Who else here has a fucking useless degree that won't get them anywhere except flipping burgers?
>24 years old
>BA in English Literature (YES, YES I KNOW)
>Literally couldn't pass anything else, just wanted a degree in *something*
>No job experience longer than one year that isn't retail or something menial.
The worst part is that somehow my resume still gets interviews, only for me to fuck that up because I have no relevant experience to cite for whatever job I'm applying for. I once got an email saying I was turned down because the examples I provided from my shitty hourly jobs were not at the "level of complexity" require for the position.
Should I just give up civilian life and join the military? Would having a degree at all mean anything in there?
>get music degree
>teach piano to kids and conduct local choirs
>stable, decent income straight off university
>moved in with cute, smart girl who plays the violin
Everything went better than expected, senpai.
Bachelor of Science, Zoology
Master of Science, Zoology
Might as well write my name on a piece of toilet paper and show it to employers. I tried getting a job with the BSc and failed, and because I'm a fucking retard I did the masters thinking it would help my chances.
Yes, there is. But you have to work hard. If you slack, you'll get nowhere. I got where I'm at by practicing from 5 til 8 every afternoon monday-thursday in high school, every week. Music degrees are no joke. There's a lot of theory and a massive amount of practicing to be done.
Most music degrees have their applicants perform an audition consisting of obligatory repertoire and self chosen repertoire. For my piano application, I played a prelude and fugue by Bach, a movement from a Beethoven sonata, a Chopin etude and one of my own inventions. There's also a theory and ear training test.
>*music plays on speaker*
>"The music is written on this sheet, but some of the notes are written wrong. Draw a circle around the wrong notes."
If you're serious about music studies, you'll investigate where you can study music and what application procedures they operate with, and be well prepared for your audition.
I forgot to add:
Don't bother getting a music degree if you
a) Don't want to teach, ever
b) Aren't exceptionally talented on your instrument
c) Aren't exceptionally talented at writing music
If you are exceptionally talented, or if you don't mind teaching, a music degree can be very helpful. If neither, don't bother.
>Music degrees are no joke.
Yes they are. Stopping talking bullshit. Most people with a music degree won't get a music job. Even those who become teachers struggle to get a music teaching job.
A degree is judged on it's overall worth, not the "one or two" who succeed. It should be useful to the large majority of graduates, but it's not.
>practices instrument for three hours a day, four days a week
Does this mean I can just fuck around after 8 pm and play games? My last degree required me to study about eight hours per day outside of classes.
>my last degree
I was talking about high school, you illiterate nigger, not university. Also, consider the fact that these daily 3 hours of practice were after school, before I got started on homework.
Studying for the degree itself is all right because there are not so many classes to attend, so you get to practice a lot on day time.
Off topic: Testing senpai. F a m. F.a.m.
I could swear "senpai" in my earlier post got corrected to "senpai" by 4chan.
I have a degree in design.
I worked for a bit, now I'm going to do a bachelor of fine art.
It's nice not having to do number-crunching drudgery and monotonous excel spreadsheet shit
I got an A.S. in Digital Arts. I did look into some storyboard gigs but the pay is absolutely horrible, especially for central California. I realized I love to draw, but not enough to live off of pennies with a bunch of roommates. I'm just glad I didn't go for a Bachelor's, my buddy is 60k in debt with his video game degree.
>degree in political science
>sell insurance for state farm
>hate my life
>hate my boss
>technically my degree isn't worthless since it helped me get a somewhat above average paying job but t b h I wish everyday I was back selling tickets for my local theater. At least I got to fuck around for most of my shift and I somewhat enjoyed what I did and the people I worked with
>Called out sick monday to interview at a law firm for a data entry/receptionist/paralegal gig
>Should receive a call or e-mail tomorrow with the results
>Don't think I'll get it. Don't know what I'll do if I don't
I'm torn. What's even worse is my bosses' cunt wife is coming back from vacation tomorrow. She makes my life a living hell- if I don't get the data entry/paralegal gig I might just put in my two weeks notice, find a service industry job/beg my old boss for my comfy job back and try to pick up some online free lancing work.
I'm going back to grad school in 21 months after my gf graduates from college and I need to be financially responsible until then so I can save up a bit of money because fuck going deeply into debt to pay for a degree that might or might not end up working out for me.
As for why I got my degree- everyone in my family had one, I got accepted into a decent college and I had the opportunity to graduate a couple years early with no debt so there wasn't a lot of pressure to get a good return on my investment.
Once I started my freshman year I started drinking heavily by myself, I spent way too much time on 4chan and the rest is history.
Quit drinking a little while back and fuck can life be a bitch sometimes.
>STEM but can't get internships
>did nothing for year because no one told me
>try for two years but no experience probably ruined my applications passing
>now last year and still no experience but hopefully having all but one important class done will get me in
This is going to be the most stressful year of my life, checking every damn day on my phone/email for a fucking internship. If I don't get one in 1 month I'll die from a stroke and heart attack. If I live past that I'll just kill myself from shame of having to apply to McDonalds with an engineering degree because no FUCKIN GINTERNSHIP
BS in psychology. I wanted to do research and like a dumbass got all butthurt when I didn't get in Stanford grad program. I worked doing some airport shit for a whiwhile, good pay but hated the exposure to the elements and getting dirty. I wanted to take a break a collect my thoughts, quit full time and got a prn gig as psych tech in loony bin. I always told myself I would never do clinical or psych because they were the gayest forms of psychology, barely above cbt and talk therapy. The pay is shit, but hours are great, 12 hour shifts and at night. I decided I actually kind of like it. It's still nowhere near anything to do with psychology, so rather than go be a failure and do clinical I decided I might as well go psych and enter an rn program. Ideally I'd do critical care like a cvicu, ultimately leading to anesthesia, but I could be happy and fulfilled as a psych nurse practitioner. A doctor is still a doctor, even if it's not a PhD a DNP is still above the pathetic joke that is a PsyD. There are dual doctoral programs available, leading to PhD and DNP. That wwould be best since researchis still an option. I won't get butthurt and protest by dropping out if the VA or Wakeforest won't accept me. I'll apply to those two dream colleges, my alma mater, and a couple other nearby schools and take the best one that accepts me for anesthesia, and if none then I'll just be a nurse practitioner.
Just a tip for any others who fell for the good grades meme, stop doing that. Grades don't mean shit. My nose is constantly brown now but I've gotten more contacts and promising leads the last 6 months than my entire time as an undergraduate. Don't be afraid to be a pushy asshole. I went in with an attitude that I have nothing to lose. After being sick of jerked arouaround I started asking to see directors and it actually worked. They were impressed with my ballsy move and gave me their card and further leads. It was as simple as knowing the name and bluntly asking to see them.
I want to kill myself everyday for this choice I have made.
>with a public health undergrad
Lol. Pick one.
You're doing biology or premed if you want to go to med school, faggot.
There are too many people, and the job market is completely over saturated. Also, its one of the only fields were the new guys are preferred over the old because the field is still so rapidly changing, so the newer, fresher minds are desired.
All because people found out about how easy it is ;_;
Lol a biology degree is pretty shit for medical school actually, somethingl ike Biochemistry or Biomedical engineering is much better. Public health is pretty good too. And don't forget to get those hours doing shadowing, scribing, volunteering, and good MCAT score.
This whole "college is job training" thing is just getting fucking ridiculous. The bachelor's degree doesn't even need to exist for most fields at all.
College was the worst decision I ever made.
CS is one of those degrees where you can pretty much learn everything you need to know without actually having the degree itself. Except you pretty much always need it for the sake of having an actual degree.
