I don't have a real major I would say, but in France the thing that really matters is which school you're coming from.
I graduated in Engineering (an engineer degree, it would be equivalent to a Master's degree in Engineering) from "Ecole Centrale" and didn't want to stay the last year to get a major (pointless anyway, we are engineers who have studied a bit of everything and nothing in particular). I did a double degree with "ESSEC Business School" which gave me a Master's degree in Management.
Currently I am a financial analyst in a Private Equity firm thinking about switching to Investment Banking or Strategy Consulting. I will start searching next year and my move will depend on the salary they are offering.
You're from France, right? Can I ask you something?
- I heard about Grandes écoles and their master in engineering degree. As you mentioned before, it's a bit of everything, but nothing in particular. But here I want to apply to this program (in the next 2 years):
They have 3 tracks: an engineering program, and the other two are master 2 program. What do you suggest? I want to apply to Master 2 "Maths for big data science" program because it is co-accredited with the Ecole polytechnique. How is it compared to the engineering master program? Which one is better? Which one do I have more chance to apply?
- The reputation of Telecom Paristech in France? It's a grande ecole and part of Paris-Saclay (I heard it'll become no.1 French university in near future?), but its ranking doesn't look good in popular ranking like QS, Times, Leiden, Shanghai.
Currently I'm doing two different master programs at the same time:
- Computer Science: it was my major at undergraduate level, and now I'm studying a master program from University of Bordeaux. Despite that, I feel disgusting. I hate coding (I don't even practice my coding skill, just do it when I have to do assignment or project), and I also hate abstract stuff like algorithms, formal language, compilation, computing theory, etc. Fuck this shit, I have no idea why the fuck I chose this field as my major.
- Production Engineering: this one is from TU Berlin. I'm not supposed to do this because I haven't touched any mechanical stuff in my life, but I somehow managed to pass their entrance exam (that exam wasn't even related to the actual program, it's just a bunch of random questions about math, physics, and some chemical stuff, most people forgot about those stuff, I did not, so I passed
). Now I'm struggling with shitty subjects like machining (turning, drilling, milling, reaming, blah blah), manufacturing technologies, welding, etc. and my lecturers gave us some textbooks that I don't even know what the fuck they are writing about
okerface: all students in this class were from engineering fields so they are fine, meanwhile I'm like
Right now my life is pathetic, 48 hours/week (both programs combined) just for my classes