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How I feel now

NOT SURE If I QUIT MMG
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Submitted: 02/20/2013
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User avatar #3 - beasert (02/21/2013) [+] (5 replies)
What did you take in college?
#2 - neverunderstand (02/21/2013) [-]
When my parents congratulate me on such good grades...
When my parents congratulate me on such good grades...
User avatar #4 - BabyPainter ONLINE (02/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE! Oh god THANK YOU! I totally thought I just felt this way because I was working and wanted money more than wanted to go to school and started just coming up with last minute shit for projects.
#38 - summerx (02/21/2013) [-]
I am currently attending one of those prestigious college-prep boarding schools that you pay 50k a year to go to (I'm a junior, although I just transferred from a private school so I am new to the whole preppy business). I was disappointed at how the majority of these kids are just spoiled children with helicopter parents... and no distinct talents. Everyone does a sport, everyone does volunteering, but only because they feel forced to, not because they want to. Sure, there are a handful of students that are incredibly gifted, but they are usually marginalized. What's the point, then? Because in the off chance that you are one of the 10 students out of a 600-student body to go to an Ivy League.   
   
So here's my tip to you guys. Work really hard at school and find something you like doing. Do extra-curriculars because you want to, not because it will look good on your resume. Don't care too much about your social life because you are never seeing those guys in a few years anyway. Don't take your family for granted because I miss them so much right now. Best of luck guys!
I am currently attending one of those prestigious college-prep boarding schools that you pay 50k a year to go to (I'm a junior, although I just transferred from a private school so I am new to the whole preppy business). I was disappointed at how the majority of these kids are just spoiled children with helicopter parents... and no distinct talents. Everyone does a sport, everyone does volunteering, but only because they feel forced to, not because they want to. Sure, there are a handful of students that are incredibly gifted, but they are usually marginalized. What's the point, then? Because in the off chance that you are one of the 10 students out of a 600-student body to go to an Ivy League.

So here's my tip to you guys. Work really hard at school and find something you like doing. Do extra-curriculars because you want to, not because it will look good on your resume. Don't care too much about your social life because you are never seeing those guys in a few years anyway. Don't take your family for granted because I miss them so much right now. Best of luck guys!
User avatar #37 - thepastryistrue (02/21/2013) [-]
Since I usually get good grades without any effort whatsoever, I stopped caring about grades a long time ago.
It's more about what you do, like projects on your own initiative, or internships, that makes you interesting for HR.
User avatar #31 - carnagejc (02/21/2013) [-]
Massively generalizing statements such as:

"Degrees are worth nothing now." or "A degree is essential for a good career."

are all equally worthless. There are many professions where a degree is still mandatory for the most part (e.g.: scientific research) as they are academically focused careers.

The difference now is that employers are seeing less transferable skills from an academic degree to a working career (again, depending on what line of work it is).

You can train someone whatever knowledge they may require whilst they work for you, what you can't teach someone is attitude.

Hope this helps someone...


-extra for anyone interested

I personally didn't want to do a degree after leaving school, I was choosing between 2 career paths and I wanted a break from academia, absolutely sick of it. (Always hated school). I have now done ~6 months work in each path and hands down have chosen my conservation work with reptiles over anything computer related (did a bit of web development and some business talk/relations to do with various tech i.e. tablets).

As a result of this I am now looking to do a degree, perhaps even post-grad studies as it is very necessary in order to find most work to do with animals. That said, I still have other options (such as breeding my own snakes) that I am looking into pursuing.

/fin (i am very bored)
#30 - unijaw (02/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
You are not alone mate. My latest assignment I got a distinction but I cba with it any more. The only reason I remained on the course was because of the student riots in the UK. I felt like I needed to go through college while our fees were at a sensible level. I would not recommend going to college in the UK when the fees have increased again and everything that I taught myself I could have taught myself at home through the internet. That's all the tutors expect you to do anyway. We barely talk about anything relevant. The other week our teacher spent a entire lesson talking about his visit to China. He tried to turn it into a talk about international business but essentially it was pictures of him in Shanghai. Even tho I am finishing in May I kind of want to drop out now just to say fuck you. My grades for the second semester will not be good i've stopped caring since xmas. Might as well drop out now rather than scrape a pass.
User avatar #14 - kinglobster (02/21/2013) [-]
drop out and figure out what you really want out of life before you spend 10k a year on school. i dropped out after fall semester and am looking at local schools, to start classes in the summer. hell of a lot cheaper, more time to think about life before i crawl deeper and deeper into debt.
#1 - blackandwhitegod (02/21/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Must be nice not putting emphasis on personal achievements and learning new things.
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#23 - jebusjabarty (02/21/2013) [-]
The classes that make you attend are the biggest rip off, I'm not saying to skip, but there are a few classes I have where we literally talk about nothing relevant. I'm paying for this shit, I should be able to choose when it's necessary to attend.
#26 - envinite ONLINE (02/21/2013) [-]
Well, if you doing it right, college is useful for your future career.
Well, if you doing it right, college is useful for your future career.
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