>tfw you're about to sign up for english literature because your parents just want you to do anything but no major seems appealing to you
English lit sounds pretty chill, is it really that hard to get a job.. well it's not like I want a job anyway.
I can definitely see CS being superior as a minor to compliment something else once the craze dies down. Econ major with CS minor here, just had a guy say if he can he'll hire me out of college when the time comes based on the combination of those two, not the first person to say so either.
OP here. That's literally what I did.
Don't do it. Unless you have an inherent desire to teach either high school english or go for your MA and try for the collegiate level, DO NOT major in English for the sake of having a degree.
If you want the usual "bullshit degree for the sake of having a degree", just go with a bog-standard BS in business admin.
In this economy, it's an unwise decision to simply go to college for a personal enrichment degree unless you're sufficiently wealthy enough to afford it.
A degree, unfortunately, -is- judged on it's worth. It's an investment, and if you cannot make a return on your investment, then you are suffering a loss and a possible lifetime of being in massive debt without the means to pay it back.
Promotions and higher pay. Also, some companies like IBM are now no longer taking in new hires unless the person has a bachelor's degree.
From what I gather, in the military you have to have a bachelor in order to be an officer, but if you do not have one then just grunt work is available.
Bachelors is the new GED of the 21st century because standards have dropped so drastically.
It saddens me that I will have to make the same mistake you did, but I'm literally out of options.
Deadline for the summer terms is tomorrow and I did not do enough research to find something that I might like.
If I do anything with maths I will kill myself and business sounds really boring tbhdesu
I told all this to my parents but they are literally forcing me to just do ANYTHING and they believe I will "find my path" from there.
>graduate 2.5 years ago with a history degree
>submitted ~75 job applications
>only got 3 interviews for jobs that paid $30k
>didn't get hired by any of them
>have a personal crisis of not knowing what to do with my life if I can't even get a shit job
>decide to get a masters in something useful
>first I need to raise the money for it
>get a demeaning full-time job at target that created a huge chip on my shoulder
>after 10 months of that I have the money for most of grad school
>manage to get into MS finance program
>now I'm looking for internships this summer
>100+ applications submitted
>1 office interview, and 1 phone interview
>both for $65k jobs
>don't get hired by either of them
just gonna keep applying to everywhere, at least I got 4 grand in scholarships from my 3.8 GPA
Music majors just like pre med and engineering commit many hours to their degree because of the required rehearsals and practices.
The only problem is unless you are exceptionally talented to where you can join an orchestra, and if you're one of those you dont need a degree in the first place.
But most spend all of those hours slaving away to the studies and their instrument just to get a job as an assistant director because band directors and college music professors do not let go of those jobs.
To apply for a college music professor job, you have to do many things competing against 60 or so people for one spot who all have docterates because that is what is required to teach music in college.
Point is its not worth it in my opinion to go through all that trouble just to make 35k a year.
You have to really love what you're doing to be happy with the reality of the outcome.
Also in highschool only 5% truly appreciate music, most are in band because they want a club to be in with their friends and they cant do sports
This thread is why im going to get a masters in accounting and my CPA.
I may not fully enjoy it as I would a history or poly sci degree, but the fact is college has become such a money making scheme that not many degrees have the pay out for the huge demands that are required to be put in
I cant do pre med, or engineering so a financial type buisness degree is my best bet.
Corporate accounting or forensic accounting doesnt sound all that boring desu
my history GPA was 2.75, I only got in because my GRE math score was very good (top 14% of test takers) and the business school was being forced to accept more students by the university because its a state school that wants more money
I know exactly why, it's because grades don't mean shit.
I should have done more than one semester of research assistant and more clubs and shit. I was president's list every semester except the last, where I made dean's list. I'm not going to apply to the nation's best program with just a 2.0. Part of it is also because I'm white and male, but affirmative action really just means they reserve seats for non-whites only, whites still get in, they just need more than good grades to make it.
Your degree doesn't matter for undergrad. As long as you do well in all the prerequisites for the school you're applying for, keep a good GPA (science GPA and regular GPA), get a good MCAT score, and gather enough relevant clinical experience you're fine.
They judge you on everything. If you're a poli sci major with a 4.0, a 42 MCAT, and shit tons of experience you'll beat out some average joe biochem major easily. The only reason people pick biology-related majors is because the med school prerequisites are built into the major.
Do not do it.
If you're only going to college to get a degree and don't give a shit about anything, do something like accounting, econ, or finance. Those majors are soul crushing and boring as shit but they're always in demand so at least you can find a job somewhere.
That being said, don't be afraid to try out some weird classes for your lib studies requirements to see if some other subject piques your interest.
Just came to say I don't belong in this thread.
BS Information Systems
MCSE Server infrastructure
I'm a sysadmin making 90k
So glad I listened to my dad and didn't get a retarded degree.
>I'm a sysadmin making 90k
I hate you with every fiber of my being.
Seriously though, what DO you do with a BA in English?
You don't need a degree to be a writer, editor, or anything like that. Other than teaching English I see no point, and if you speak English you already know everything you need to know to do that.
English isn't really the worst degree, it's just that you're expected to go on to graduate school with it and get your Masters in something more specialized.
But a lot of English majors sit on their ass and just go to classes expect a job will fall in the lap after four years.
I know this, I was one of them.
If you actually put in as much work in college as the people with "useful" degrees you'd be fine.
nigga you can get jobs with that, you just got to lower your standards and apply for things the might not be exactly in the field but just require a generically sciencey background. for example, working in a milk testing lab. motherfuckers need to make sure total bacteria counts are within acceptable limits
That's for code monkey garbo jobs that get outsourced to curryville.
If you want the real high paying engineering jobs you need a degree (also you will be doing little to no coding)
Idk, I really don't want a job in that field though, sounds horrible
Right now I don't want any job, I just hope that will change with time, if needed my parents will probably support me changing my major
If my mindset doesn't change I will work toward becoming a librarian or something along those lines, sounds comfy as hell since I could read books all day.
Librarian jobs aren't in demand, and the majority of the work involves heavy archiving, indexing and graduate studies.
Also if your parents are anything like most, the mentality changes once you're 21+ and the expectation changes from "Just focus on school." to "You need to get a job that you can start supporting yourself on", of which the latter is much, MUCH harder to achieve without a marketable degree.
Wrong, most English majors around here become technical writers. Of course this almost always requires you to have at least a basic knowledge on which you are writing, around here in the silicon valley many of them write manuals, press releases, technical reports, etc on computers and infotech
c'mon bro, I was just talking shit with my buddy the network engineer today, we were laughing at one of the remote sites using
on an esx host they just deployed
It's like, nigga, that's what the SAN is for, why didn't you put the thing in the cluster, what the fuck are you doing?
I know, that's why I said if someone is really that strapped to major in anything, then it's the safest option. Literally every Chad that goes to school on mommy and daddy's dime end up going for a BA in business, it's the arch-typical "normie" major.
>major in film
>quickly realize this is retarded especially where i live
>switch majors to environmental science
>still fucked up bad, jobs are shit(unless water consv concentration), and i dont give two fucks about the environment
i am generalizing based on the area im in i guess, lots of people around here are just into comp sci regardless of whether or not they studied it most programmers i know never studied it formally, so you are probably right that most technical writers studied their topics in general
It would be better if they got a degree in what they were writing about though, like >>25760777 said.
A writer with a poli sci degree is going to know a hell of a lot more about politics than one with an english degree. Same for any STEM-related field. I don't want an english major writing about epidemiological findings.
