Plans after college. . oam Lechaos: sro what are your plans for after college? " I Wit! dismantle the establishment board by board. Fellow college students/ graduates of Funnyjunk, I need your help: I work a large part of the time. It is a dead end job, but it gives me the money I need to ge
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Plans after college

oam Lechaos:
sro what are your plans for after college? "
I Wit! dismantle the establishment board by board
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#5 - I Am Monkey (04/29/2014) [-]
This is going to be me after I graduate...
#9 - xyzlegend (04/29/2014) [-]
all the panty raids
all the panty raids
User avatar #12 to #9 - kennygomezfive (04/29/2014) [-]
the manga artist and the assistant in case anyone was wondering
#6 - Yojimbo (04/29/2014) [-]
Fellow college students/ graduates of Funnyjunk, I need your help:

I work a large part of the time. It is a dead end job, but it gives me the money I need to get by and pay for classes. I work all evening, deal with idiots, and stress out. I take classes at my local college during the day Recently, I've felt overwhelmed by college. In this day and age, more and more people say degrees are just scraps of paper on the wall. And the biggest thing on my mind is that college isn't a guarantee. I'm used to working everyday, walking home with actual money in my pockets, and having a guaranteed paycheck every two weeks.

So I find myself worried that I will graduate with my fancy degree and just fine myself in a bigger job pool, or forced to take a crappy job like my current one because there just aren't enough jobs out there. I worry that while I may have a degree, there will always be someone better than me out there. Someone who got all A's. Or had the time to join some club. I am concerned I will always lose out to someone else. Someone who was just a little better, or someone with connections.

I grew up trying hard to find a job, while all my friends landed jobs through connections. To me, connections are what rule. Even now my best friend age 20 is settling into the last job he may ever have. A financially amazing job he worked up to through connections. The college degree he hasn't even gotten yet may be useless.

Let's say I get that job that I worked and studied and paid tons of money for for years. What if I'm miserable in it? What will I do then? What if I find out all my work and money and time went to something I am supposed to be unhappy with for the rest of my years?

All this uncertainty is crippling to me. I've stopped going to class because I feel like I'd rather be working my crappy albeit decent paying job instead, where I at least have a guarantee. How do you guys do it? What motivates you? What advice can you offer me?

Pic related, me at my job
User avatar #11 to #6 - lolofoeshow (04/29/2014) [-]
I have the same thoughts run through my head from time to time but what you have to realize is that college is only what you make of it. There are some people that have the notion that formal education is just a waste of time and that any knowledge you want can be found on your own, but I will say that college gives you the opportunity to learn from licensed professionals and will guide you through the material. Some people need that. So, if you are one of those people who just go to class, fall asleep, never listen to the teacher and pray to get a passing grade on the test, then you are defeating the whole purpose of college. Take advantage of your opportunity and learn from the professors that are getting paid to teach you. College also gives the opportunity to get more involved in your community and improve your social skills, which is something that would be difficult to do on your own. If you really want to make the most of your experience, make relationships with your teachers, get involved in the campus life, join a club or two, hell even play intramurals. The point is, a college education is a great tool to have in the work force, but if you spend your four years sitting in your dorm, not socializing, barely going to class, and scraping by with a C-, then yes, stick with your day job, because you will never land a solid job. As far as connections go, every "connection" I have right now is from my professors or from people my professors have introduced me to, all the more reason to get involved. I guess that's my motivation, knowing that this is a great chance to make something out of myself and it's not something everyone gets to do.

Hope this helps

tl;dr college is what you make of it. Just stick with your annoying job if you plan on just going to college to party, you'll never last in the work force and you'll be up to your nipples in student loans.
User avatar #14 to #6 - catburglarpenis (04/29/2014) [-]
Join ROTC or commission into some other officer program. Be very choosy about what kind of officer you'd like to become. If you do this, they will pay you to go to school. They will pay the school for your classes, then turn around and start paying you. ROTC guys often end up being weekend warriors, so that's your obligation to pay back the military- one weekend a month, two weeks a year. Sound hard? It isn't.

