>>25858593 degrees are just pointless goals. kicking the ball down the road until you have to face that you will eventually come to a day where you have no option but to do something repetitive for the rest of your days, at a very VERY questionable benefit
it's a bubble to be fucking sure, and it won't pop until this entire generation is in the grave
>>25858548 I watched this video today of this rapper buying jewelry at the desk was some middle aged white dad all red faced stressed out bald and fat wearing a suit while the rapper was fresh as fuck and buying a shit load more jewelry than that guy can even afford.
How do you get rich without stressing and giving a fuck?
Is a joint degree in Political Science and Mass Communications (Advertising Track) a worthless degree? A copywriter seems like a good way to spend my adult life, creative and business combined jah feel?
environmental science, not super worthless, but pretty much have to settle for low wage jobs, although some are slightly interesting. i've ridden a lot of boats and seen more of the ocean and marine life than most people will ever see in an entire lifetime.
>went to a networking event for advertising club >did one of those meme elevator pitches as a joke to some guy >turns out he worked for an ad agency >got an internship offer >mfw people said my creative writing degree would be worthless
No, being good at graphic design pays well. Try to get in with an advertising agency or some other TEMPLE OF CAPITALISM and you'll be okay. Just make sure you're really fucking good. I noticed you're using an image board instead of getting really fucking good. You should do something about that.
Be aggressive about finding a good job. Always be social and go to meetups and stuff. Change positions every couple of years because employers forgot what the words "raise for experience + inflation" means. Build a good portfolio.
>>25859601 >I'm so sorry that the camera was invented bruv Ultimately it was for the best. If the price for all the scientific advancements and various other things which owe themselves to the camera is a couple of sad fucks like me, then I guess it's worth it.
It just hurts so much sometimes to know that the only thing you ever wanted is gone forever.
You can always become a graphic design wage cuck. It pays decently well as long as you aren't garbage at it. If you have an eye for composition, the kapitalists will even pay you money to manipulate people to give our overlords what's theirs.
I don't see it. The boomers are retiring soon and we have the medical technology to keep them alive for longer than anyone really wants. There's going to be all sorts of jobs in nursing homes, hospices, et cetera.
>>25859839 Normally I would agree, but milennials are the biggest generation EVER, and women from the ages of 17-40 now are entering nursing. several women I personally worked with who were 30+ entered nursing programs.
>>25859145 Kek every retard who didn't do work in high school went into business. All you need to succeed in business is good social skill; you're on 4chan so you don't have that. Having fun getting kekd by normies
Some people are telling me I need a Business degree to get anywhere. I've already got a degree in English and Communications, plus job experience in writing, web development, etc. Do I need to /biz/ to get out of bottom-of-the-barrel freelance stuff?
>>25860194 You can literally just lie about having a business degree. They're so come and go that you can just whipe your ass with them and nobody will care, but saying you have it gives you hiring points.
I wanted to do IT but my parents disallowed me saying they wouldn't pay my tuition because I would be in school too long (I transferred from a shit-tier small state school to a B1G school.)
Now, the only real skill I have is traffic operations at a TV station. The pay is crap, never goes up unless you work at one place for 20+ years and you're the only one who worked there for that period of time. These jobs make you work 50-60 hours a week minimum, and are often from like 10-10 or 10-11 daily.
I applied for marketing jobs with the experience I have, I either never get a call, or get a rejection email a few days after I apply.
On top of this, I hate this stuff. The only jobs are in the city, and it's such a long, tiring commute (2 hours). I don't make enough to live in the city, even with 4 roommates.
If I had some IT job, I would be able to have a shorter commute or move somewhere affordable because there are jobs.
Film production here. I'm pretty good at it and have quality ideas so I could make it as an indie director and possibly form a cult following. The only problem is that it's kind of a tricky feild to get into. My fall back is seminary and becoming a pastor.
See, it's shit like this that shows that it's all a big game of keep away.
Go to college. Oops, should have majored in STEM. Majored in STEM? Oops, wrong discipline. You had to make pizzas to pay tuition instead of doing unpaid internships? Tsk tsk. Cum laude? Sorry, but your school isn't prestigious enough.