>Librarian jobs aren't in demand
Yeah this is a problem
>heavy archiving, indexing and graduate studies
I know, seems alright though
>the expectation changes from "Just focus on school." to "You need to get a job that you can start supporting yourself on"
Yeah my parents will probably never be happy with what I do since I can't really see myself being great at being independant, but for now I see no other choice but to do what they want really
>it's not about wanting a job anon, it's about needing one.
I know fampal, I'm just trying to make the best of my absolute lack of motivation by giving myself some kind of goal I can vaguely see myself doing. Honestly I don't know if I can even last in a job.
Well there surely are tons of people like me but I really don't think I will be able to power through any useful degree, school already took too much willpower
I have this one friend with near-savant levels of autism when it comes to programming. He works as a f/t webdev making about 65k annually.
The kicker? For pretty much the eight years of his life leading up to and during college he was strictly a programmer and software developer. In the end, he ends up working for a firm that mostly hires marketing and graphic design majors.
The fact that he's the only one that knows anything about coding and actual programming means they can't get rid of him even if he's a socially retarded fuckwit.
I'm doing a degree in translation (English and French) and I've just realised this year that I don't like the French language, so I'm dropping it, which will probably hold me back another year. I'm already 25, meaning I'll only graduate when I'm 28 and with no relevant experience. It's bad enough now because I can't find a decent part-time job as I fucked my life and am afraid I'll even get rejected from McDonald's.
I really don't know if I should continue with the degree or do a one year course in accounting or logistics and try to find a job from there.
>fell for the stem meme
>will spend whole life in front of screen not making a difference
>will never grow out of r9k at all
god i would kill myself if i had to stare at a computer for 8 hours everyday
Why don't you... just... move to canada?
Who /history/ here?
I was majoring in CS for my first semester but I can't do math so I switched after failing fucking pre-calc. I'm really scared about my prospects after graduation. It looks like my options are teaching and....teaching.
Maybe I can run away to grorious Nippon and teach English instead if I can't find work here
Jokes on you, I sit around talking shit all day with buddies. I do about 8 total hours of work a week. Leave whenever I feel like it.
I also get paid travel around the world to set up remote sites.
I did the same thing as you fAm, except I was failing calc 1. I don't mind history and actually want to try teaching so I can try and redpill so faggot high schoolers.
But then I start thinking how I'll never land a teaching job and how I want to kill myself
I was able to pass my statistics (I know its probably easier but whatever) class with a B, so I was probably just a dumb kid fresh out of high school who didn't know what he was doing. I also never studied once since I never studied in high school and thought I would get by just fine. It also didn't help that it was a 7:30AM class with a professor with a heavy Chinese accent. So I guess my stupid freshman ass just irreparably fucked my life up. Oh well, I'm in two deep to change majors again so I'll just have to accept my fate
Econ major. Working some garbage data entry job at a law firm that I only got because my dad is a lawyer there. I didn't know what I wanted to do in college and thought econ would be a good general degree, but I really didn't learn a single skill applicable to any jobs.
Thinking of going back to school for a Masters in Accounting and getting a CPA.
You have the degree, now take $60k in loans for pilot training, get your ratings, and join the airlines. Most major airlines require a bachelor's. It doesn't matter what it's in, just that it has to be from an accredited university. My old room mate's dad has a bachelor's degree in liberal arts, and flies a 767 for American. He's probably the richest man with a liberal arts degree.
>Would having a degree at all mean anything in there?
You can become an Officer, family. Every one of your normie subordinates will hate you for it, though. But nothing will have changed in that regard
Thats a load of shit, either you come off as a turd person, have literally nothing on your resume or are applying to the wrong places or just not trying
2.5 econ degree here, no one cares about gpa if you have more going on
Where are you located? I just graduated with econ, have multiple hot prospects and not for shit data work. What the hell do you mean you learned nothing relevant? Did you go to shit college?
Im wondering if the people posting about econ sucking on here have
>no networking (see terrible socially)
>nothing else on resume (what did you just spend the last 4 years doing besides school?)
>are looking in the wrong places/ not trying
This is baffling the fuck out of me right now. When I say I have an econ degree people are impressed, plus tons of places in my area say the following:
econ, finance, (sometimes business or engineering) preferred
>lower your standards
it doesn't work that way. over qualification is not a myth. they often turn people with degrees away for positions that don't need one even if it's in a completely different field, because overqualified people still expect more money and have the tendency not to stay very long and leave the moment something better comes along
>Go on job sites, indeed monster etc
>for search criteria just put economics
>go through search result jobs looking at requirements
>find jobs that mention econ degrees
>apply like a mother fucker
Also other things
>beef up your linked in, it should look corporate and professional
>resume- don't use a template, make one from scratch, well worded
>Network- talk to everyone, people you know in the workforce should know not only that you are a graduate but that you need a job
Also research, don't just wing your resume, spend a few hours a day researching how to craft the best one, same goes for the linkedin
Don't rest on your degree alone, when you get interviews make it clear that you are there to hustle with the energy you give off
I hope this doesn't fall on deaf ears here
>BA in anthropology
>working on double masters in anthropology and political science now because what else am I going to do with my time?
It's better than being neet desu. Will get to do some field work in Africa next semester paid for by the faculty. Aiming for a doctorate and a comfy teaching position.
I spent a semester on academic probation. I wrote a letter to the dean and also started smoking pot again. Once they let me back in I got straight As. Smoking weed helped me get my sleep and stress under control and I got my life back on track. Thanks marijuana.
>every relevant position needs 3 years experience, specific knowledge in that particular niche or you being an outright phd/manager who's in his 40s
>oh yeah, and theres 10 positions in the whole country, good luck!
Not the person you're writing to, but
>no networking (see terrible socially)
>nothing else on resume (what did you just spend the last 4 years doing besides school?)
I've never worked a day in my life
I'm so fucked, I'm applying to internships but no one is responding. I'm starting to fake work experience, just basic shit like data entry at local places. Still in my 3rd year and no debt (parents are paying).
I have a biology degree. It's somewhere between useless and semi-useful. I'm considering getting another degree, but in a different field. I just need to get a career going first so I can stop being so poor.
What degree are you thinking about?
I'm >>25760417 and >>25760569. I'm debating doing the same. Maybe going back for CS or some tech-related degree and do something in the biotech field. Just need to work for a year or so and save some money first.
>20 on the MCAT
That's rough anon. Cant you just retake it though? I know med schools don't like it if you take it too many times but I know a bunch of people who took it twice and got into med school.
only 65k? honestly thats a very reasonable living, especially if you are not in a expensive city. i lived in san jose, ca for 25k a year, and there are people poorer than me here. it depends on how low your standard of living is. i have internet, electricity, housing, food, and cell phone. pretty much all i spend money on.
My job pays for internet and full health care. I live alone and have fairly low expenses ($1600/mo all said and done), so it's not bad. I'm saving more than 50% of my take home pay. I just don't really care about anything.
Correct. A "librarian" requires a MLS. However, there are other library jobs which require just a Bachelors or even a High School diploma. The BIG issue is your experience with customer service. Also, many of the libraries where I live only offer part-time positions (anywhere from 12 hours per week to 18 hours to 24 hours). If selected you may work in the YPL Department (kids under 18 years old), or the Circulation Department, or the Reference Department. As for me, I work in the YPL Department and my position is a Page (I shelve books) and I work 12 hours a week.
I'm going for a history degree but thinking about switching to art. I guess I'm fucked either way so it shouldn't matter.
