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#61 - verby (05/31/2012) [-]
High school and college graduation rates are INCREASING. There is nothing wrong with enjoying yourself, ******* . You see that jock in your english class that you hate? He's going to end up using sports to get a free education at a university you have no hope of getting into, and won't even get life crippling student loan debts
User avatar #71 to #61 - swimmingprodigy (05/31/2012) [-]
Yea but by focusing all his energy on sports he'll have a 2.0 GPA his entire college career.
#73 to #71 - verby (05/31/2012) [-]
My dad pulled like a 2.25 at a college you've never heard of, and got a degree he doesn't use in his work. He makes upwards of 100 grand a year. I don't think a 2.0 GPA will hold him back THAT much.
User avatar #75 to #73 - swimmingprodigy (05/31/2012) [-]
my point isnt that you cant get a good job with a small GPA. I think your father's example if because he doesn't work in the field he majored in, like 70% of college grads nowadays.
Im not saying anything bad about "enjoying yourself" like you say. I have a 4.0 GPA (in high school though, so it is obviously easier) but I study very close to zero
#78 to #75 - verby (05/31/2012) [-]
I didn't do dick in high school, and I'm graduating with honors. Not only did I not study, but I only did projects and papers if I was bored with nothing to do. Joining the military though, gonna get my associates in electrical after MOS school. Life's good man
#81 to #78 - swimmingprodigy (05/31/2012) [-]
Going to public university in NYC to save money (tuition 5,500 dollars a year). My parents say they would pay 5,000. Majoring in civil engineering, going for exam in Professional Engineering right after. 80k+ job IN my 4th year of college if I do well, bumping up to easy 120k+ after that exam.

MFW I get a 6,000 dollar scholarship (almost unheard of, since the college is so cheap already) and my parents say theyll give the 5k to me so I can put it towards a better car.

Life indeed is good.
#83 to #81 - verby (05/31/2012) [-]
Yeah, do good there and then go and get a post grad degree somewhere nice. One thing everyone tells me is that an employer doesnt give a flying **** about where you went to college, so long as your major wasn't some retarded ass thing like liberal arts.
User avatar #85 to #83 - swimmingprodigy (05/31/2012) [-]
The thing is, in the particular field im going for, grad school really is not necessary. Once you pass that PE exam I mentioned before it's really the highest level of civil engineer you can achieve, so Master's degree really doesnt mean a lot at all. Plus I'll save 80k. Think ill buy myself a Shelby GT500 with that money
#92 to #85 - winternetz (05/31/2012) [-]
you should look at what people get payed to do uneducated work in the oilfields in alberta, canada. it would make you cry how much people get payed to drive a dump truck.

to drive this truck (picture) you need a class 5 drivers licence with a clean record, 2 courses that take a total of about 5 hours to complete, and a high school diploma/GED. starting wage is usually $40 dollars an hour and time and a half after 8 hours(12+ hour days)
User avatar #246 to #92 - swimmingprodigy (05/31/2012) [-]
you ever watch deadliest catch?

Good season, 50k+ for 3-4 months of work
#272 to #246 - winternetz (06/01/2012) [-]
true, i guess there are a lot of good paying jobs if you are crazy enough to do them.
User avatar #273 to #272 - swimmingprodigy (06/01/2012) [-]
exactly the reason theyre so well paying lol
#93 to #92 - winternetz (05/31/2012) [-]
fail, forgot the picture.
#87 to #85 - verby (05/31/2012) [-]
Oh I always thought most engineers went to grad school. I'm getting a $10,000(pre tax) bonus after MOS school, I'm buying a hot tub :D
User avatar #88 to #87 - swimmingprodigy (05/31/2012) [-]
Idk how it is for other types of engineering, mechanical and electrical probably do. I only know about civil and particularly in the NYC area cuz thats where I am
#90 to #88 - verby (05/31/2012) [-]
I don't really want to be an engineer, but still, having skills in electrical maintenanceI(my future job) will translate into huge amounts of cash in the civilian world.
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