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What major should I choose: Interior Design or International Business?

I love the artistic side and the architectural side of interior design. When I walk into a room in any building I see how it can be better and Ive taken a summer workshop at the Art Institute. However, I love to learn about cultures and my dream would be able to travel. I feel like I have a knack for business. I cant do a double major in these, so I must choose one. Thank You!

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  • HeXt
    Lv 6
    7 years ago
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    Business.

    There's no money in interior design. It's flooded thanks to scamsters like Ai.

    If its one of the Art Institutes run by EDMC (all of them that use the

    AI logo), avoid them like a plague. They're not an art school

    employers take seriously. They're an open enrollment for-profit college, they take ANYONE.

    They just want the financial aid from the government that you are

    entitled to. The government is now suing them for 11 Billion Dollars which could wipe them off the map easily. They also got hit with ANOTHER lawsuit claiming the same thing!

    If you ask me, they're an elaborate corporate scam to funnel as many

    Government Pell grants and guaranteed loans out of students as they

    can and leave the students with the bill.

    The Senate HELP Committee did a 2year investigation and found out the same thing.

    Ai has the worst drop out rate of ALL for-profit colleges.

    They're like McDonald's of Art "Colleges". They're a chain that is

    popping up everywhere. They buy out dying schools, rename them, keep

    the accreditation.They create programs designed for impulse buyers and quick hits aka uninformed students.

    They may seem like they would be good, but it is all smoke and

    mirrors. Pretty building with pretty computers. Meanwhile, it will

    just ruin your life.

    The market demand they say they're meeting is not the demand of the

    Job market, its the demand of the students. Students that graduated AI

    are struggling to get jobs and have over more than $50,000+ or

    $90,000+ in debt depending on what degree they went for. Degrees that

    are worthless in the job market.

    Basically, AI is a degree mill, a total debt factory. They use bloated success stats and

    circle logic to back them up.

    They count students working at Toys R Us as in the field. Avoid them

    if you want to actually have a decent future.

    If you really want to pursue your passion, go to a community college,

    study fine art, and then transfer into a state school. It will be

    cheaper and the money you save you can buy your own equipment and

    STILL have money left over for a better future.

    Their job leads are bogus, they go to Monster, Craigslist, and career

    builder just like everyone else. Their top employer is HOME DEPOT

    (Check their own website) and I guarantee none of those are art jobs.

    Don't make the same mistake my friends and I did. We'll be paying for

    it for the rest of our lives.

    If you go with AI you'll be folding clothes at Target or hawking video

    games at Toys R Us for $8.25 an hour and struggling to pay $90,000+

    with bill collectors haunting your every waking moment for the REST OF

    YOUR LIFE with no way to stop them because there is no bankruptcy

    protection on Student loans.

    Please please please make sure you check out these news articles

    below. Many are accounts from students, staff, and teachers of AI.

    Feel free to check YELP ("Filtered results" as well.)

    What you do with this information is your choice, I just want to make

    sure you know everything before listening to one of their recruiters

    sales pitch. Remember, they're paid sales people. Not your friend.

    College may be expensive but what these guys are pulling is straight

    out highway robbery.

    Below is a few news articles about different AI's around the country. They're all pulling the same thing.

    Its EDMC's business model.

    You will NOT make enough to pay back the loans. They know this. They just want the government money they can pull in your name.

    Decide for yourself. You have a better chance of winning the lottery than paying back the debt created by these scammers

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  • 7 years ago

    If you're ready to make your hobby as your field of work, go with interior designing and as if now there are a lot if buildings coming up and if you're putting up you're very own designing consultancy and projects.. You'll enjoy your life.. But this field doesn't stay stable for long.. Cuz there are always competitors along the way.. You might lose what you have..

    Whereas international business gives you a stable market for long as the world is going globally persistent in business.. You can start working in any part of the world and can stay up! Be a faithful part of a company you can earn till the world ends..

    Its all bout the money!!!

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  • 7 years ago

    Do business. You may have some access to more job opportunities, especially if international business is a concentration or emphasis of the overall business administration degree. Getting constant work as an interior designer isn't always easy and they may be more of a contractor than a permanent employee.

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  • 7 years ago

    Most interior designers barely make a living unless you are stellar. It is also not the glamorous business some people think--its far more about paper work, phone calls, and irate clients.

    Source(s): Second degree in ID; went back to first career.
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  • 7 years ago

    Neither.

    Interior Design is in deep recession and will be for the rest of the decade.

    Companies don't hire "International Businessmen" straight from school. It's a bogus degree.

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