I don't know. I am hoping that I can settle into a career first, but I have thought about: CS, business, accounting, clinical lab science/medical lab tech, MBA (if its possible), a foreign language, (bio)informatics, and (bio)statistics.
BROS I'm majoring in chemistry and I fucked up in the past and I have the ability to do it and if I choose to major in it I'm going in deep like no going back deep so should I do it or is chemistry fucked? I want to try and get into pharmacy or something later on but is chemistry a trap or no
>I was majoring in CS
>but I can't do math
How does someone who cannot into math, end up thinking they can into programming in the first place?
I suppose it was an assumption that the educational institution would do it's job and instill expertise into the student but really, wasn't there a suspicion that if there was no affinity for one of the core technical subjects that there might be trouble down the work even if hard work brought a completed CS degree?
There are a small number of schools which offer an Associate;s degree in Library Science. One school in particular is entirely on-line (Dona Ana Community College in New Mexico). As for the schools for a MLS...they must be accredited by the ALA. All of the Librarian jobs I have looked at require a MLS from an accredited university. Last bit of info to expand your search...there are 4 types of libraries: public library, academic library, school library, and special library. Let me know if you have any questions.
I do to and can't remember using more than basic rithmatic, but that anon wants a full time career in programming so I assume if he is paid top dollar and has his own desk and dedicated job duties then there is a chance that some math intensive work will be dropped on his desk. What then?
anyone /communications/ here? on track to get a public relations degree
>tfw just wanna write science fiction
>chose communications because I took an intro class and was the fuckin best at it
>solo carried two games of review jeapordy
>that was a year and a half ago
>currently wishing I had just balls'd up and gotten an English degree so I could do what I love wasting money at a state school instead of just burning that money
People do CS so they can get a good coding/programming job.
An important thing to remember is that a ton of boomers and decent amount of Gen Xers got these types of jobs without CS degrees.
People want a CS job, and understand that they now need a CS degree to get a programming/coding job, but enough people don't understand that they will be weeded out by the CS degree requirements.
The sad thing is that so many employers require educational credentials FAR beyond what the job requires. Many of the people that get these jobs will feel overqualified and/or not challenged while the people that didn't get them might have been good fits.
ima pa major too. Im thinking about emphasising in city planning cuz my dads a civil engineer but i dont know i dont really care i dont know what else to do, inst working for the government a good gig? job security and benefits or something
History grad here. My degree isn't worth the paper it's printed on, but I'm shit at math so STEM wasn't an option and I have no clue what I want to do with my life so I went with the one subject I mildly enjoy.
>24 years old
>last year of comp sci
>Can pass everything with ease because i actually know my shit
>I feel like i wasted the last 4 years of my life, achieved nothing
>Don't know what to do once i get this degree
Is this what it feels like to be a grown up?
poli/his is useful, but you have to be willing to: teach, go into academia, or be a politician, and you gotta be able to talk to people for any sort of role in that. Not a robot job.
>work student jobs at uni
>think im moving up in the world
>year goes by
>cant get jobs
>become desperate for work
>resort to applying to shitty retail and restaurants
>everyone asking for work history and professional references
>feel ultra shitty because dont want anyone to know how far i have fallen
>deathly afraid that someone will find out
> Canadian, graduate with BA Econ
> 6 months later find a job.
> End up with barely minimum wage financial retail wageslave job
> Work it for 3.5 years
> Get fired
> NEET for about a year
> Get a life insurance administrative job via nepotism, $19/hour
> Fuck it up, fired after 3 month probation
> NEET again, until temp. agency finds me a call centre contract job
> Work it for few months, contract ends sooner than expected
> Interview for actual f/t position at said call centre
> Don't get it
> Then luck strikes, get call for interview at insurance call centre due to prior stint with insurance
> Interview, add in call centre experience
> Get job, general insurance call centre work $28/hour now 2 years later
Went better than expected. Overcame social anxiety.
Fake it 'til you make it.
Btw only got the job as my trainer, and dude who gave a little say in the hiring process gave the OK for the supervisor to call me for phone interview because he went to same university I did.
>turned down because the examples I provided from my shitty hourly jobs were not at the "level of complexity" require for the position.
That's terrible, and something I could see happening to me should I ever aim higher than min wage tier jobs. I dont even bother looking for college grad jobs. Most say entry level and only a BA/BS required, but they desire someone with an MA/MS and 5+ years experience.
I got my CS degree but don't want to program as a career. It ain't fun. What do?
I was thinking web dev or IT. Or is there way to make programming fun? Or some niche of it that is enjoyable?
Hardest part btw was bullshitting through the parts where I got fired and the periods of NEETdom in interviews.
Faking it was the key. Thank god you can practice that.
>tfw accounting major
I don't hate it, but in no way whatsoever do I love it. I'm almost 30 though, and have worked hard manual labour all my life so it's nice just doing something that will land me a comfy desk job and a little respect. I honestly just can't wait for my life to go back to "making money" mode.
>every idiot in my class following the "C's get degrees meme"
>not realizing or too lazy to get the 3.5-4.0 needed to go corporate right out of school, speeding the CPA process
Other accounting bros... how is life once your finished school?
It really sucks that you need experience to get a job and you need a job to get the experience.
Prior to the job after I graduated, I only had work experience as a evening shift stocker at a grocery store.
I had that grocery job part time while studying I got the job when it was the era where you walked in with your resume, and gave the manager a firm handshake. Then I had an interview and got the job.
Unfortunately the real reason NEETdom was overruled was that was the job I got because my cousin referred me (nepotism). Only thing you can do is make up stuff that makes you look productive or spent your time not actually working but working on skills.
my best buddy did well in school and did accounting.
what lies ahead if you get into a good top whatever firm, is CPA (which he did CGA but rules are more lax now) program where you work, study, and not sleep.
At least he worked hard and is the youngest senior manager to make it in the firm, and probably one of the highest earning out of my social circle.
I just went to apply to the local grocery chain a couple of hours ago as a stocker. They required forklift cert, previous stocking experience, and previous retail experience. That was really confusing to me as I figured they were the entry-level place that warehouse folks got their experience at.
My friend was unable to get an accounting job after graduation despite having a 3.8 GPA. It wasn't until four years later and a 4.0 GPA masters degree in accounting to get an accounting job. He also worked three years at HR Block for slave wages during that time.
Im 20 so different age factor.
But I thought of getting a masters and a CPA. That way you can branch into private accounting where you help make financial decisions so thats a little more interesting? That or forensic accounting?
>21 years old
>Majoring in the shittiest joke major possible (film)
>in the worst school in the West Coast (UCLA)
>no longer enjoy making, watching or even talking about films
>not at all creative
>already 60k in debt with 5 more quarters to go
>have never had a job or internship in my entire life
>have gone 2+ years now without having made a single friend here
All I do is go to class and go back to my apartment. I have to listen to music as often as possible, otherwise I immediately start thinking about how much I want to kill myself. It gets to the point that I can't even handle a 50 minute lecture because I start thinking about how my life is just a series of failures and that the only thing I have to look forward to is how much worse everything will get. I wish I was never born.
>be a politician
I don't think a lot of politicians actually hold political science degrees.
With a political science degree you're more likely to end up as and advisory or lobbyist but even then you better also have a degree in economics or law.
I don't think political science alone will get you into politics, but as a political science major I would love to hear some examples.
I'm not HR expert, but the hiring process is really random.
It should be the entry level place, but they will expect certain requirements they "need', and then extra things that they "want".
Get that forklift cert. so they don't have to wait for you to get it if hired.
The previous experience stuff, especially for entry level jobs is a "want".
