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Tittle_ :
How to get into college in 1983:
get good grades
How to get into college in 2013:
get good grades, speak six
languages, be a rocket
scientist, and end world hunger
How to pay for college 1983: Work
part time and summers. Maybe
take out minimal loans.
How to pay for college 2013:
Which of your organs is the most
valuable?
What to do with your degree in 1983:
work in your field
What to do with your degree in 2013:
cry
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#289 - oilyniller (08/20/2013) [+] (17 replies)
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MFW the country i live in provide free education and some extra funding for students
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#75 to #9 - notafunnyguy (08/19/2013) [-]
could you find a way to incorporate your trade , and what you love, into one thing and somehow make a unique career doing something you love that pays well?

surely with some creativity there must be something plausible. one of my friends loves arts (music) but took plumbing to pay bills. he ended up using his knowledge of plumbing and musical abilities to create a running water sound show and is a HUGE hit in our town. he loves his work, and gets paid well to do it.

another woman i know loved hospitality and tourism, but had to take carpentry as her dad taught her a lot about it and although she hated it, she did it to pay the bills. she ended up taking out a 100,000$ loan, bought some ****** run down motel, and using her carpentry trade she turned it into a beautiful, modern looking motel that she sold for 410,000$ to a local investor. she's been doing this for some time and although its time consuming (takes a few years to renovate) it is what she loves in a field she understands and has talents that make it all work.

i believe in you that there is some beautiful, unique combination waiting for you out there to discover
User avatar #81 to #9 - Metallicock (08/19/2013) [-]
what trades are you going into? I;m thinking about taking a similar route because college is ripoff
#185 to #9 - warcraftguy ONLINE (08/20/2013) [-]
Gonna be a cop, yaaaaay.
User avatar #225 to #9 - TwistedBamboozler (08/20/2013) [-]
Dude do what you want, money is just a ******* thing. Man up. If you really love something you'll find a way to make it work. Have confidence in yourself.
User avatar #104 to #9 - Tvfreek (08/20/2013) [-]
Could someone explain to me what trades are? Ive never heard of them before.
User avatar #153 to #104 - stanleys (08/20/2013) [-]
Things that require manual labor. Construction, electrical, mechanic, manufacturing, things like that.
#179 to #153 - Tvfreek (08/20/2013) [-]
Thanks man. Happy birthday.
User avatar #84 to #9 - volleys (08/19/2013) [-]
Job trades can be better than college degrees. Electrician, heating and air, plumbing will always have jobs, whereas an art degree won't.
User avatar #92 to #9 - calturk (08/19/2013) [-]
**** that **** . I'm gonna be a sportswriter! I know it'll be ****** trying to find a job, but damn it it's what I love and I will do it.
User avatar #151 to #92 - themightymrplow (08/20/2013) [-]
That's the exact attitude I've adopted. I want nothing more than to be a concept artist so I'm getting my degree in graphic design. Good for you, man. I'm happy for you and I wish you the best of luck.
#154 to #151 - anon (08/20/2013) [-]
You people give me hope. Just wanted to share that.
User avatar #184 to #151 - fattycattyman (08/20/2013) [-]
You would be surprised how many jobs are out there for graphic designers now.
#183 - mondprinzessin (08/20/2013) [-]
looking through college applications
looking through college applications
#88 - infested (08/19/2013) [-]
Or you could just be black and female
User avatar #128 to #88 - smellmyfaceforswag (08/20/2013) [-]
I'm sorry but I don't understand the joke.
#156 to #128 - anon (08/20/2013) [-]
Public universities always scope out certain groups that would diversify their student body and make them look better. A college always wants the best image, and a student body full of heteronormative white males doesn't help.
User avatar #159 to #156 - smellmyfaceforswag (08/20/2013) [-]
Thankyou.
#155 to #88 - fmaestrolol (08/20/2013) [-]
I'm convinced I got into university on the basis that my name is a "black" name. I am 100% white
#94 to #88 - ulquiorratheespada (08/19/2013) [-]
A black female, with a sports scholarship.
A black female, with a sports scholarship.
User avatar #176 to #94 - theycallmeloye (08/20/2013) [-]
*half black half native american. And who plays tuba.
User avatar #123 to #94 - malacyman (08/20/2013) [-]
what show is that from?
User avatar #132 to #123 - ulquiorratheespada (08/20/2013) [-]
Drawn together
User avatar #79 - trchamp (08/19/2013) [-]
How to get into college in 2013:
Whats your ethnicity?
User avatar #91 to #79 - redrex (08/19/2013) [-]
my sister is whiter than white, but up until like, i think junior or senior year of highschool, her transcripts said she was black
#89 to #79 - snakefire (08/19/2013) [-]
Same is true for welfare.   
   