>got degree in exercise science/kinesiology because my school's program was pretty good >planned to go to physical therapy school >all internships in healthcare are unpaid bullshit, unlike engineering/computer science/all other majors it seems like pay $30/hr where i guess the students are allowed to actually do stuff >pushed my way through school and graduated a year early while working part time to pay rent/expenses and had decent amount of internship experience >graduated with mediocre GPA due to complete misery/isolation/severe depression >move back home with parents almost 2 years ago after graduating >have absolutely shit paying job as a physical therapy aide just doing paperwork and ordering and shit like that (a lot of PT school applicants get these low paying jobs while applying for school but most leave soon after to go to school) >have lied to parents last 2 years that I applied for schools but got rejected (this year will be the second) because i have absolutely no motivation to go through another 3 years of school when i will be a complete loser for the rest of my life no matter what i do
>>25859214 I know this feel. Except instead of boats mountains in Colorado. Changing my degree to land management with concentration in GIS Not sure if it's a good idea. I hate the idea of drones but really want to get a pilot licence to fly em (the big ones). I could see myself obsolete once I graduate
>>25860854 Kek i feel sorry for asians born in USA. I read they're treated unfairly as fuck. But then again i dont like asian-americans either. I feel sorry for them because they give asians a bad image
> mfw useless BA Econ degree w/o Masters > tfw hired only because person who helped the supe screen resumes to interview for the job chose me because we went to same school and he graduated with Econ too
Went better than expected. Got fired twice before this job and now make 50% more.
There are so few whitewashed Asians that even if we, on average, had the emotional, intellectual, and social capacity of our families back home, they would still collectively achieve more than us. Stop self-hating you fucking cuck, the more you shit on yourself the more others shit on you
>just got back from failing my second exam I can't do this. This career was my dream and I lost everything that was good in my life long ago, only this remained. And now I'm failing left and right. I'm seriously thinking about leaving everything and everyone behind and just wander around somewhere until I drop dead.
>>25865666 I wouldn't suggest anything, this type of anecdotal evidence can be very very misleading (its prone to being extreme), I'd confer with your university/college careers office to tell you about job prospects.
>>25866029 Just to add, I remember going to the career office on my campus a few years back. When I asked about job prospects, the lady replied that most employers just want to see you've got a degree, any degree.
>went straight from highshcool into med school because my country doesn't require pre med due to having higher entry standards >3 years in the career and I'm failing physiology and struggling with the ammount of shit I have to read >get the depression meme and convince my parents to get me a psychiatrist >psychiatrist puts me on anti depresants and tells me that al the bad things in my life come frm the fact that my parents wanted me to study medicine and I'm not doing WHAT I REALLY WANT >He convinces me of this and I drop out of med school that same year >22 and realized I just got cucked out of med school >Can't go back >Can't change my degree for some shit like Odontology or physical therapist >End up picking up Bussiness Administration and realizing I entered Chad's world and set myself up for suicide in a couple of years
>>25867123 For my siblings to die, one is a doctor and the other one is studying medicine too, and then inherit around 4 million dollars from my parents when they die too to go on living as a trust fund baby, I think i might just need to kill them all
>>25858593 This guy's right, I was able to trick my current boss into hiring me as his new systems engineer by arguing a philosophy degree with a focus on symbolic logic should be good enough. I'm actually learning everything on the fly, but they're okay with it. By the way I already had five years in the field and just did the philosophy degree for fun. I might get a law degree someday.
I almost got a degree on human interaction design It's nice.
>Go to college for party purposes. >Kinesiology major >physical therapy makes money, maybe I'll do that >quickly remove that option with terrible gpa >Doesn't matter, there's a niche sport I know very well, and I can coach that >realize working with tard kids all day doesn't sound fun or make money >continue working toward meme degree on parents dollar >tell them I have a plan >don't have a plan
i started my own business doing some web design bullshit that i learned by myself ive been more succesful not going to school and really having to haul ass (by successful i mean a normal ass living) than actually getting a degree and end up working at mcdonalds which did happen
>>25867274 I don't know I tried looking into comp sci to maybe be a code monkey but my parents won't let me because they want me to be a rich entrepeneur like most members of my family
I doubt I can live on my own or convince them of funding another career change, they keep telling me that with a bussiness administration degree i'll be able to start my own business and hire code monkeys and telling me that if I keep on this path they will pay for my master studies too
who here had mommy and daddy pick a degree for you
>>25867409 If programming is what you want to do, then do it. You'll never be happy unless you do what you enjoy doing. Yeah, you'll have to work harder for it but at least you'll know you're not wastin your life advancing in a career that sucks ass
>>25858548 >bs in business/economics >graduated 6 months ago >make $15/hr designing and managing websites/databases
worthless as fuck degree if you're not social and make connections. i even went to the #1 ranked uni in my state. fuck that shit, i'm glad i learned HTML and CSS as a high school kid, otherwise i would probably have no job
>>25867458 I'm currently working for a Cultural Resources management firm in the south. We're subcontracted for a pipeline company that's building through some important archeological sites: civil war battlefields, old homesteads, prehistoric Native American sites etc. Anyway the money is dependent on the contract. Check this site out http://www.archaeologyfieldwork.com/AFW/Message/Index/0/1/1/jobs-and-employment-opportunities
>>25867471 Not really, I was working as a field tech right outta college. Check the list of reqs on the site I posted
>>25867847 >>25867814 not really. when i was in uni i had hope for a better future upon graduation. i would finally be free from school, homework, tests, exams. i would either be working and making $$$ or doign whatever the fuck i wanted.