It's just too bad there's going to be 50 other applicants with actual experience.
Either lie, fake it, etc. for the experience.
What I found most inspiring is that I faked it through the interview (most important), while the resume gets you the chance (2nd most important- luckily you can lie).
You need to prove to them you're not a sperg in the interview. Work experience implicitly proves it as you can hold down a job for whatever time, interacting with the boss, coworkers, customers, etc.
I live in a third world country
What the hell was I thinking
>going to film school
You should've just gone to films instead.
>I thought UCLA was top-tier
It's a fucking joke. The professors don't teach, they just show us youtube videos and have us read instruction videos. That's assuming you manage to get a professor who actually knows how to speak English and not one of the fob Argentines they hired for quota reasons.
The staff is terrible, but the other students are even worse. They're just terrible people.
What's going on here?
Also the plebs in this major were unironically excited about seeing the new Cuckoldtino flick.
Film is over, it's all shit. I should have just learned 3D modeling since tasteless blockbuster shit is indistinguishable from video games nowadays, only that some video games actually manage to look decent, unlike said movies.
Please help... I don't wanna do a masters degree and then a doctors degree and become a university teacher and teach cinema to othe kids who will also not have a job.
Please send help. I'm not intelectual enough for this shit. My graduation is next month. My mom gave me six months to find a job or I'm being kicked out. What do I do... Send HELP
would you say your major is more theoretical or more about practice? what have you learnt in all those years? Do you guys actually studied history? What is that shit, a technicians course?
>trade apprenticeship in the Carpenters Union
>Making decent money and helping to support my family
>tfw so far I'm just doing idiot work like putting up insulation
>if I try to look for companies that will put me on my tools I'll probably get too few hours and get kicked out the union or have my apprenticeship extended 6 months
>If I don't have the skills to stay eventually my pay by the hour will be too high for unskilled labor and no one will hire me
>Still want to become a cop since there's no sense of brotherhood or duty here, just a bunch of anti-social people who want to make money
>Construction is going to inevitably destroy my body and if I get a serious injury I won't be able to join the police
I'm trapped family. Trapped in a profession I don't like and probably won't last in to help my family.
I can say this isn't the worst feel in the world since I have a chance at doing something with my life but it still sucks considering I have severe anxiety and depression.
Yesterday I was on the verge of having a panic attack. Apparently I was grumbling to myself because some guy on site asked if I was alright.
Guys, guys, guys!
Someone that can't into math has any chance of succeding in a STEM major, through lot's of practice and dedication, of course?
It's mainly split into 3 categories if you look solely at the major and exclude GEs.
1st is historical classes. There are three classes that teach the history of American, European and Latin American+African+Asian film. There's also a class that focuses on the history of television, along with a mandatory theater course that can be about the history of theater.
2nd is thematic and critical analysis, which just amounts to having a gay jew from the Huffington post read you articles he wrote online along with an extremely pretentious textbook by bordwell and Thompson. They call it stylistics but it's really all pseudo-intellectual bullshit.
3rd is the "practical" segment, which is two classes a quarter that involve you actually making films. The cinematography class was actually just learning the technical operation of one specific 16mm film camera. The editing class was just how to use extremely basic features in the macintosh version of Adobe Premiere Pro. Then there's a photoshop class. All of the material covered and skills taught is something a medium-length youtube video would go over in more intimate detail.
Honestly, the film minor here is a much wiser idea for anyone interested in film who doesn't want to waste hundreds of thousands of dollars. That, or going to an actual art school and not some shitty UC.
What is GED?
What is GEs?
What is a quarter?
What is a minor?
What is UC?
Why don't you speak my language?
>24 years old
>BA in Computer Games Art
>at the end of my third year I realised how unbelievably competitive the industry is
>get a few interviews for art, graphic and product design postions
>don't get the job for any of them, even when it was down to me and one other guy for some of them
>lose all self confidence
>lose all confidence in my art
>stop working on my portfolio
>get shit job fixing computers
>can't get motivated to work on my art
>it is now two years later and I have spiraled downwards into total nihilism
It's probably not a totally worthless degree, but it is entirely dependent on being supported by a portfolio, which does not exist, and every time I start a new project I abandon it within days because I can't stop think how hopeless my situation is.
Wut, dude, what the fuck, nobody uses pelicule any more. It's only a fetishism for famous directors like cuckantino that are willingly to pay milions from their own money to finance the revelation process.
Also, adobe is more or less amateur tier. ou should have studied Avid or at least Final.
I don't if you're exagerating, but it does sound shitty. And my course is extremely shitty.
GE = General Education requirements. Classes that aren't related to your major that you still are required to take to graduate because the university wants your money.
A quarter is an 11 week period during which you take a set of classes. There are 4 quarters, one for each season.
Minors are effectively a mini-major, showing that you're interested in a subject but not enough to take it as your major. It's still notified on your degree and a good one can be notable in getting you hired.
UC = University of California, a name for a series of fucking terrible public universities.
You might be able to scrape a pass in a biology related discapline but if you want to use it for anything worthwhile (aside from zookeeper or sslt) you need to have a firm grasp of things like calc abd basic statiatics
What you mean 4 quarters? You mean 4 quarters in a year? Is that so? How long a single subject last? How many subjects you studied throughout the entire course? How long tha bachelor lasts?
I forgot the reasoning the professor gave us behind having us learn 16mm, I just remember it was bullshit. And believe me, film is completely outdated now. Its resolution has already been surpassed, not to mention that analog projection ends up ruining films. Digital is just better overall.
The funny thing is everyone in high school knew that things like imovie, premiere and sony vegas were jokes. One of my editing professors who also worked as an actual editor on films even said that Hollywood is pretty much only using Avid now thanks to Adobe screwing over everybody with the subscription.
I should have just made a kickstarter for a video game and raked in the money or something.
I'm getting my Master's
MFAin English and I also have TESOL certification.
I did the literature because I like it and the tesol for the employability.
I also will have ~5 years of teaching experience by the time I finish my Master's. Hello golden ticket to wherever the fuck in the world I wanna go.
Actually I was thinking about civil enginereeing.
Please tell me once and for all, a dumb person has a chance of making it through the calculus and algebras classes? Or I'm going to be expelled for dumbness?
4 quarters since they have summer classes that are optional.
Otherwise, if you aren't taking summer classes then in one year you'll only take 3 quarters. It's a stupid naming system since it's not like semesters where you take two semesters a year and that's that.
A single subject is 11 weeks, 10 for classes and 1 week for finals.
The entire major is around 20 or so courses, meaning you'll have to take 3 or 4 classes per quarter to finish. The bachelor is designed to be 4 years total.
Oh shit, civil engineering is brutal on the soul. A miscalculation could easily be the death of dozens. One major fuck up and you are banned for life too. Maybe you could target city planning / urban design or something instead. Then again, maybe you are good enough at math for civil engineering. Who knows?
Really helpful, dude, really helpful!!!
BA in Marketing and Sales. Noone even invited me to a job interview since I don't have any working experience in that sector yet, and there are simply way too many people with that degree. After 6 months of sending out tons of applications, I gave up and just decided to take whatever I can get.
Now I have a shitty, poorly paid job in a call center, where I get yelled at by customers on the phone everyday.
How difficult is maths in an accounting degree? I've been bad at math ever since I was a kid because I was always a bit slow and the teachers never cared if I made progress or not and got bullied by the oher kids, so it got to the point where I'd cry before going to maths class and I was never able to overcome that fear. I enjoyed statistics thought. Should I forget doing anything in accounting since I have this mental blockage when it comes to math?