Officers can be all sorts of things- middle managers in charge of departments, airplane pilots, ship pilots, or at the Doctorate level they begin to just have civilian jobs; Doctors of all types, Scientists studying anything you can imagine, psychologists, or even JAG lawyers. Think of it: They pay you to go to school, then they guarantee you a job that comes with room, board and a ******** of other benefits, you get to study what you're interested in instead of "growing career fields", and on top of everything else, at the Doctorate level they just have regular-ass jobs in a different uniform. Doctors wear smocks, military doctors wear fatigues. Do you think you can run 3 miles a year and do a couple pushups and sit-ups for that deal (U.S. Navy standards, it's what I'm used to)? Yes? Good.

That's what I'm doing and it's ******* awesome to get paid to go to school. Every time someone asks me what I do for a living, I just say "you're looking at it."
#17 to #6 - Rascal (04/29/2014) [-]
Why not do porn or cook meth
User avatar #13 to #6 - lean (04/29/2014) [-]
3 question guide to life:
1. What do you want out of life?
2. What do you need to get what you want?
3. How do you get the things you need?

The first question is the hardest one to answer. The last two just take longer to achieve.
Stick to school, you are already committed, you may as well finish. Crappy jobs will always be there with or without a degree.
User avatar #22 to #13 - chokolocco (04/29/2014) [-]
Dam ***** you are so riight about dat
User avatar #7 to #6 - bloorajah (04/29/2014) [-]
heres to clear some stuff up. college is for your own personal gain, and for the gain of humanity as a whole. the more educated the population, the better the pupulation will be.
having said that, the truth behind a college degree, is that employers can pay you more, for something you may not even have a degree in.
i have a bachelors degree in botany and mycology, and i was paid 52K a year to work as a hotel manager a while back. yes, they hired me as a hotel manager, with no prior experience besides working at various nurseries and wholesale places. JUST because i have a college degree.
many people drop out of college for the reason you have stopped going to classes, the monetary appeal of a first job.
but let me tell you. your paycheck is **** . your job is **** .
sit down with yourself, think about what you want to do. every day, for the rest of your life. take a few classes in it, ad if it turns out you dont like it, rethink.
you dont have to settle on anything in college. the major you declare is for the universities refrence only. you dictate the path of your life, and let me tell you having a college degree makes all the difference in the world.
my first job was at a nursery, i felt much like you did, i have a steady wage, and i can live on it.
and here i am, only a few weeks from being granted a masters degree, and only a short summer from doctoral candidacy. the people i have met here who do the best, are not the ones who are the smartest, or the best connected. its the ones with the drive, the attitude to never give up. just that little push, to read the homework for an extra 15 minutes, look over the exam ONE last time before you turn it in.
and its those people who eventually succeed.

every day, i get to go outside, and admire the wild glory of nature.
and whats even better. i get paid almost 135k a year to do that.
education is vastly important. it just takes time to pay off.
persevere and you will succeed.
User avatar #20 to #7 - Kulthozuer (04/29/2014) [-]
Agreed most of the people who tell me my college degree is pointless either dropped out because they wouldn't do the work or think that just because they get paid 50k a year at a non college degree job that makes learning pointless. If all you want to do is make money you can do a lot better than going to college. If you would like to learn and be educated so you can contribute to your community by giving back, being an educated voter and an educated consumer as well as do something meaningful in life then go to college.
#15 to #7 - roguetrooper (04/29/2014) [-]
Hey, you've really given me hope for the future and stuff. I've been feeling a lot like some of the people here are, fed up of school and find work that pays me is all I want.
It's nice to hear from someone who worked hard for their job and who actually likes it (and are well paid), I feel this isn't the last time I'll be reading this post.

I'm not the dude from above, but thanks. Pic unrelated.
User avatar #4 - xtian (04/29/2014) [-]
You must be a Liberal Arts major.
#19 to #4 - Rascal (04/29/2014) [-]
I know more people with degrees in the Liberal Arts Program who have jobs, than any other field.
#1 - theannoyingFJguy (04/28/2014) [-]
mankey
#3 to #1 - ihearcolors (04/29/2014) [-]
we can do whatever we set our minds to!
we can do whatever we set our minds to!
#2 to #1 - mankey (04/28/2014) [-]
Rebel without applause.

People just don't get me, man.
User avatar #21 - ImsoObvious (04/29/2014) [-]
Any career suggestions with a 100k+ salary? Im open to anything, need ideas.
#18 - Rascal (04/29/2014) [-]
I must be artist
User avatar #10 - albertjester ONLINE (04/29/2014) [-]
Burn This Mother Down
#8 - imcadence (04/29/2014) [-]
**imcadence rolled image** my plans after college
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