My mexican friends parents got welfare and were still together, had a pool and plasma screen tv.   
   
My single mom breaks her leg so she cant work, applies for welfare and gets denied... That was a hard time for our family. we actually needed the welfare...   
   
Racism sucks.
Same is true for welfare.

My mexican friends parents got welfare and were still together, had a pool and plasma screen tv.

My single mom breaks her leg so she cant work, applies for welfare and gets denied... That was a hard time for our family. we actually needed the welfare...

Racism sucks.
User avatar #135 to #89 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (08/20/2013) [-]
Have her say she's got chronic pain from said injury, no matter how long ago it happened (maybe throw in some weird ******** about how it affects her driving or something), then get her prescribed some heavy meds. File for unemployment and welfare, then she can leach off the system for however long she damn well pleases whilst being addicted heroin in pill form. Trust me, it works.

Source: Some ********* mom I know does this and lives by herself on a goddamn lakefront apartment at the expense of everyone else who pays taxes.
User avatar #136 to #135 - snakefire (08/20/2013) [-]
We don't want to leech off the system. We just needed help while she was recovering
User avatar #137 to #136 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (08/20/2013) [-]
True. I just wanted to bitch about how said ********* mom was able to weasel her way into having everything in her life paid for, including her addiction to pills, by doing absolutely nothing other than getting in a car crash once.
User avatar #93 to #89 - rhiaanor (08/19/2013) [-]
watch out the white knights who think the truth is racist will be on your ass in a couple inutes
#181 to #93 - dadukesta (08/20/2013) [-]
>"White knights"
>"White knights"
User avatar #232 to #89 - Conquistador (08/20/2013) [-]
That's the kind of people that are ruining this country..
User avatar #234 to #232 - snakefire (08/20/2013) [-]
... deadnazi?
User avatar #237 to #234 - Conquistador (08/20/2013) [-]
Hmm?
User avatar #238 to #237 - snakefire (08/20/2013) [-]
is that you?
User avatar #239 to #238 - Conquistador (08/20/2013) [-]
I have no idea who you're talking about.
User avatar #242 to #239 - snakefire (08/20/2013) [-]
Oh sorry, his mascot was tails, and his usernames always pertained to nazi.
#96 - organicglory (08/19/2013) [-]
Why I'm going into the trades
User avatar #113 to #96 - exclamation (08/20/2013) [-]
Meteorology. Too lazy to download the picture
User avatar #194 to #113 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN (08/20/2013) [-]
I was a meteorology major! What school?
User avatar #351 to #194 - exclamation (08/20/2013) [-]
I haven't gone to one yet. I have a dream. I'm just worried about finding work.

perhaps I should have thrown that detail in...
User avatar #356 to #351 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN (08/20/2013) [-]
It's alright. When I say I "was" a meteorology major, I meant I changed my major, not finished my degree. I changed my major for the same reason. It would be difficult to find a job and I'm not sure I would want to stay in the same place for my entire career.
User avatar #363 to #356 - exclamation (08/20/2013) [-]
I don't have a problem staying in one place. With that, I can familiarize myself with the area better. I would also brave the heat (as much as I hate it) to get a meteorology job. I've the dream since I was just a young child. I can't let it die because I am afraid I'll fail to find work and support my family own being.
User avatar #364 to #363 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN (08/21/2013) [-]
That's the way to be. The main reason I changed my major is because I've found something I'm even more passionate about. I'm actually in the process of starting my own business called Read 'n Style, LLC. We're going to make text to speech reading pens that would help dyslexics read easier.
User avatar #365 to #364 - exclamation (08/21/2013) [-]
It is. DUDE
THAT IS SO ******* AWESOME.
User avatar #366 to #365 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN (08/21/2013) [-]
Thanks man. If you want you can like our page on Facebook. I'd really appreciate it.

www.facebook.com/pages/Read-N-Style-LLC/1404096769806800
#101 to #96 - bobthedilder (08/20/2013) [-]
Law Enforcement
#105 to #101 - Dwarf (08/20/2013) [-]
Welfare
#110 to #105 - killerblue (08/20/2013) [-]
History fast food
#114 to #101 - tyroneisanigger (08/20/2013) [-]
Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice major?
Either way, good choice for majors. I'm going in for Criminal justice.
User avatar #138 to #114 - bobthedilder (08/20/2013) [-]
Also going for criminal justice, looking to join CBP.
#102 - pixy (08/20/2013) [-]
Getting into college is pretty easy I think...I mean, they want your money right?  And millions of dollars of unclaimed scholarships go to waste every year, so if people weren't so lazy (I'm guilty of this) they could get some scholarships easily.  As for working in your field, people go to college too quickly and then don't know what they really want to do...or get a degree in something you don't need a degree in.   
   