>mfw my sister decided to pursue a Marketing degree
Confirms my belief that most people who chose this degree are people who can't be bothered to take the time do something difficult yet more worthwhile
>Confirms my belief that most people who chose this degree are people who can't be bothered to take the time do something difficult yet more worthwhile
I can't speak for other people, but that describes me pretty well. I was hoping that this is one of the few studies that might be easy enough so even I can do it, and apparently it was.
However, I didn't decide to go for it because I was lazy - it was more because of insecurity about my abilities and intelligence.
Just finishing a physics degree here, but going to stay an extra year to do an MSc Computer Science. i think its a good combo to have and i'll actually be able to land a decent job afterwards.
depends, what do tou mean, cant into maths?
i got a D at A Level maths, but still went on to do a physics degree. i am in my final year now and averaging just over 70%. your maths will improve if you put the work in, but i partially attribute my success to the fact that the format of the exams is often predictable, and you can pass by memorising mathematical proofs even if you dont fully understand the steps.
I genuinely really like psychology but all people talk about is the shit job prospects
I'm signing up to banking/human resource internships because I'm really not sure that I want to be in education for 7 years just to get paid as much as a private in the army
Is it possible to 3D render a singer's face and body and then have her dance and then render that video and blur it a bit and make it out to be a "lost" performance from the 80s?
Dont feel so bad brahs. You could be a failure with a """"""""good"""""""" degree. My brother is 9 months unemployed with a geological engineering degree. The oil and mining industries are awful right now and wont be getting better anytime soon so he's wasting his 20s.
Yeah but people with social science degrees could still get hired into regular corporate office jobs up until around 15 years ago, especially if they had some connections. This was also true of the non-engineering/non-IT science majors like Biology, Chem, etc.
Nowadays, they're pretty much relegated to doing minimum wage menial jobs.
The tuition rates have only gone up and up, and the relative value of the degrees have plummeted. Engineering and CS hasn't been spared from this either as more and more people gravitate towards the only fields that can "guarantee" stable employment.
You guys might think I have it alright but this is a high stress job. I don't mind the physical work but always having the threat of being fired and seeing people working 3 or 4 tones l times as fast as I do is soul crushing. I'm probably going to spend 4-5 years in this biz (if I even last that long) and I'll have a few injuries by then with a skillset that's essentially worthless. Then I'll need to go to college for some shit I'm probably gonna pass in and won't be able to use since I have no experience.
Don't fall for the trade meme unless you have a knack for it.
I do this too
Are you /shitatmath/ too? I am and managed to make it to my third year. I do all my math prep right before the exams and forget how to do basic calc right after. Most of the rest is research and stuff.
I go to a pretty good university too despite this.
>tfw finally managed to get an internship at a decent company despite no experience ever
You could make that work if you had actually tried in other areas. An English degree could easily get you good work in the media coupled with a lot of relevant extracurricular work experience. You're in your position because of you, not the degree you chose.
>>Called out sick monday to interview at a law firm for a data entry/receptionist/paralegal gig
>>Should receive a call or e-mail tomorrow with the results
Are you a woman? Because if not, you don't get the job.
>Computer science degree
>Starting my own online business using skills I learned outside of school
>School isn't helping me with jack shit, just stupid shit I will never use and will forget
Can't wait to drop out.
>some companies like IBM
Why would you want to work for them? There's no job security (since they're constantly outsourcing), very few of their employees work on anything interesting, and compensation is below industry average.
CPA here. I strongly recommend you sit for the test before you start working full time. If you fail it you have a lifetime of bitch work ahead of you.
As for the job, I work about two hours a day and f5 /r9k/ for the rest. Its pretty comfy.
>Original intention was to go to college for Astrophysics
>Realized that that is a horrible, horrible idea
>Now degree plan is for Chemistry
>Want to switch to physics
>But also want to study language
holy fuck, guys, this indecision has left me at 23 without even my associates at this point. How fucked am I and what should I do?
question for all of you.
I am doing accounting as well but my GPA is terribad. If I get lets say about a 2.5 GPA what are my chances of landing a job?
I'm shit at studying and heard the CPA test is hard, so will that lower my chances if I don't take it?
You can be a book-keeper or manage payroll, probably even a personal banker with a bachelors (or even an associates) in accounting.
For real accounting job like taxes, auditing, etc, you'll need that CPA which requires a masters.
>>BA in English Literature (YES, YES I KNOW)
In fairness, it's not ENTIRELY your fault. Our education system is the first of many tools society uses to propagandize us into utter submission. You get told that you can be a Fairy Unicorn when you grow up if darnit, you just believe in yourself. This horseshit continues on even in college if you're in the wrong major or field and only hear lectures about white privilege all day. By the time the real world hits you like a ton of bricks, it's too late.
Same boat as u bro, majoring in cs. The worst part is i see these people who program as a hobby and they love it. They spend hours and hours coding, reading programming books and i just dont feel the same about CS as them.
I want this too but i want money also, like 70k or something. I just want an easy comfy job, curse you CS
>came into university pursuing political science
>changed it to history+education
I'm feeling just fine. Make whatever jokes you want about being a high school teacher but I get
>a winter break that is more than just Christmas and New Year
>the biggest chance of being the ~cool teacher~
And assuming I'm able to weasel my way to teach at my old high school which is in a cushy as fuck wealthy area I will be just fine financially.
Who here /failure/
>Doing a degree in business
>Finish everything to transfer in 1.5 years w/ a 4.0
>Took 4+19+3+18 credits in summer+fall+spring intersession then spring
>Decide business is boring and switch to engineering
>Haven't taken a math class in 3 years and never taken a physics course in my life
>Figure I'd give it the same treatment as my previous GE and business courses
>Get placed into Calc 1 and take some programming courses. Get dropped from Calc 1 for nonattendance despite it being easy af, get depressed and stop going to my programming course too. An entire semester wasted and I got a F in C++ for bailing out without dropping
>Next semester, take Calc 1 and attend the bare minimum, get a C.
>Next semester, take Calc 2 + Physics 185, get A's.
>Take Calc 3 during the summer, get A's.
>Now I'm now at the 3.5th year in CC when I was supposed to transfer out ages ago. Going to take Linear Alg, Physics 280/285, and retake my C++ programming course before transferring.
Mfw my GPA tanked and I'll have to go to the local state university. And it'll probably take 2-3 years for me to finish my remaining engineering courses.
Mfw it'll take me 5.5-6.5 years to finish my Bachelor's.
I'm literally going to be the oldest graduating person in my classes at 23/24 or so. Everyone I know is going to be graduating at 21 or 22
This is like the equivalent of being held back for two years
Thank god, I switched to a Business Administration degree. I was going for sound recording and technology, to become a producer, but I failed my only needed course. I also talked with the other students and listened to their productions, they were in another fucking level. Then I discovered that most of them were well off and either owned a FUCKING Studio or knew someone who did. I was just some poor kid who wanted to make music and help others produce music for a living, I failed fundamentals. I could only imagine how badly I'd do if I took theory.
I still plan on being a producer, I'm just taking a different route.
I have a BA in political science from the University of Washington.
But, I'm an airline pilot. Major airlines require a bachelor's degree along with your pilot licenses, doesn't matter what area of study it's in. So my useless degree isn't completely useless.
Anybody in the trades here? I'm almost done with welding school, and may plan to continue on and get a machining diploma.
I can hear all the petroleum engineers scream in a symphony of pain with the geo and chem engineers.
>Being a Mech. Eng, getting jobs thrown at you
>any job I want
Jokes on all of you.
