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Annoying Q’s You Get When Your Hobbies Don’t Match Your Major

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CNU chapter.

I’m a computer engineering major, and I’m sure a bunch of you can relate to the fact that you are involved in things that have nothing to do with whatever you study. I write here, play cello, and poll people for work, which doesn’t exactly translate as your typical gamer gal who immerses herself in the screen. And I get it, there are a lot of people out there who only live in their respected fields. But in my case, it’s impossible to abandon my creative outlet.

As a supposed “geek,” I am always asked these questions:

1. Shouldn’t you be in robotics or something?

    Is that what you really think all of us do?

2. Don’t you enjoy your major?


    Very much so. Otherwise I would be doing something else.

3. You don’t seem like an engineer (yes, that is Tesla).


    “Seeming” like an engineer and actually being one are two different things. I didn’t choose engineering; it chose me (not like I’m a slave to it or anything).

4. If you’re so into writing, why aren’t you just a communications major?


    Communicating and introversion don’t mix well. Plus, the reason why I enjoy it is simply because I don’t dedicate my life to it. I enjoy every drop of blood, sweat, and tears.

5. Will you ever do something that goes with your major?


    Yes. I will do internships, and study abroad, things of that sort. But until then, I’ll be involved in whatever I want, thank you very much.

Artwork was done by Clarissa Vidaurri, a good friend of mine. Check out her other work at meijijingu.tumblr.com

My name is Danielle (Danni for short), and I am a transfer student here at ODU! Before I came here I wrote for Her Campus at CNU, and I was studying Computer Engineering of all things! I'm majoring in Graphic Design now, and minoring in Spanish. I also work as a delivery driver at Domino's. Besides writing I also enjoy photography, cooking, and dyeing my hair dark red!