TLDR: I disagree.
Getting into college is pretty easy I think...I mean, they want your money right? And millions of dollars of unclaimed scholarships go to waste every year, so if people weren't so lazy (I'm guilty of this) they could get some scholarships easily. As for working in your field, people go to college too quickly and then don't know what they really want to do...or get a degree in something you don't need a degree in.

TLDR: I disagree.
#125 to #102 - darkmagegf (08/20/2013) [-]
I got accepted into over 10 colleges and applied to 0...if you arent a dumbass you will get in. Actually, in our school system homework is worth so much you can be a dumbass and do your homework to get in.


This post is a load of crap.
#297 to #102 - crashbandicunt (08/20/2013) [-]
I agree with that a lot - people rush going to college without too much thought. I'd recommend spending a year out to actually think 'what do I want?' If you're one of the luckier ones, you might realise it during the year and be able to have a far more productive and rewarding time in college. And, plus, you can earn some money during that year at a small job. Why rush blindly into college?
I agree with that a lot - people rush going to college without too much thought. I'd recommend spending a year out to actually think 'what do I want?' If you're one of the luckier ones, you might realise it during the year and be able to have a far more productive and rewarding time in college. And, plus, you can earn some money during that year at a small job. Why rush blindly into college?
#134 - drunkasaurus (08/20/2013) [-]
Umm... Go to community college? It's cheap as **** , you can get financial aid and a loan, which you can easily pay back with a part time job, then if you do well you get guaranteed admission into a public state university, pick a good major, get good grades again, do an internship by the time you graduate, and that's about all you need to get a fairly legit job. This is what myself and 90% of the people I know have done, or are in the process of doing. It's not complicated. My brother followed this plan, got his degree in accounting and had 3 job offers when he graduated in the middle of 2010 right when we were balls deep in the recession. The issue is that our generation grew up with the "you can do whatever you want, be who you want to be" attitude, so people think that creative writing, graphic design, fine arts, basket weaving, etc. are actual degrees that will get them jobs. In reality you need something business, finance, or engineering related. All else is a waste of your time and money.
User avatar #158 to #134 - spartankillerbro (08/20/2013) [-]
Agree 100%. I've found that any type of automotive job is in high demand right now. Thats what im going to school for. Cause Err'ybody need dem cars fix'd.
User avatar #191 to #134 - Lintutu (08/20/2013) [-]
I'm starting Austin Community College next week for Sign language C:
#193 to #191 - anon (08/20/2013) [-]
I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but what job can you get with a sign language degree that you couldn't already get by just knowing how to speak sign language? I think you might be doing exactly what he was saying not to do.
User avatar #204 to #193 - Lintutu (08/20/2013) [-]
I want to be an interpreter..plus I live in Austin where the Texas School for the Deaf is at. I'm not fluent in sign language at all and only know a little bit to get by at work. Being an interpreter here or in Washington (where Gallaudet University is at) would be in high demand since there are deaf people EVERYWHERE, but not enough people to translate/teach the language. ANY job involving a language skill is needed pretty much everywhere. Classrooms, teaching assistant, substitute teacher, teacher, courtrooms, volunteering, a day job, an odd job, the U.N, anywhere you can think of. My original dream was to be a video game character concept artist, but then i realized when i graduated that EVERYONE these days wants to work in some field involving video games. So i gave up on that and moved on to the next thing that i thought was interesting to me. Sign Language.
#143 to #134 - dedaluminus (08/20/2013) [-]
I love pictures like yours. Here's mine.
User avatar #174 to #134 - avatarsarefornoobs (08/20/2013) [-]
you make a good point but the problem with community colleges is that they dont always command the same respect that a university does. in a more competitive field, getting a degree from a university will give you a significant edge over someone who got their degree from a community college as far as job hunting is concerned.

what i did was i went to cc for 2 years for my core classes, and now im going to a university for 2 years to complete my bachelor's. that way i get the best of both worlds without totally breaking the bank.
User avatar #177 to #174 - drunkasaurus (08/20/2013) [-]
lol that is literally what I said though
User avatar #182 to #174 - yetiyitties (08/20/2013) [-]
Good **** , that's what I'm trying to do.
User avatar #163 to #134 - heartlessrobot (08/20/2013) [-]
I'm going for Mortuary Sciences. Also, when all the other kids wanted to be superheroes, fireman, president, etc, I wanted to be a Lawyer.
User avatar #169 to #163 - drunkasaurus (08/20/2013) [-]
Sounds like a cool degree.

