what do you do to pay for this shit
Student: no, never went
Job: music composer for tv and ads
its pretty cool
Student: moving to Stockholm to study some manner of engineering this year. Love versatile professions.
Job: Work at a magazine and run my own company that sells socks. I make a lot of money off of it for someone my age, might quit engineering mid-studying to run the company full time, but I'd want to move to the US in that case to lower the tax burden. You can't become rich-rich by working for a salary, only well off. In any case, I make enough money to pay off rent and buy clothes. I don't buy any pieces that cost more than 150 bucks unless it's a suit.
Student: Graduating this year
Job: Freelance cameraman/photographer. Intern in marketing and advertising in a bank
Student: some college, didnt finish
Job: wage slave, drug dealer, general denzien/hoodlum (very white non-nigger)
I feel like i missed the opportunity to be young and successful.
23 feels so fucking old...
I literally dont do shit anymore because i figure it's too late for me to become exceptionally good at anything anymore.
feels bad man
teach english in Vietnam because i got a history degree
rate my look
Student: Was supposed to go to an art academy, skipped a year and decided not to do it at all.
Job: Busboy, I make good money for someone living at home. But With the intent of moving out this or next year, I'm either going to have to move up to waiter or get an additional job.
Student: University of Western Ontario
I work during the summer to pay for school+clothes, last summer was customer service at bell so very non-/fa/. Going to school for media, I want to start a business building/designing brands for startup companies so fairly /fa/ I guess.
>went one year to art school, turned out i couldn't afford it and had to drop out. now paying back 25k worth of uncovered tuition plus whatever loans i took out
>wage cuck at michaels arts and crafts
Student: studied sequential art for a year but that's it
Job: unemployed, unless you count growing and occasionally selling weed as a job
Thank god I love the comfy thrift store aesthetic because I can't afford anything else.
Student: Some decent Uni in Va studying Information Systems
Job: Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Life's p good. Graduating later this year, going to sudy in Australia for a couple of months. Have a gf. Acne gone.
Goals for this year are to spend some more $ on clothes because half of my wardrobe is where i want it to be while the other half isn't exactly bad but I wouldn't call it effay.
Also to get a job the pays atleast $60k immediately after graduating.
it will be if I can get get in to second year, its kinda scary, only 80 people get accepted and TAs can just fuck you over. Man if I can though, it'll be the perfect route to building some sort of branding empire.
parents never graduated high school and were clueless about the college process and my senior class got very minimal advising so i went into the whole college thing blind.
art school was amazing and i was exceptional at what i did and i got a large scholarship but it wasn't enough and all the financial advisers i sought out just kinda pushed me around
life kinda fucked me in the ass but i'll figure my shit out i guess
Quit my job selling shoes a month ago since I had enough saved up and I hated it but I'm applying for a job at a hippie grocery store tomorrow. Hoping it will be less soul crushing than shilling nikes all day.
its very competitive but if you have the talent for music and have a high turnaround (sometimes contracts are given to you with a single day to complete 30-45 second songs that need to be perfect for the advertiser) you'll be golden. movies are obviously different - can span from no creative freedom to complete control and usually you have months to complete a project. i haven't done any work for TV yet, but i'm in the process of pitching music (of my own alias) to publishers.
its been said so much but the industry is really who you know and is hard to break into. i got lucky and met some people who enjoyed my work and it just branched off from there.
i was working on a dual degree; one was a bachelors in fine arts and the other a masters in art education. i was intending to work in children's media as a creator (books, tv shows etc.) and/or an art teacher. im still desiring a career in illustration and children's media but im also looking at careers in publishing and psychology or even getting a cosmetology license. whatever pays the bills i guess!
thank you for you well wishes, they mean a lot.
Student: Masters degree in Engineering from Stanford (recent grad)
Job: I analyze structures under earthquake loading lol, pay is a joke for living in an expensive city.
Buying second hand shit lol
I just do things that are low effort and high payout. I doubt I will ever hold down a real job. I don't care about the prospect of prison that much because I generally steer away from drugs.
My first bigger payout was $40k when I was 19, from a poker tournament. I don't have the nerve to do that for a living, and probably couldn't. I applaud people who can.
It wasn't sudden though, I played dozens of tournaments with 50-100 bucks buyins without winning a dime.
Selling stolen goods is fairly lucrative, if you can hook up with foreigners that just want to offload stuff quickly.
I think one of the lowest risk, biggest reward schemes out there is match fixing. I don't mean the big league stuff, I mean local college level games and 2-3rd division sports.
It doesn't take much effort and persuasion of young players to perform certain actions on the field, but there's a generous payout if they follow through and you bet on these actions on various sites
(I'm paying a chinese person to coach me on bet layering on skype atm, there are all sorts of algorithms on these sites that try to detect whether you're truly a casual player or involved in the match results).
