I'm already old and getting back into school. Want to make money and have a job I don't hate.
Union labor is wide open and you'll learn to love it, at least for the benefits. The whole college bubble burst about twenty five years ago so if you have to ask strangers what to do it's not worth your time or money. Is what it is.
Yes that's exactly how I feel. Good post.
Don't think I want to be a carpenter. That's like a male-dominated field full of crazy conservative guys, from what I've seen.
What do you like doing? Are you analytical? Do you have a mind for math? Do you enjoy working with people? Fuck even your MBTI type would be better than nothing. It's hard to give someone advice with no information.
INFP. Yes analytical mind. I love math but haven't taken calc yet so it's basic stuff. I've enjoyed programming. Currently work as a nurse aide and love it lots but it pays shit. Being a nurse wouldn't be as good because there's less time with people. I'm introverted and shy but like people still.
Computer science is a fun major. Software companies pretty commonly use a style of task giving that's largely self-driven... they say, 'we need <some feature done> here are the tasks we broke it up into for you all to complete'... and then you just pick what you want out of the task board. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanban_(development)
Workplaces are also very casual unless you're at IBM or something; lax dress codes, good company events, letting you come in almost as late as you want, easy to schedule vacations (because, hey, it's not like you taking a break from working on a feature for 2-3 days is going to really affect much), etc.
Also great job prospectives.
But >>16865255 is right. Just pick anything and go from there. Switching majors once or twice is common, and almost every major has some basic, required classes: English, Math, Humanities, Sciences, etc. Just pick a major and use electives and basic requirements in your first year to explore your interests. It's how I learnt I'd hate to major in physics and chemistry.
>Pick a major that seems interesting.
No No No.
Don't do that. I did that. I study math and I hate it and I can't get a job.
Learn something interesting later. Pick a major that will make you money. Then, once you have money, buy books about that thing which was "interesting" or pay for the tuition to get and take more classes/get another degree if you really want.
You need motivation? Money. Money is your motivation. Choose a major that will make you money.
Like a double major math and finance, or even just math and computer science. Something like that.
If you thought a degree would give you a job you've already lost.
On /adv/ I like to give OP the benefit of the doubt and assume they aren't THAT retarded.
Do what you love to do and then find where you are comfortable. The only people who talk about making your life about money are the people who don't have it.
Also, finishing my math degree. How can you not get a job?
(Unless you studied pure math lol)
>I study math
>I can't get a job
So much for that 300k starting, huh? But really, money isn't everything, and any degree can land something if you used your time in college properly (ie. interning usually).
I'm an undergraduate. What do you mean unless I studied pure math? Of course I studied pure math it's just a standard undergraduate degree up through analysis, algebra, a little topology, etc.
Trying to become an actuary anyway though.
Fuck it man, you know what?
Do a triple major with finance, math, and computer science.
If you do it, and you commit yourself to it, you'll reap the benefits of that for a very long time.
That's my exact point.
I liked pure math when I was a freshman, so I majored in it.
Now I fucking hate it and I want out. I don't want to go to grad. school with this. And nobody is willing to give me an internship.
Got any actual advice instead of calling me a "physical meme"?
Yeah, I do. But I was saying I just "majored in something interesting" like everyone said and now I'm a math major with no idea how to get a good job, so I'm jumping on board the actuary thing and passing the actuary exams and fitting a few "Actuarial Statistics" courses in my last semester as a kind of desperate attempt at becoming employable.
Well I wanted to go to graduate school out of college. Then I realized I don't ever want to do research in this again and took a bunch of graduate courses in math and my grades dropped (not too badly, but enough that getting into graduate school will be significantly harder), and frankly I just want to work.
I'm ready to go out and work hard and make a contribution. I don't enjoy college anymore, I want to work on real projects and start my career.
So basically, I did know that ,but things just changed.