i've personally been thinking about infantry officer in the marines-- what would the time commitment be like for it? looking for something that could give me some strong direction in life, build my leadership skills, and not be passed off as "grunt work". possibly going for MBA or JD or maybe doctorate in history (though i guess i wouldn't really need much work experience for the latter). while i don't really want a "grunt" job, i don't want some bullshit "in the rear with the gear" job, or even a deskjob. if i did, i wouldn't have a problem finding something like that with a civilian employer. i guess it's not that much for school-- it's just getting some strong direction in life-- but not taking up the rest of my post-graduation 20s? any suggestions? erm i guess i should give some quick background info on me: i'm a history major at USC, expecting to graduate with an honors track in history, magna cum laude (3.7 GPA here), $0 debt, i'm a re-founding father of a now-dry fraternity which was originally booted from campus for constant drug violations, a geometry/algebra2 tutor through a community service program at campus, and a part time in the schoolyear/full time in the summer software developer, was a boy scout from ages 10-17 (was never an eagle scout, something that i deeply regret not pursuing). also i might add that i think i would be pretty good in dangerous situations (like maybe getting shot at, or seeing someone close to me be shot )-- i've never really felt sensitive or afraid of death or anything like that (i've always been able to recover quickly when people i knew died). maybe i'm just being a dumbfuck ignorant kid, but it's my 2 cents. SO?!?!?