I don't generally view myself as a bad person, I just don't feel like working for money in the traditional sense is worth it. Now I can make about 150k+ a year without physically harming anybody. I think it's worth it.
But I also don't want to pick up a disciple and stick to it. I don't want my identity to be a fence, counterfeiter, fixer or dealer. I don't want a pseudoidentity like that. I just want to exist and then die off some day. I don't want a profession or identity.
I own a business, am a personal trainer and I also play guitars in bars 3-4 times a week.
Will be joining the army as a physical training instructor next year and aspire to one day train the SAS and hopefully the spetsnaz.
Student: failed physics for 2 years, currently trying to figure out what to switch to as a major
I organise online video game tournaments though and am starting writing articles for a news site soon, but i do it for free.
I guess I should also mention I have a few solo photography exhibitions this year, I will be interning as a curator for some other exhibitions, and I am travelling abroad in June to participate in some workshops which has been funded by a scholarship I won from the Australian government.
why not, this can help people improve t get a more fashionable lifestyle, not mine ofc
Student: Management student, trying to get into Industrial Design to three best unis in my country
Job: Used to be a waiter, now i make bags and sell tthem, starting my own brand/company with a friend, probably get into some corporative as a jr or something while i study
>I feel like i missed the opportunity to be young and successful
i feel you man, dont feel bad, i´m in my last management semester and i have a 24yo dude and a 26 mother studying with me, believe it or not, its never too late if you are actually competititve, coompanie prefer younger people because they´re healthy and they´re easier to manipulate
in other words
Student: Couple years of University
Job: Lab Assistant in a hospital. It's hard to be effay in scrubs. Dat lab coat doe.
You don't make 85k post dot com boom.
Ohai Patrick :3
job: Police officer, nsw aus.
used to be an art major and graduated but couldnt make shit with it so im a cop now. pretty sweet gig, get 6 weeks off each year and work 16 days out of every month
Student: dropped out of physics bachelor this year
Job: no job, no idea what to do with my life and i dont think its worth it having a job making 5 euros/hour.
I have some sort of anxiety for doing things like getting a new job or getting a drivers license or basically anxiety to start doing things that will ultimately have a positive influence on my life, because im scared to be in a vulnerable position and have always regretted stuff i did impulsively. My school class was full of insecure and tasteless children who all wanted to fit in and bully anyone who was different, so basically i drilled myself to say nothing and show no emotion when i wanted to react to something out of fear of saying some stupid thing i could get bullied for. This caused me to become very shy and silent and only people who know me for a long time really know the true me. This has also caused me to never be able to start a relationship with a girl, because i basically need to know her for a couple years before i can start behaving normally around her. Fortunately im good looking and my friends and girls who know me well dont understand how i dont have more game. So yeah life is kinda shitty right now although its getting better, but the behaviour you were drilled to have in your childhood is hard to get out of you.
Thinking about starting philosophy bachelor next year, but not sure i also get really fascinated by crazy people and think it would be amazing to talk with them so thats more like psychology right? well idk i know i am attention whoring
Student: Some shit degree in marketing
Job: Right now I have no job but I'm going to work for General Motors in a couple months making cars in a factory. It pays decent enough to buy some expensive shit and live nicely but I'm not going to be rich.
hey bro, could you give me some tips on how to bust into composing with no education?
i never went to college but i have scored two small films. im talented enough just got no connections
>"Hey man what are you working on"
>"Just a small jingle for a used car company commercial"
>"Can I hear it?"
>[At Goldberg's Honda and Subaruuu, We sell Hondas and Subaruuuus]
Lol fuck outta here
you're well on your way. i'd say just keep the people you work with as close contacts, and always try and keep up a working/casual relationship with them.
also try hitting up post-production houses, advertising agencies, search up local films and find out who directed them and get in with them, find local musicians and go to gigs and drop a business card and meet people.
depending on your specialty, get a demo reel going on like vimeo or some shit.
print good business cards (moo is lit), and also maintain an aesthetic/brand for yourself. either hire a designer or learn it yourself, and become a brand/identity rather than a random kid trying to write songs.
nah it's national ads, not local. very different. sometimes they license songs from artists and other times theres a demo budget for original compositions (which is where i come in)
ive already done all that shit my problems just that im in a bad location it seem like. one of the films i did actually got pretty big attention. a lot of people like my shit i just cant figure out how to translate my passion into dollars. i have the market. you got an email i can hit you up?
Anyone in here go to fashion school? I'm a first year biology student, but I've always wanted to work in fashion. I'm considering switching fully to fashion, but I've been told by everyone in my family that art schools breed failures and that STEM is my only option. What do you anons think?
i was told the same thing, i dropped out of engineering to study fashion, i now do atelier work for a major label. no regrets, but please, dont study fashion just coz you think its cool, actually finishing any serious fashion program is hard work, and requires serious dedication and talent.