>BS in business/economics from top ranked state uni
>graduated 6mo ago
>make $15/hr designing/managing websites and databases
i fucked myself by not making any connections. i'm so lucky i was always on the pc in high school and learned how to code html, css, and php. i never would have gotten a job otherwise probably.
DONT GET A GENERALIZED DEGREE IF YOU'RE AN INTROVERT AND DON'T HAVE CONNECTIONS
>be in a lucrative web development major
>decide to switch out because i hate all the redditers and retarded /v/b/ kiddies
>switch to liberal major where i'm literally the only dude there half the time
even though i'm at a tech school
>all my friends that stayed are getting good job offers/high paying internships
>some even have GFs
>i'm still a single virgin
>everyone probably thinks i'm gay because i'm hanging out with girls all the time
>spend most of my free time hanging out at a museum i use to internship at talking with my friends who work there
I'm mean i'm happy but I have 0 job prospects unless I do something unrelated or go to grad school, both of which i'm looking at.
>either have to spend 20k to go to gradschool
>but its the best gradschool for my field and has guaranteed job placement
>or i try to start a brewery with my professor
honestly tearing me up at which i decide to do
>22 year old virgin
>extreme body issues because I use to be fat
>have had multiple spinal surgeries so I'm not a hunch back
>probably a 6/10 at best
I have a degree similar to a history degree, and I pretty much have to go to grad school to get a good job. But once I do I'll be doing great because I'll be one of like 5 other guys applying for jobs in the field (Museum Studies), so all of the old sexist curators will favor me. And even the younger women will because they're too catty to like each other girls.
But if you do go History, get a like business minor or double major or something, and then apply for larger corporations. A lot of them need/want a historian for their business.
I work in right now, you barely need any qualifications to get a job at a university library. Lit degree would be okay, but something more technical might be better that can show you're good with dealing lots of information.
Side note, librarians have one of the highest levels of stress of any job due to how little actual tangible progress you make
>I'm literally going to be the oldest graduating person in my classes at 23/24 or so. Everyone I know is going to be graduating at 21 or 22
No there are always a few people that are older. My friend got his second bachelor's at 31. I got my first at 29. My brother is working on his in his late 20s.
Owning a studio doesn't mean much. Another one of my friends has a studio at his house. It's basically a computer + sound setup.
>Marketing and Management second year
>surrounded entirely by fucking normies, not even the nice kind
>none of my housemates just want to play vidya, they want to fuck, drink and party
>only entered it because it's the only thing I'm good at outside of film and english
>destined to get a menial office job where I most likely kill myself before 40
>have to go in September for a year-long placement job
I'm in a special kind of hell and the worst part is that it's all my fault.
>/r9k/ not being populated by Autistic niggers
"Not being a joke" refers to the difficulty of the degree. If it was a Psychology (especially Evolutionary) or Gender Studies, there would be very few standards. For music, you have to be fucking good at music. It's not a statement on whether or not being good at music will get you a job, it's a statement on the difficulty of the degree.
And did u even bother to get your professional accountant?
go for chartered.
Every retard including me gets an accounting degree nowadays, getting a level higher only some do though.
>none of my housemates just want to play vidya, they want to fuck, drink and party
join the video game soceity.
At least give it a shot, if you wanna find people who play vidya, it's your best bet to make friends.
Its what I did, and found a great group of guys who all love the same vidya I do, same anime, and same dank memes.
>everyone in my major
You mean rice and curries.
>chink TA tells me how easy it is being American, because of the scholarships
>literally out of ten my TAs, only two have been American
>one of my five teachers last semester was an American
>previous semester, only American teachers were 101-type teachers
>4rd year, 1/4 my classmates are foreigners that just study together
>another 1/2-3/4 are just normalfags that copy from each other
>I actually believed STEM would have fewer normalfags
Got a AA in "Culture, Science, and Technology" at community.
It is normal used to transfer to a 4 year rather then a stand alone since it is super general, but I ran out of money and my grades weren't great so I could not transfer to something more specialized.
That plus my complete lack of over the table work exp and total lack of contacts means I can't even get a job flipping burgers or cleaning floors.
So NEET life, but not by choice.
Maybe one day I will actually be able to support my self, but it feels like such a long shot at this point.
Should have went to trade school and learn welding or something.
>try and make the club
Harder than it sounds. Our students society thing is kind of shit and the hoops you have to go to get a club running are terrible. I honestly don't have any time or motivation for it.
There's no anime society either, when I said surrounded by normies I meant it. Britain's much worse for a robot than America since we're much, MUCH rarer here.
You guys complaining about your degree and here i am who can't even pass my 1st year in uni which is supposed to be extremely easy.
Guess my below average iq ain't going to get me anywhere.
>Britain's much worse for a robot than America since we're much, MUCH rarer here.
Funny, I go to uni in Britian as well.
I was surrounded by normies as well, but surprisingly the vidya society was a normie free zone. Everyone there even the
grillshave a good taste in vidya and anime. One of guys I hang out with even shared the same favourite game I did. Where do you go anyhow?
You're probably just Autistic m8.
>have buddy who got a high-gpa MS in AI and minor Comp Sci
>finished in 5.5 years
>little debt because he kept getting shittons of scholarships just handed to him
>obese manchild lolicon NEET, literally plays video games all day, and has, every day since he was in high school or earlier and never worked
Universities are complete shit. Don't think you'll have an easy go unless you're copying from your normie friends.
I got my AS from a community college, where the teachers actually knew your name, you could talk to them, homework was graded very little and was for your education and review, not for them to have some digits to put down on your slave record. Teachers even graded on in-class performance on regular quizzes and tests instead of all homework and three tests. Uni has been absolute trash. Teachers can't give two fucks, the assignments are twice as long and yet worse at educating, teacher literally covers a topic AFTER we handed in the homework with twice the work of the normal uni assignment.
I went to community college and uni. While community college was mostly classes of 20-30 students, most of my classes in my uni were like that too. Only a handful of classes had 100+ students in an auditorium.
Teaching is most definitely -not- for me.I have terrible public speaking skills and an awkward stammer. Plus I don't think I'd have the patience to deal with high school students.
>tfw 28 year old oilfield tradie, in first year uni
I think the years of crude humour and shop talk destroyed my friendly small-talk skills with classmates. Just trying to cut out the excessive swearing is a bit of a culture shock, it's no longer acceptable to call someone a fucking fuck... which is basically my favorite thing to do.
Thankfully there's another guy in his 30s who also left the oil patch in some of my classes, so we look bad together.
>going to school for IT
>in community college, graduating and going to a state Uni for another two years to get my bachelors
>really wanted to get English degree at other liberal arts college, and got accepted, but decided that I wanted to have a job after college
>feel like I sold out
I....I'll be happy I did later, r-right?
>Want to do CS, because Highschool Programming classes were fun. Baby shit as far as actual programming is concerned
>Do incredibly mediocre on my Math ACT section, so I can't get into CS because it's engeenering.
>Have no idea what to do, currently doing accounting because that's what my mom did and she isn't a math wiz either.
>really don't want to though
>I'm still in my first year, I'll pretty much be behind even if I do start gearing towards CS.
>can't afford 5 years of schoiol
>trying to motivate myself to self teach, but think it's going to be fruitless since everyone is getting CS degrees
I fucking hate University, but I'm probably too soft, flabby, and talentless to do well in trade school. I wonder if just taking a shit ton of CS classes when and where I can would make up for not having a degree in it?
