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I, a UD Leadership Major, Know Exactly What I’m Going to Do With My Degree, Thank You

This shit has gone on far too long. We Leadership majors are sick and tired of being asked “what do you think you’re going to do with that degree?” when we tell people our major. God dammit we are going to lead, and we are going to lead the shit out of people. So get in line to follow, because we’re leaders, and for us to be leaders, we need followers.

Really, the beauty of being a leadership major, is that I get to lead wherever I go. I was thinking about getting a “safe” degree, like maybe civil engineering or nursing, but then I realized that I didn’t want to start at the bottom and work for someone like those people will. I was born to be a leader, not a follower, so I’m just going straight to the top.

Now, you might ask “What makes you qualified to be the boss of those people?” Uhm, well I think it’s pretty clear when you look at my degree from the University of Delaware in Leadership. UD has prepared me for all types of leading roles. I lead my bio lab group Freshman year, I’ve lead campus tour groups, I’ve lead the line outside of Grotto’s a bunch of times, I lead a riot when “Im Schmacked” came to campus (fifth year senior), and I’ve lead the charge for diversity since President Assanis arrived.

I haven’t really decided what exactly I’m going to be leading yet, and I haven’t had any job offers. No interviews either, but I think it’s pretty clear that my track record speaks for itself. Every tour group I’ve lead made it safely through campus, each time I lead the Grotto’s line we made it inside, the riot was broken up by the police, but the charge for diversity is going strong at Delaware.

So for all of you who have been rudely asking “what are you going to do with that stupid degree?” for years without an answer, here it is. Leadership is not a punchline, it’s not a “waste of money” or a “useless degree.” One day I will be signing your checks and you’ll be sorry because I’m going to short your check, because you were an asshole for pointing out that I can’t do anything with this degree.


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