How the fuck does this even work? I don't understand. I have no idea what I want to do at college but getting anything other than a STEM or law degree seems like you couldn't get a job afterwards. People tell you to do whatever you want and encourage you saying that anything is possible, but that's not the case when doing an arts degree gets you a job at Mcdonalds after 3 years of work.
I saw a job that was recruiting a student out of college and paid 45k starting, all it required as a bachelor of science minimum because it was lab work.
SAP WM consultant
do some easy BI contracts too
making about 80k
no college, sometimes lie
Why do you think that exactly?
There's not a finite age limit to the vast majority of things. The bigger mistake is to do nothing, to stay mediocre for your entire life. Don't do it!
>Account manager in a social media agency.
>My clients are some of the biggest retail and FMCG entities in the country.
>Make social media ad strategies for these clients and support marketing operations.
>Have assisted with some of the most successful retail operations in the history of each company.
>Wear Rick to work but want to start copping more Ann D
It's sales bruh you ask them some questions and then make up some BS about cushion and support if they're old or if they're young you point them to a more expensive shoe and talk up how popular and cool that model is even when it's hideous. Really diabolical stuff.
Student: Graduating fall this year w/political science and audio production degree
Job: I make pre-packaged sandwiches for a chain grocery store. It's just me by myself listening to music from 4am till 10am most days
School: No college but want to go eventually.
Job: Vending/Cooler Repairman
It pays really well but the work is tiring and the hours are long. Its a production warehouse so we have to reach a certain number everyday before we can go home. I want to start my own business eventually though.
I wanna get a few more years of account management experience before either:
a) Moving to a full service advertising agency as an account director / client services director.
b) Fucking off with the contacts I have and starting my own agency
c) Jumping in-house to a brand I really like.
Pretty happy with where I am though so I'm just going with the flow really.
Student: high school senior
Job: I get paid 400 euros per month to live (aka allowance)
Borrowed 150k from dad and will start my own business probably in May or June, depending on how bureaucratic my country will be.
Student: College senior, just accepted into law school
Job: Intern for an indie record label--job offer lined up.
Don't really know what i'm gonna do, but leaning holding my law school place, taking the label job, make some money then going to law school after a year or two.
Student: PPE oxford university
Job: photograph semi professionally, sell clothes, bet on sports
I put my parents in loads of debt to do a pointless degree. Im hoping I can get a job as something to make it all worth while. Sorta been contemplating killing myself, but that doesn't seem fair to anyone. I've always felt more intelligent than everyone else yet at the same time extremely inferior.
You're me, but I'm in Chicago. I'm looking to break into the NYC scene, likely moving there within the next 6 months. I've got contacts at 11Madison and Le Bernardin. Are you worth connecting with?
If it isn't a T14 or a T1 with a full ride, do not go.
Law degrees are not profitable unless you're at the bleeding top of the distribution curve. This graph - while old - is very, very accurate (though keep in mind this is a distribution of entry-level salaries).
18 (graduated high school a month after I turned 17)
Was studying chemistry, but dropped out once I realized how terrible I was during class, lab was the only place I did really well.
Planning on going for a translation career.
>The perk of not living in America: You only pay the semester you're entering.
Audio editing and graphic design (pamphlets, posters, stickers, mascots) for a medical company.
I really should learn a third language already, fuck. Since it's a graduating requirement for language career, I want to breeze through it.
Student: Second semester community. Getting an associates in business and then transferring to Uni for management information systems or something else. Wish I could be a history professor but it doesn't seem like a viable or rewarding pursuit. Could use some guidance but I'm smart and the people who I want to like me do like me so I think I will be alright.
Job: Barista at Starbucks, in communication with a connection so that I could possibly become a bank teller for $15/hr which would be a lot nicer.
Former gambler here. Literally the only tennis match I've ever bet on was Sloane Stephens beating Serena in the 2013 Aussie Open. She was something north of +1000, but I just happened to be watching the preview and saw Serena was injured. I just wish I had put down actual money instead of just a cheeky fiver.
>tfw studying Neuroscience (2nd year)
>not feeling going into research for the rest of my life
>friend's dad works in mass tort, attempted to explain to me a little bit what he does
>had law bouncing around in my head for various other reasons, and this really made it stick with me
Should I even bother studying for the LSATs and killing myself over applying to good law schools, or should I just slit my wrists and be a good boy who probably ends up studying for MCATs anyway and hating himself for choosing a non passionate career path?
I've seen you post the lawschool megathread and I've read it over a bunch of times... I think I'm too stupid to be deterred by it.
