24 Ways Your Theater Major Is Totally Useful In The Real World

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Not like you need to be reminded, but being a theater major is invaluable as soon as you enter the real world. Us theater folk have a deep understanding of the human condition, emotional intelligence like no other, and people skills that translate amazingly to job interviews. After all, "all the world's a stage."

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You've mastered the art of a dramatic entrance and know how to command a room.
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Audition season has taught you the importance of always being prepared way ahead of time.
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You're one of the few people who actually enjoys public speaking because you're used to being in the spotlight.
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Your undeniable stage presence translates to memorable great first impressions when meeting new people.
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Your impressive improv skills and wild imagination can get you out of any mess.
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You can retain pages upon pages of information after years of line memorization.
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You know more than anyone that patience is a virtue and you've nailed that since day one of rehearsals.
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All those quick changes turned you into the fastest person in any store dressing room.
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Your theatrical repertoire has blessed you with literary knowledge beyond any classroom education.
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Your resume is jam-packed with impressive special skills.
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Your dramatic ways are always a source of entertainment for your friends, whether they like to admit it or not.
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The cut-throat nature of auditions taught you never to shy away from some friendly competition.
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No amount of work in the real world will ever amount to the torture that was tech week.
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Your eloquent verbal skills are entirely thanks to past shows you were in.
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You know your personal strengths and weaknesses, and how to showcase your best qualities.
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When it comes to love, you're a hopeless romantic with a heavy Shakespearean influence.
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You have a tendency to be the life of every party you attend.
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The theater community taught you to embrace your inner weirdo.
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You always shine at karaoke night.
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You can bust out one hell of a jazz square. This is a crucial life skill.
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And your jazz hands are always a hit on every dance floor.
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Tough directors, co-stars, and casting agents have all blessed you with a thick skin that can withstand any hater.
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Perhaps most importantly, your acting days have taught you all about the importance of perseverance and never giving up on your dreams.

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