6 months later [today] and i want to kill myself more than ever. i have too much free time, my job is crappy, i failed to get meaningful 'connections' (whatever the fuck that is) and my degree was generalized since i had no idea wtf i wanted to do so i didn't learn anything that would help me get a job. it's just a piece of paper saying 'i can work hard and learn'.
on top of that i have to wake up early to go to work so i can't even go out at nights to meet girls. haven't met a girl in over a year.
it doesn't get better. i don't make much money but i don't even know what to spend it on
>>25867765 Yes Pure maths is a meme but almost all degrees are. >chemistry meme >physics meme >Biology/Biochem Holy fuck meme - unless you get into med school. Enjoy studying 4 hours a day for your organic chemistry class >Computer Science Not a meme but you still need to get an internship to improve your job prospects >Aeronautic/Civil/Environmental engineering/other non-practical engineering Meme >Computer/Electrical/Chemical/mechanical Engineering Not a meme but you still need internships and connections. >Accounting It's ok if you can get some internship experience. You probably will need to go for a master's at some point
So pretty much out of the hundreds of programs that a university offers, most of them will lead you nowhere. Don't even get me started on Anthropology, Psych, Sociology, History, Marketing, Literature, African Studies.
The degrees that will lead to a job still don't have an amazing earning potential and you still need to network to find a job. Once you get some job experience you'll do ok, the trouble is in getting your first job.
>>25868078 basically the only way to get a good job is luck or being very motivated to pursue one specific career. i went to the top state uni and the guys i know with good paying jobs all got them because of nepotism. ALL OF THEM
Is it true that if you become/are very good socially when it comes to the computer science field you can go up in companies to the point where you almost don't do anything anymore instead of talking and making good money?
Apply for an entry level IT job, like helpdesk or tech support. Just add in your resume how you are a natural with computers, your friends always go to you for tech advice, etc.
Everyone at the company I work at has random ass majors. History, philosophy, you name it. I'm an English major. Started there a few months ago making $12/hr, now I'm making $15 and the next raise will be a salaried position.
Just go to indeed.com and apply to every IT helpdesk or tech support job in your area.
>>25869020 >>25868978 I saw ones like that too anon. I applied to one saying I needed experience in the field or relevant education---and I still got the job. Just rearrange your resume so that your "skills" are at the top, and highlight your tech skills there first. If you have a college degree and you can sound computer smart in your resume, you can get an IT job.
Also, lots of companies will automatically toss out resumes that don't have certain words in them. Look at the job application, and make sure the most important words from that application are also in your resume, or their robot will toss it.
Have a BFA in illustration. Spent most of my school years just practicing what I wanted to do and ignoring most of my assignments. I work for Disney now and make a pretty decent wage for someone my age. Feels good man.
>>25861016 >he thinks he can just get at a museum/historic house I've done 600 hours of internships (unpaid) just to gauruntee myself either a shit job or an actually good gradschool to continue my studies.
BA in music. What a waste. Bartended night's and Did so.e construction jobs out of college and ended up doing solar energy for my friends company. Turns out I'm really good at it. Been doing it for 8 years and make good money. Going for my electrical license next year so I can start my own company.
>>25869426 some people aren't fortunate enough to have an area of study that they can enjoy that will make them money. so they just pay a school to teach them how to do something so they can make money.
t. got a generalized degree because i had no idea what i wanted to do but now regret it because i'm fucked and if i want to make any real $$$ i need to get a masters
>>25859145 I got my entrepreneurship degree, and this shit os just a business degree (useless), with some benefits. Though, the information is helpful. Only reason I did it was because the college offered those majors the chance to set up a business directly at its main campus with assistance. Had a whole section for it and everything. Winded up becoming a self employed business owner by the end of my final year, and now I make a living getting to sit around twice a week making apps with friends, and doing anything else in between. Saving up for a house currently.
>got a BA in psych >did zero networking in college, just did enough to graduate with the degree >get into real world >no jobs >living at home now as a NEET >said I would find a job after the holidays, bought myself some time >holidays have been over for 20 days >still no job, no prospects for future
>>25873931 Apply as a school councilor by contacting local schools in your area or as a domestic violence shelter. Get paid to help kids with their emotional baggage, or support women who are in abusive relationships.
