i start the four year college of my choice in mid august so i guess you could say i am all pysched up for it.. i am majoring in business with a concentration in marketing.. thing is though.. from what i have gathered online and in books.. starting salary's for out of college students looking for a job within that field only make between $17,000 ----> $21,000.... i was kind of hoping for more than that... those high school guidance counselors and their cliche "everybody will be making $40,000 out of college"... hehe yeah right eh? well anyway... is their a field within marketing that perhaps makes more? i mean im not going into marketing for the money... im smarter than that... i particularly like the "market research" field in which one analyzes trends and what not... i have a student orientation date coming up fairly soon and was just wondering also how do these things go down? mine is planned as an all day event.. im supposed to meet my counselor there and select classes and check out the clubs available... and tips i should know so as not to make a fool of myself in front of my councellor that day? any advice is greatly appreciated.