever.
Hi there! I entered Ateneo as a COM major and applied for the double degree in the second semester of my freshman year. I extended to fifth year (with a full load every summer) because I had to take a lot of MGT prerequisites before I could take the advance subjects. So I was a third/fourth year lurking in the back of sophomore Accounting and LS classes. :))
If your heart is in the arts, by the way, you should be looking at a degree in Information Design. I don’t think it’s too late to change your mind. A double degree would be very useful too even if you have to extend. By prolonging your stay in college, you’ll meet a lot more friends and have a chance to expand your network. You’ll also have more time for discernment and thinking about what you want to do with your career.
In the end, you would rather be pursuing a career doing what you love rather than what others tell you to do. I have batchmates who took the practical path and now all they’re doing is tweeting about how much they hate their job and posting Facebook rants about their bosses. Sure, they make more money but they go home tired and feeling like something’s missing in their life. The happy ones are those who find fulfillment in what they do. Even if they pull a bajillion hours of over time, their “complaining” tweets always end in smiley faces. So think about it and do what you think is best for you.