>Civil eng in a shit uni
>wanted mechatronics but it gives no jobs and I couldn't get into a uni that gives the course
>want to be a pianist but will never get good enough at piano to earn money playing
I hope my civ eng degree will give me a good job so I won't kill myself in the next years
i got a job doing web design with a degree in business. just make some websites and shwo the employer and you can get a job
>tfw maths degree from shitty metropolitan uni
>only 2.2 and BSc
And I've applied for four jobs and been offered them all.
Start at somewhere shit for 6months to 2 years that has progression. $20k PA is livable money and most importantly it's work experience for your CV
>Have a degree in video game design
>Brother is a plumber
>He makes lots of money and always bullies me when he visits along with my dad who is a builder
>Always making jokes about offering me jobs
>brother says shit like 'my plumbing firm needs someone to fix Solid Snakes toilet, you better send in a CV'
>dad doesn't know about videogames
>is less subtle and just says shit like 'anon, today I was building a house and we realised we had to put in a room for a lonely faggot to play videogames all day, you want to design for us?'
>tfw I am the joke of the family
>when I get a job interview and ask for advise dad doesn't help, just tells me not to start beeping
I am a failure
Is the oil and gas industry really going down the shutter like people say?
If I had a degree in petroleum engineering, and I could speak arabic, would I be more marketable?
What the fuck do these words mean? I'm studying History here in the UK, probably gonna do a teaching course for a year after, teaching has always been an interest of mine and i'm good with kids.
Hopefully i'll be okay.
Math, Computer Science, Engineering, Accounting, Finance are the go-to "I want a job with a decent salary after graduating" degrees.
Psychology, Business, Biology, Medical and such are the "Can be useful with commitment" degrees.
English, History, Music, Philosophy are personal enrichment degrees. Not in demand for employment.
Hope that helps.
it also depends on what uni you attend. i have two friends who recently graduated from cambridge with bachelor degrees in philosphy. both of them landed jobs earning $65k after graduation.
film/video production/directing/writing master masterrace here without contacts or money to buy my own camera/editing PC.
i work a shitty job outside my field
fuck it all
>currently doing a degree with good career prospects
>live in Scotland and get tuition paid for me
>mfw reading about americucks struggling to afford it
Right now my plan is getting a BA in Law in society or PolSci then go to a masters program in public administration with a focus on public policy. Is this a terrible idea? Can I make it work. And would it be better if I went into the masters focus in non-profit and large company leadership?
>video game design
I pity you, but on some level am glad retards like you exist.
You don't need a degree to design video games, I bet your plumber brother is just as good at designing video games as you are.
>Bachelor of Music - Guitar
>Master's Degree in Flamenco
>paco played my guitar once
I don't care about money, I only care about play guitar everyday, 80,000 USD annually after the taxes is fine for a lonely single man like me.
I have a BA in English and I have an entry-level web development job making about $50k. It's not amazing but it's also not being a fucking loser like you.
Your problem is not your degree, your problem is that you're a fucking idiot.
bachelors in math. 3.8 gpa, no internships though.
i make $17/hour working manual labor in a factory. if i wasnt going back to school for something useful (masters in accounting) id probably either join the military or just kill myself.
math is a worthless degree unless it's paired with something useful e.g. double major in engineering or comp sci.
>tfw you didn't realize until junior year of uni that your grades actually matter and you need them to get an internship and by then it was too late to turn your GPA around
Every day I regret how much I wasted college. Planning to go to grad school this year and I really hope I can motivate myself to actually make the most of the opportunity.
>That plus my complete lack of over the table work exp and total lack of contacts means I can't even get a job flipping burgers or cleaning floors.
That's pretty rough.
How does somebody even dig themselves out of that hole when they can't even get the shittiest of jobs?
I got my degree in exercise science/kinesiology from a pretty good school (a UC in California)
>tfw had planned to go to physical therapy school even from high school
>be miserable pathetic worthless human scum robot throughout college, friendless, permavirgin, even though I lived in a dorm, had a campus job, etc
>graduate with mediocre GPA (3.2) because my life was so shit, average for PT school is like 3.6 or above, so I probably won't even get in
>realize that I don't even want to go to PT school because undergrad was already stressful and miserable so 3 years of even more intense and competitive classes and students will be even more pressure, not to mention the insane amounts of loans
>and most of all, the fact that I will surely as big of a loser after school as I would be without school
No idea what to do now. This degree is basically taken only by people wanting to go to physical therapy or medical school or something. Maybe I'll just become a PT assistant
This is my plan with my political science degree
>Commission as an officer
>Go into intelligence
>Serve mandatory 4 years, if I like military life, go career
>If I don't like military life, I'll have no problem working for a private or federal intelligence agency
That's where I went. I don't know about the exercise science program specifically, but I know Davis is known for its Biology and Nutrition programs so I imagine exercise science is big there too.
Yeah, that's where I went
It's too bad because it was a really cool major with some cool professors but I was too aspie to get to know them, or to really know my classmates most of whom were normies.
Yeah, I wasted most of my academic opportunities too unfortunately.
Even still, I did really enjoy the school in general. I actually met a guy on /jp/ that I ended up rooming with there for 4 years, so that was interesting.
I wasn't in engineering myself but I never heard any complaints about their engineering program and I'm pretty sure all my acquaintances who did engineering had no trouble getting jobs.
Did Public Administration, because I wanted to be a bureaucrat. Now I'm working for a few dollars above minimum wage as an office clerk
I'm pretty aspie too, I actually ended up meeting a lot of cool people at the
anime club.Most of the people there were as retarded as you'd expect but there was a decent sized group of people who were both well-adjusted and had pretty good taste.
It also helped that I was in Cuarto freshman year and happened to be in a suite with some normies who ended up being really cool and friendly, so I started with a group of friends without needing to work for it.
>tfw also lived in cuarto
>tfw one of our roommates was the floor RA
>tfw my roommate never showed up
>another roommate was on his own out there
>the final roommate took a liking to me and basically led me to meeting everyone i met (lived with him in an apartment sophomore year, got campus job through one of those apartment roommates where i got my roommates the final 2 years)
>tfw it seemed like everyone in cuarto was always best friends with their suitemates and always eating with them and doing shit with them and i was pretty much just always alone
Yeah, I definitely lucked out with my suitemates, I had no idea how to make friends on my own and would have probably also been alone otherwise.
The /jp/ guy I roomed with was also in Cuarto.
>go to DC for dinner one night
>hear what sounds like Touhou playing on the speakers
>don't believe it at first but keep listening and it definitely is
>go back to dorm planning to shitpost about it on /jp/
>see thread already up about someone hearing Touhou music in their dining hall
>talk to the guy, end up IMing, and then meeting for lunch next day
>end up rooming for next 4 years
Absolutely. Having a job, especially one in IT, is fantastic in your 20's and 30's. You should be able to make enough by your late 30's to go back to school again if you don't have more than 2 kids. That and probably have a decent house and a nice car. IT is a good move.
English degrees are retarded, liberal arts colleges are even more retarded. You made the good choice, anon. Find happiness outside of work.
>have a degree in 3d animation
>40k still in debt despite paying for 5+ years on it so far
>brother works at a Hooters clone
>has more than 40k
>5 years younger than me, banging hot hooters sluts
>living on his own while i live with my parents to survive
>Father was corporate level for an investment firm
>mfw he's already setting me up for internships
>mfw investment banking analyst out of college
>mfw 100k starting
Unless you like gubbment, don't waste your fucking time. Also, "law in society" and PolSci will be almost useless for public admin; focus on finance or accounting instead and then do a master's in public administration.