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How I feel now

NOT SURE If I QUIT MMG
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#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 ONLINE (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) [-]
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 **** 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 #32 to #30 - ultreon (02/21/2013) [-]
Sucks i know, but my college here in the us is one of the very few that actually throws out unneeded classes and focus's on what your course is about. Its for 16 months and only about 10K in all expenses and we actually do things. The only down side is that we usually get 5 projects that are due within the next 2 weeks. My semester ends the friday after this one and my professor out and gives the whole class 3 more assignments on top of out already 4 that are in progress, completed, or havent started yet. But im not sorry for it cause it forces me to do what i came here to do in the first place, get better at what i want to do
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#26 - envinite (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.
#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 **** , I should be able to choose when it's necessary to attend.
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.
User avatar #4 - BabyPainter ONLINE (02/21/2013) [-]
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 **** for projects.
#5 to #4 - superafromanxd (02/21/2013) [-]
you're not alone
User avatar #3 - beasert (02/21/2013) [-]
What did you take in college?
User avatar #25 to #3 - ultreon (02/21/2013) [-]
Well right now im in one of the rare few that focus's on the thing you want to do, its only costing me about 10k for the 16 month program im enrolled in, im shooting for graphic design for gamming/commercial/anything needing a graphic designer
User avatar #39 to #25 - beasert (02/22/2013) [-]
I did the exact same thing. I really thought it was what I wanted to do, and it was, but it turned out it was not the kind of 'work' I wanted to do. I learned art was something I did for fun. I did learn things that I use to this day, but it's sparse commission work or gifts. It was a grueling, depressing few years.
I went back to school again and took up metal fabrication, something I thought would be a hobby in my life and nothing more. Ironically, I'm now in a position where I have not a job but a career waiting just beyond my coming graduation. My genuine interest and talent have put me near the head of my class and I've already caught the eye of a couple of companies.
The point I guess I'm trying to get across is that you have to have a genuine passion for what you do. When I work on a computer for hours on end, I feel exhausted. When I work in heavy overalls and boots working steel, I feel energized; like I'm not working at all.
If you really want to do what you do, recognize that you need to sacrifice of yourself to separate yourself from the crowd. Make your own game, sell sketches in a park, do volunteer work; anything to be recognized, but don't let your talent be taken advantage of.
Send me a link to some of the stuff you've done; I'll see if I can't hook you up with something.
User avatar #36 to #25 - drunkasaurus (02/21/2013) [-]
I don't want to say that's a waste of money, but my friend got a degree in graphic design and currently works at a toy store. It's an extremely competitive field and you usually have to know someone at the company to get a job
#12 to #8 - veryspecialagent (02/21/2013) [-]
You took dick? I would keep that to myself if I were you.
#2 - neverunderstand (02/21/2013) [-]
When my parents congratulate me on such good grades...
When my parents congratulate me on such good grades...
#1 - blackandwhitegod (02/21/2013) [-]
Must be nice not putting emphasis on personal achievements and learning new things.
User avatar #7 to #1 - sketchE ONLINE (02/21/2013) [-]
anyone can ******** a college degree. most of it is how hard you work. i would rather professional achievement earning money than academic achievement earning potential money. however seeing as everyone wants experience a degree is worth almost nothing now
#10 to #7 - anonymous (02/21/2013) [-]
Very true. A college degree now is getting to become the minimum. Having your bachelors is becoming the equivalent of having your HS diploma 10 years ago.
User avatar #28 to #10 - sketchE ONLINE (02/21/2013) [-]
not even. i have a 2 year degree and my friends with just highschool all have better paying jobs than me.
User avatar #11 to #10 - candytaker (02/21/2013) [-]
Unless you get a bachelors in something like Computer Science. Then you should probably be good.
#6 to #1 - superafromanxd (02/21/2013) [-]
i have learned so much more useful, interesting, and new things on the internet, than i have in my 15+ years of school
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