>>25858593 >unless it's an associates or something equally pitiful
my dad told me that you get an associates to get a job, and a bachelors to hopefully get a job... so far what i've seen in life he was correct, I got an associates and make 70k/year with a relevant job to my degree, it isn't too impressive but much better than people I know who got bachelors and are working at wendy's (we're in our early 30s now), except one who went into engineering and makes a little less than me
>>25875494 I just started getting my micro degree. from what I've learned there are plenty of jobs available but it might be a good idea to try and get a masters or doctorate. thats what the big bucks are in
I have a degree in Agricultural Sciences but I grew up in the city and have absolutely know farming background in my family at all. Yeah having a degree helps but employers are always going to pick experienced over inexperienced
I have a degree in Psychology The first job I applied for I got rejected and told that my CV wasn't nearly good enough so I decided to write a 'smart CV' which is just a 2 page long essay describing the psychological state of joblessness effecting my Oedipus complex
I sent it to EVERY place offering jobs in the field assuming it would make me stand out and got no replies. Pic related.
Then I sent it to every local supermarket out of desperation.
Now I can't get a job anywhere, even with a normal CV, I am certain someone bragged and now I am seen as worthless.
>>25876837 Shitposting and memes I'm way too depressed for any real goals desu I like history a lot, but I think it'd be a bad idea to major in that subject. I also like reading I guess. None of these are particularly good subjects to major in
I do decent in comp sci classes I've taken (took a few intro classes here) and took two classes on hardware repair and shit in high school. I could probably get a 2yr degree at a local community college, because there's no way i can compete with chinks and curries here. So that is out of the question unless I downgrade schools and also lose my tuition waiver
>>25876993 I'm a /his major right now, so far have learned nothing of any real value. Thinking of changing to math, if only because I feel like I would actually learn something. Stay out of history unless you love the fuck out of it, and can afford a masters/phd. Or if you want to try your luck with the job roulette after college.
Although ultimately, as an anon mentioned earlier, ANY degree can be a meme degree. Depends on where you are, who you are, and how lucky you are.
>>25877285 Add minors and double major if you can. If your going to go for full on meme degrees, might as well get as much as you can out of college and learn as much as possible. In particular consider adding a stem major/minor.
>>25877808 If your already that far in, just finish it. The worst thing you could do is drop out, you will literally become unhirable since every employer will see you as unreliable. Unless you lie on your resume, but why do that when your so close?
Depression making it neigh impossible to be motivated to get any work done with the massive workload required of me, and anxiety makes making connections fucking difficult as shit. Not to mention I entered college by expectation, not by want, and now it feels that I don't truely want to what I have been doing for 4.5 years after the fact.
If I have to force myself to do any more of this I just feel I will only get more and more unmotivated and head towards emotional rock bottom.
An engineering degree is all I will say, but constant worry over big projects, multiple large homework assignments and anxiety for tests and grades and everything.
The biggest thing is that in this major, it is expected of you to get an internship in your 3rd or 4th year, which I didnt get, and you need that internship(s) for thesis and to get any headway in the field at all, otherwise things are exponentially more difficult to do. And my resume only hase the one summer job I ever held on it. Thats it. And the rest of the super-short resume is kissing ass and trying to glorify my highschool education.
I just want to find a comfort zone in working and living until I can get my life and myself in order, because academic life is draining me. Then maybe (hopefully) I can go back and finish the degree if I so choose if I dont find something else after some time spent soul-mending.
>>25878375 With a degree like engineering, I would think you would be fine. But then I have little knowledge of engineering outside of STEM memes. That and my dad who tried it for like 1 semester, then gave up.
Its ultimately your choice, but being so far in it really seems like a bad idea.
>>25878607 Why the fuck do you even need a degree in music? Thats entirely talent based. I see no reason to spend anything on a degree when you could just practice on your own. Or pay significantly less for private lessons.
>>25878703 The course offered at the school I want to go too offers a dual course in "Music Management" such as how to promote yourself, merchandising that kind of shit.
On the flipside it also teaches "Music Production" which, of course, is the synthesis of music in a studio. This teaches Mixing/Mastering, using DAWs, and even music lessons included with the course of my choice.
>>25860537 Put a bullet straight through your head right now before the pain gets any worse. >>25878813 You won't start in cybersecurity/infosec. You'll need experience in network admin. or something related for a few years.
>drop out of first term from my program after I realized what I would be doing for the rest of my life if I pursued a PhD >want to transfer into engineering and start again the next fall >mid-term grades are reported after the admission guarantee date for the programs I want to apply too >chances of being accepted drop significantly >have to face the possibility of doing nothing but being a wageslave for an entire year I fucking hate our system.
>>25859145 >go into biz >going into the most competitive degree out there save medicine or law >being this retarded and not realizing that the majority of CEO's don't even hold a business degree, but one in engineering good job, retard.
I graduated with an English degree 4 years ago and make about 85k now, which isn't too shabby for where I live. Granted, my job has literally nothing to do with my degree, but most of the people from my program I keep in touch with are doing pretty well, too.
Getting a non-specialized degree just means you have to look harder, since you probably aren't going to get relevant internships or be headhunted. Can't recommend this route if you are shit with people though.
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