>Is there any intersection between law and medicine that would potentially keep me engaged in that way, or should I really have a pharmaceutical degree for that
>Will I die alone
>Why do I think you'll have answers to these questions that will sate some of my anxiety
>College: Sophomore at Stanford working towards a BS in Geophysics
>Job: Trust fund baby and freelance photographer. The trust fund is exactly how it sounds and my photography is $370 per two hour session plus any additional fees. It's more than enough to pay all of my nonexistent bills.
Student: College of Tourism (Not really planning to do anything with that but parents and gf insisted on having a degree)
Job: Call Center (managing the schedule of a cleaning company in London)
I'm in a poor country and I am a middle-class pleb, can't afford much, however the pay is good if we base it on the country I live in.
focus more on composition than anything with that path of study; audio engineering pays literally nothing and is an awful industry, but if you can WRITE and produce you become a whole new level of employable. you wouldnt believe the 'audio engineers' i know who don't make or understand music.
same, although channelling things creatively really helps make some good $$$ when you are completely fucked as a person
do you have any hobbies you are able to work on and potentially swing into a freelance career?
thats pretty /fa/. making an impact on kids lives is lit
just be the unforgettable cool teacher
22 working in a Korean company in the US. Was hired as a social media consultant but got shuttled around and now just translate and copyedit because I'm one of 3 native English speakers in the office.
Nice, I'm jelly as fuck
24 good for nothing piece of shit here
Currently studying physics but I have come to realize this is not for me at all
I'd consider being a teacher /fa/. You make an impact on kids lives more than ppl would think. I can name a few teachers I've had in my life really that really influenced to not only do better academicly but to also be a better person.
Student: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Job: Head Lifeguard - Paid 11.25/hr.
Play drums in a post-rock (think first-wave stuff) band. Releasing our debut album on February 19th, so that's exciting. Hoping to travel a lot one day as a consultant for I/O.
I'm 22 and work at a hole in the wall buy/sell/trade electronics store for old vinyls/vidya/and movies.The place is run by me and and a couple other 22 year old crop top wearing grunge chicks and slackercore smokers. The owner couldn't give less of a shit so we basically do whatever we want. We mostly talk about movies, music, and games from the 70's and 80's, smoke outside, and talk about the future.
How do you rate that /fa/?
Congrats! Hope the album goes well.
Consider transitioning into an engineering major. Most of your physics credits will likely carry over.
Traditional white houseplant job at a Chinese or Korean company. Sucks but a lot of people do that for whatever reason.
>Not really planning to do anything
Grow a pair.
Considered studying for your CPA or something?
I believe most outfits in Japan require it, but it doesn't have to be a teaching/English degree.
Sorry for the delay on this.
You should study and apply but carefully. If not a T14 or T1 + full ride, don't go. Don't ever go to medical school - or law school - out of obligation, both are currently bad investments for 99.9% of people. That said, you should see what pathways are available to you.
Intersections between law and medicine: pharmaceutical antitrust (not fun), pharmaceutical patent (fun), mass tort (maybe fun), some aspects of criminal law (very fun). There are a LOT of well-paid MD/JDs out there for those categories, esp. in the mass tort world. Your Neuro degree would also get you into general patent prosecution/litigation work, probably somewhere nice. All of these jobs would be just as intense as research, though, so there is no "easy" path.
tl;dr: You sound like a smart dude. Stop worrying and just dip your toes in both pools. The LSAT isn't something you study for, it's more like training for a marathon, so it won't be much of an investment. Take a STRICTLY TIMED(!) practice test a day for a month, take the test, see how you do. If it's anywhere between 170-180, you could probably slide into a good law school cheaply. Appease your parents and also take the MCAT. Then, results in hand, evaluate your options. The medical world 'aint great either - my ex was in med school for neuro and it wrecked her, part of the reason she's my ex.
yeah this is just one of many jobs I've had while I'm at Uni. No one ever works here long. They either graduate and start careers or get fired for doing some dumb ass shit (when I say we can do whatever we want that's mostly true, so long as it isn't really stupid and you don't get caught)
>B.A. in psychology
>Craft beer sales
I do outside sales for a well-known craft brewery. Salary is 55,000 plus 10,000 bonus. I get really good perks as well which include:
-company car (all costs including gas are paid by company)
-Company credit card w/ large expense account for travel and entertainment
Basically I oversee a few distributors during the day to make sure sales are growing, and also set up and execute promotional events for the brand. The job is a lot of work, but it's really fun and I get to talk about and drink great beer everyday. I also get to meet a lot of new people and do something different everyday. I also just work out of a home office and can pretty much wear whatever I want to work everyday. I really couldn't be happier.
It's funny, I never really see anyone else in this line of work in job threads.