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To go to school or... not?

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posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 06:05 PM
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I studied chemistry because my high school teacher was hot and dint used bras, then I got a master and made a PhD, I have several published papers and there are few days I don't feel dead inside, A title wont make you happy or get you a job, it may help but you need to have a drive to give it your best everyday and beat the competition that also got a title, university is not for everyone.

If you feel the cost is too much and the reward is too little, perhaps you are not committed enough to make it work.

I wish I decided to be a farmer back then...




posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: geezlouise

Can't offer much assistance myself I think though, seeing how you have a plan in mind that you should consider if you lack any knowledge necessary for your business and if you do if it isn't possible to learn outside of school. Wish you the best.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: geezlouise

Find what makes you happy.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: geezlouise

Typically I endorse only going for educational debt with a passion motivating it. Post educational degrees are far too expensive to risk the debt for a small chance of loving the career choice.

In your case though, you are very close to getting the degree already and the cost/benefit ratio of finishing your degree outweighs the chance of losing the money spent to obtain it. I would recommend doing so at the least cost as possible. Most companies hiring don't care what is known, and the degree is a marker to an employer that one is trainable.

This further provides conflict due to the fact that you more than likely obtain satisfaction form the work performed and not by the rewards that cone with it. I would advise using the unwanted channels to grow as you work towards your individual goals... use the areas you are at currently as a learning bridge to get where you want to be.

It will be someone along that path that you find a stable set of rails to ride on with you... in the paths of choice.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Find what makes you happy.


She likes burning ants with a magnifying glass.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Find what makes you happy.


She likes burning ants with a magnifying glass.


So she wants to run for congress.




posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 06:23 PM
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I went to school never finished my degree. I work at a university now, I help MFA's, PHds, and undergrads get degrees.

I don't understand the hype of it.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 06:31 PM
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I wish I could offer some encouragement but I absolutely hate postsecondary education. I tried it 3 separate times and I could not get through it. The entire structure was so dishonest I felt dirty just being there. 20 years later and those are the only nightmares I still have.

I agree with the others who commented to do what makes you happy. I did and I haven't regretted it for a second.
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posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: geezlouise

funny enough what you just said keeps making this video pop into my head.




posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: geezlouise

I would say, could you not get in at the ground level with a graphic design company, whether it be receptionist, or something of the like, perhaps they may offer an apprentice style role from time to time, where you could gin experience on the job and contribute to your portfolio?

Nothing ventured nothing gained, but at the end of the day you can't teach talent, merely nurture it, I'm sure if you shopped around and took the initiative something may come up trumps for you, people love a go-getter.

If not, then back to school, but it might be worth a shot to try the above first.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: solargeddon

some people I know just free lance. Well, one has a degree, not sure on the other. It's their portfolios that gets them future work.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 06:58 PM
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a reply to: Reverbs

Lol.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:11 PM
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A person does not need college to have a good life. I went to college for a few years, it was a waste of time. I got bored, I went out and learned a lot since I was in college, lots of really good experience.

It used to be if you wanted to get a good job, you went to college and studied hard. There were jobs for most graduates in their field back in the seventies. There aren't nearly as many jobs to fill as there are students now, so it is more of a waste of money now. With increasing technology there are less technical jobs and the only field that seems to be expanding is medical. That is why we all need to take our medications and get sicker, to supply work for these people. Who cares if medications cause side effects, people need employment.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: geezlouise

Just read the book again.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: geezlouise

did you design your avatar?

if so you already have the skills.




posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 08:20 PM
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Normally I would say bite the bullet and finish the schooling. But you seem to know the material and in graphic design it is more about experience and ability than about the degree. So find a company to start at and work your way up.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 08:27 PM
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originally posted by: geezlouise
a reply to: MagesticEsoteric

lol and trying to star people's posts on my phone makes me feel incredibly inadequate and challenged at times, both physically and mentally.


You are in the presence of the best and worst of humanity on this site.... actually that is the internet as a whole, not just here. Lol

Don't waste another moment worrying about others opinions and your silly insignificant mistakes while you are here.

You will figure it all out as you go.

We all started here from the beginning.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: geezlouise

There's two ways to land a decent job: You pay out for a degree, or you build up your resume by finding jobs in your field. If your major is in graphic design, then start by looking for jobs that pertain to things such as website design, something where you can visually create. My first few jobs were actually found on craigslist, and each opportunity gave me a couple new skills (the best by far was being able to play around with a micro-controller for a robot before the interview).

Once you have a bulked up resume, the degree becomes less important.

In your case, I'd also say freelancing (you do the job on your own terms), or contractor-based (company "rents" you to other companies to get their work done) would be another route.

So, I say don't look at the degree, but look for a starter job in your field directly. Even if you stay with that job 6 months, it still counts towards your overall experience stat.

-fossilera



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: MagesticEsoteric

That's not really true, a professor once told me that the degree does not get you the job, you get the job.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: geezlouise


Borrow a lot of money, get an LLC, go into business and join the fantastic world of entrepreneurship.

Then hire people to do all the work and sell the business to them after it becomes successful. American capitalism is a beautiful thing.


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