I wanted to be a dentist. It's amazing how high your hopes for the future are until reality smacks you in the face.
User avatar #167 to #134 - awildniglet (08/20/2013) [-]
I completely agree. I wish I did that. Instead, I went to a private $45,000 a year school that I ******* hated and ended up transferring to a public 4-year for half the price. I have loans up the ass to pay currently
User avatar #149 to #134 - lumpymandude (08/20/2013) [-]
I could not agree with you more. My dad went to community college for two years and then went to the university and worked during college and came out with almost no debet and an electrical engineering degree and has been working at a major power company for 30 years
#284 - myshipsailedwoutme (08/20/2013) [-]
It's incredibly easy to get into college; money is the only issue for most people. The problem is that so many under-qualified people think they deserve/have to go to an Ivy League college. Most of the time when I see someone complaining about tuition, they're going to some prestigious school that costs at least twice as much as mine does. My school is a perfectly good 4 yr University with very reasonable tuition. I'm staying at home so I don't have to pay for room and board. I am not a minority and I am not poor, but I still got a full-ride plus some extra scholarship money to pocket. How, you ask? I worked really ******* hard in high school. Take the hardest classes you can, take your ACT/SAT seriously, and do all of the volunteer work you can. That's all I did, and it worked. Nobody will spoon-feed it to you, but I'll bet that most of the people complaining here are capable of going to a good college without breaking the bank. Working hard DOES pay off sometimes.
#287 to #284 - myshipsailedwoutme (08/20/2013) [-]
And if you honestly cannot make it into a single college, it's doubtful that you would survive it once you made it in. You don't have to be a genius to succeed in the world; everybody has a different set of skills. If you are in this position, learn a trade. Trades can be very profitable and useful.
User avatar #261 - afrodemon (08/20/2013) [-]
ah, its good beeing a scandinavian
User avatar #306 to #261 - fizzor (08/20/2013) [-]
Scandinavian master race reporting
User avatar #350 to #306 - afrodemon (08/20/2013) [-]
what's your status?
#226 - anon (08/20/2013) [-]
Yeah right. I see a lot of dumbasses that some how made it to college. Even swagfags.
User avatar #69 - hawaiianhappysauce (08/19/2013) [-]
I find that a lot of people say that people easily find work when they get worthwhile degrees. This is not true at all. The reality is you need connections. My best friends gf graduated in bio-medical engineering, which is the highest growing career in the US and she is still having trouble finding work. I have 2 other friends who did computer science and they can't find work. I know 2 others who did chemistry, no work. And then there is me, I have 2 majors in Pure math and Statistics and a minor in Computer Science, no work...
User avatar #268 to #69 - cabbagemayhem (08/20/2013) [-]
I'm not sure where you're from, but if you live in Hawaii, you have low bio-medical engineering employment. Fastest growing field doesn't mean largest field.

Software developers have very low unemployment rates. If your friends aren't employed, I would raise an eyebrow (I for one am not employed because, apparently, living in a van and telling abortion jokes to women who've had abortions isn't "acceptable behavior").

Pure math and statistics aren't exactly the kind of skills that rake in the jobs.
User avatar #271 to #268 - hawaiianhappysauce (08/20/2013) [-]
I'm from Massachusetts.

My Chemistry major friends told me that you need a Masters degree for employment.

