Weeaboo Studies (10)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-24 14:01 ID:zGBk8x0l

Maybe this is the place to post this.

I've done 3 years of my 4 year CompSci degree, and I'm really thinking that it's not the right choice for me, so I'm probably going to switch to weeaboo studies (East Asia Studies with a focus on Japan and Japanese, or just a Japanese major if I can find that kind of thing).

If any of you other guys are doing this kind of thing, what are you going to do afterwards? Are there great job prospects for this kind of major? What about the possibilities of living in Japan afterwards, is it easier to get a job there do you think?

If I decide to do this, it'll be because I love it, not because of job prospects, but I'm just curious.

Many thanks, yours,
Anonymous (p.p.)

2 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-29 20:20 ID:FcnN/xvJ

Unless you really hate computer science, I'd suggest to stick with it. The only real way I can think of you living in Japan with this major is if you get some sort of diplomatic position with the government (or, of course, you could be an English teacher living on a McDonald's salary). If you want to go the diplomatic route, you should probably study international relations instead. What you're probably going to end up doing is having to read a shitload of boring literature and end up speaking Japanese on the level of a seven year old. With computer science, you're going to end up with a valued skill. East Asian studies, to me, seems about as useful as art history.

3 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-30 18:48 ID:mAqdbDxo

majoring in a pure science or a social science, you're really not gonna get any job opportunities right off the bat (except for I suppose translation in your case; you'll want to look into studying linguistics as a science as well then); It's only at the PhD level that opportunities in those sort of things really open up. Hope u got the bux for a good graduate school!

4 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-01 15:34 ID:r8JRVWHA

Hrm, disheartening.

But, I've got to do what I love, although finding a Weeaboo major here in England is going to be hard (especially with my only-average grades).

5 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-01 23:25 ID:FgLiM/0V

Maybe you can minor in it.

6 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-01 23:29 ID:Heaven

>>5 speaks the truth.

East Asian studies could be a nice complement to a lot of majors. But alone, it's pretty useless.

7 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-09 00:34 ID:bcJlLDgt

What does the collective anonymous think of the job prospects of a major in Software Engineering and a minor in Japanese language?

Does anyone know the average JLPT level of a fourth year student of the language?

8 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-09 05:10 ID:8JK3u2q6

Getting the two together will be difficult. If you want to do software development, you may want to look for the dev. groups that internationalize their software.

You may also want to think about taking a job in a small computer company's field (Sales/SE) organization. If you are technical but you don't think you can cut it in a development organization, this may be a good choice. You don't get to live in Japan but you may be able to make frequent visits. You probably want to stick with small companies who have not established local subsidiary in Japan.

9 Name: TS : 2006-12-17 07:23 ID:5Q7nHdb1

my friend is a cse major japanese minor. he argues he has one or the other to fall back on just in case one fails him

i on the other hand am a 2nd year cse major. wasn't what i was expecting coming into the major, but i'm getting used to it kinda. never programmed in my life, but its not too bad. hang in there imo

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