I’m pretty torn on what I want to do, to be honest. Ever since I was a kid I’ve wanted to be infantry. A couple years ago, though, I decided that I’d be better used in a field that had something to do with my major. I’m getting my degree in Management of Information Systems, so I’d like to do something along the lines of intelligence. Either way I’d enjoy my job, whether it’s working with computer systems, or it’s shooting at shit.
What did you guys do, and how was it?
Edit: In response to what Theriza said, that’s true, but where I’m at now is just trying to figure out what I’m going to put down as my first, second and third choice, and in what order.[/quote]
I’m going for my mechanical engineering degree and when i join the army i plan to become an infantry officer.
The mechanical engineering degree is something to fall back on when i get out of the army (if ever i decide to). I enjoy engineering and everything it entails but ONE of the reasons i am joining the army is because it sounds very “fun”. The action aspect is one of the reasons i am interested in the army. I might have a degree but, again, i am joining because i like the outdoors and the excitement and physical activity of it all. Why limit myself to desk work when i can join infantry and do the stuff which gave me reason to sign up?
You’ll have plenty of opportunities on the civilian job market to exercise your degree but only 1 opportunity to do infantry (or whatever you decide to do).
What you enjoy and what you should do, do go hand in hand. Even if your degree is Management of Information Systems, if infantry is where your heart lies, then go for it.