Yeah pure math is difficult but useless. Statistics you do learn a lot of high level programming and often times having a minor in CS has landed me interviews. I'm a little disappointed that companies prefer finance and econ majors over math majors though...
User avatar #278 to #271 - cabbagemayhem (08/20/2013) [-]
Math is useful for everything, but you still have to learn a specific field to apply it to, unless you're a neighborhood Archimedes.
User avatar #316 to #278 - hawaiianhappysauce (08/20/2013) [-]
Well, I was exceptional in college. I took many graduate courses as an undergrad. I also tutored engineering with math because I started off as a double major in pure math and EE (kicking my own ass for leaving that).
User avatar #354 to #316 - cabbagemayhem (08/20/2013) [-]
Maybe invent Calculus V, then. Or, figure out how to travel through space better.
User avatar #358 to #354 - hawaiianhappysauce (08/20/2013) [-]
Calculus 5 is basically lebesque integration, L(p) spaces, and measure theory
User avatar #360 to #358 - cabbagemayhem (08/20/2013) [-]
Then invent Calculus VI
User avatar #361 to #360 - hawaiianhappysauce (08/20/2013) [-]
I would probably call that differential manifolds.
User avatar #362 to #361 - cabbagemayhem (08/20/2013) [-]
int level = 6;
bool alreadyExists = true;
while (alreadyExists) {
level++;
alreadyExists = SubmitCalculusLevelToBeInvented( level );
}
DoThat( InventCalculus( level ) );
GetAwayFromMe();
#85 - jamiemsm ONLINE (08/19/2013) [-]
didn't think of scrolling down so read it like this first...
#142 to #85 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (08/20/2013) [-]
#310 - Bluemistake (08/20/2013) [-]
AUSTRALIA! The goverment pays for our college degrees initially then we pay it off progressively once we make over $40,000 a year. WITH NO INTEREST!
User avatar #323 to #310 - roham (08/20/2013) [-]
What ******* Australia are you living on?
#325 to #323 - Bluemistake (08/20/2013) [-]
HECS debt bro
User avatar #343 to #325 - guiltyparty (08/20/2013) [-]
i thought that was a WA thing?
#161 - luiselvergas (08/20/2013) [-]
if you really want to go to college without going to a community college you can always join the military. and if you dont thinks your thing just Join the Coast Guard then you will get paid, play with guns and get a GI bill
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#24 - baconslapped (08/19/2013) [-]
**baconslapped rolled a random image posted in comment #724 at Alright FunnyJunk. ** the problem is people are going to college and getting worthless 			*******		 degrees.  That's why you can't find work
**baconslapped rolled a random image posted in comment #724 at Alright FunnyJunk. ** the problem is people are going to college and getting worthless ******* degrees. That's why you can't find work
User avatar #33 to #24 - rosehito (08/19/2013) [-]
What is that creature?
User avatar #67 to #33 - ivoryhammer (08/19/2013) [-]
Kabuto
User avatar #34 to #33 - baconslapped (08/19/2013) [-]
a crustacean abomination. I dunno, I majored in Accounting. Any Bio majors in the house?
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#44 to #34 - cweepew (08/19/2013) [-]
it's a Horseshow Crab
it's a Horseshow Crab
User avatar #124 to #44 - chezburgadominator (08/20/2013) [-]
It's obviously Kabuto.
User avatar #46 to #44 - cweepew (08/19/2013) [-]
horseshoe*
User avatar #60 to #44 - caseh (08/19/2013) [-]
Can't enlarge >.>
User avatar #43 to #34 - jackirl ONLINE (08/19/2013) [-]
Looks like a horse shoe crab.
#100 to #24 - unholyjebus (08/20/2013) [-]
That crab it both mortifying and tasty looking. Looks like a pile of sliced beef being flicked like a flip book.
User avatar #35 to #24 - funnyjunkforlife (08/19/2013) [-]
The longer I watch..the more scared I feel
User avatar #51 to #35 - jewishcommunazi (08/19/2013) [-]
That's a horsehoe crab, they're not scary at all. They actually look pretty cool.
User avatar #59 to #51 - caseh (08/19/2013) [-]
horsehoe xD
User avatar #53 to #51 - jewishcommunazi (08/19/2013) [-]
*Horseshoe.
#61 - bme (08/19/2013) [-]
its not so hard to get into/ pay for college. or to find a job, its just that everyone wants to go to the "best" college and make the most money in that field. if you get decent grades you can get accepted to like 70% of the colleges(universities) in canada. and get a very relevant job in that field, maybe not starting at $100,000. but i think kids these days don't realize you don't start at the salary that you end with. everyone wants everything handed to them nowadays but noones willing to put the time and effort in.
#199 to #61 - ninjabaconone (08/20/2013) [-]
What uni do you go to in canada?
User avatar #200 to #199 - bme (08/20/2013) [-]
i went to trent.
#205 to #200 - ninjabaconone (08/20/2013) [-]
Thats still pretty good, UoT is where i went
User avatar #211 to #205 - bme (08/20/2013) [-]
didnt have amazing grades took what i got lol
#213 to #211 - ninjabaconone (08/20/2013) [-]
Not your fault not everyone can
User avatar #216 to #213 - bme (08/20/2013) [-]
that was the point i was trying not make, if i can get into uni with ****** grades and pay for it with a part time job, noone should be complaining
#218 to #216 - ninjabaconone (08/20/2013) [-]
True, im just lucky i got a scholarship
User avatar #318 - deerdevil (08/20/2013) [-]
This is why I love Australia. We're still stuck in 1983.
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