who /worthless degree/ here
I fell for the physics degree meme and now I need to go back to uni for my teaching diploma because I'm completely unemployable.
>creative writing degree
>got it knowing full-well how useless it would be but hoping I could make the transition to teach
>was banking on the fact that my social anxiety would clear up in college
>it's gotten way worse instead
>30k in student loans
>can't even go outside
>22 years old
I always knew I would kill myself, I just didn't think it would be so soon.
I also fell for Physics meme. The only way you can break this curse is either you are exceptionally good with science or you're a Chad who has a large network with professors and teachers in your faculty.
You're fine then, family, because it'll definitely do both of those things. My prose improved tenfold, I got my first publication, and despite being silent in class and avoiding everyone I even became friends with one of my professors, who tried to hook me up with internships at various lit mags. I had to decline because it was too scary, but if you're not a retard like me then you really shouldn't have any trouble.
I'll never understand how people can actually become doctors. How are they comfortable with people entrusting their lives to them? How do they deal with fucking up (as I'm sure no one has a 100% success rate)? Fuck that shit, man.
I started and didn't finish a creative writing years ago. One student was encouraged by a teacher to submit his manuscripts to a publisher friend, got a multi book deal for his young adult series.
Another student from my class ended up becoming quite a big deal winning a few young writer awards and getting his debut novel published at 25. Hasn't been a notable novel but he got a grant almost immediately after that to write the next one and he'd be getting paid from the publishing deal. I can't imagine a better existence than being able to live off my writing.
I'm a freshman in uni, and I'm worried that my electric engineering degree will be worthless because over saturation in the market. I guess I could learn mandarin and that would help me...
you don't JOIN the NEET life; the NEET life forces you into it.
>have two worthless degrees - cultural studies and business admin (focus on entrepreneurship/small business)
>All my ideas for small businesses are shit.
>Poor as fuck
>work as a stockboy and cashier
>have held this position for five years
>too lazy/unmotivated to find job
Nah. It's the other way around, if anything. I was too lazy to try something harder than business, so I went with easy degrees. That, and I apparently love wasting my time and money
At least I have a job and I'm not leeching autismbucks
>At least I have a job and I'm not leeching autismbucks
Neither am I, been gainfully employed for the last 8 years. Narcissism withstanding I'm still much smarter than 90% of college graduates I come across and it makes me hate them.
I hate myself more for being a depressed drunkard who never finished but still, pains me that society puts them on a higher echelon than me.
I got an EE degree , they told me id easily find a 60,000 a year job with it , what they didn't tell me is without a GPA above 3.0 and connections it is essentially a worthless piece of paper.
A friend of mine did the same. He was already a skilled clarinet and all he did during school was partying and fucking chicks.
After he got the job, he got an online masters degree in business and now he is the principle of the school... at 31!
>Neither am I, been gainfully employed for the last 8 years
Good on you, man.
I hate the "education means you are smarter" meme. More specifically, I hate the "lack of an education means you're dumb" meme. The smartest people I know lack a college education.
Most is a blatant lie, most are just normal people that have been trained so that they're more disconnected while doing surgery, as you'd need to be. It's why no hospital would let a surgeon operate on their own family, or on someone they knew, because they're not able to maintain that impartiality then.
There is an abnormal amount of psychopathic types in surgery though, sure.
At my university, it's basically anthropology, sociology, and folklore thrown in one degree. It's more or less the same at other universities, but with other related disciplines thrown in (history, English, archaeology, etc).
I admit it's low tier, but I studied it because I found it interesting
>tfw /sci/ and /r9k/ told me pursuing my pure math degree was a meme
>tfw you all actively tried to discourage me from following my passion
>tfw even my parents tried to tell me to do engineering or at least more applied math
>tfw you were all wrong
>tfw met my first gf in my topology class junior year and lost my virginity to her
>tfw got a comfy excel monkey job making $55k a year right out of school (my first job ever too, no internships or anything)
>tfw got the job because I had a class with the department chair, did really well, and she wrote me an amazing letter of recommendation, didn't even really network or anything
Fuck you all, your memes are toxic and almost prevented me from learning what I love and making decent money and getting a gf.
Go on any online job posting website and try searching the keyword "physics" .
Now, try to find an ad for a job that doesn't require "expert proficiency" in 6 different programming languages, and X many years of work experience. The only jobs that will be left are tutoring and teaching jobs for 13 bucks an hour, most of them still require teaching certifications.
Now do the same for Biology, Math, and Chemistry. Hopefully this should help clear up any misconceptions you had in the value of a STEM degree.
The anti pure maths degree is mostly just letting people know it's not a "any job you want 300k starting" degree like those shitty old memes said. If you love something, and there's anyway you could possibly live off it, you should do it.
Good for you man, you did college the right way. you got on good terms with a few people not a big network but a good one. thats how you do college and get jobs. robots don't understand that, they don't look for people to get them letters of recommendation, they don't look for internships during their time getting their degree, they just get the degree and hope it will land them the job.
That's strange, I have no problem finding jobs after a quick search for physics. And besides, if you have a physics degree, you are kind of expected to know how to program.
Hint: just because an ad doesn't say physics directly doesn't mean it won't be applicable.
>tfw want to teach
>tfw live in Ireland
>tfw the education jobs market over here is so over-saturated that I would probably end up unemployed
I have 3 cousins, all Chads, all with MASTERS in their various fields (Chemistry, Maths, English) and a teaching diploma and they've been working as bartenders and salesmen since they left college
Bergman's favourite director was tarkovsky, curiously. Never really watched many of his movies, apart the mirror and Offret. I remember watching it when I was only 12. It was quite a shock.
>I have a worthless degree
No you're an autist who never made any connections, never went for an internship, never studied and you sperg out in interviews.
You're worthless. Not your degree.
A thousand times. For centuries "not what you know but who know" has been a mantra. Now we have thousands of dumbasses whose narcissistic boomer parents told their children they were special clueless as to why they have no job when they're so awesome and have the same degree literally thousands of other mediocre people do.
I don't think its as bad as you make it out to be.
Most patient's that clinicians see are generally people who are already dieing (elderly) or have abused their body in some way (smoking, diet).
I act (and probably other clinicians) on the idea that we are stopping or slowing down an inevitable process. If some dude comes in having a heart attack and we try to help him, unless I knew him or his family I have very little remorse for something which was already is largely out of my grasp.
Even in an emergency where some kid comes in mashed by some car. Yes I have the ability to help and perhaps save them but I understand that car breaking his body is likely a greater influence then myself trying to fix his body.
The only example I can see where remorse can come into play is with routine procedures were some girl is put to sleep but dies because of some freak bleed or anaesthetic toxicity. Another factor is if you go to the ran over kid and you have no idea what you doing and make a poor attempt at saving a life, rather than a good one which is ineffective anyway.
I see the appeal of being a doctor, but the amount of work required, both to get the degree and to get decent pay out of the job isn't worth it.
It makes you feel powerful and trusted.
The human body is also a really interesting system.
Same here. I don't wanna get to Rowling or GRRM levels of fame or get a movie deal or get rich off books. I just wanna be able to complete a series, some people buy it, some people like it, get some nice money on the side, maybe I still need another job, but at least the writing pays.
The thing you gotta look out for when it comes to connections with writing degrees is people willing to abuse ghost writers in turn for getting a guaranteed published novel. Google Full Fathom Five and Google James Frey. The shit they do.
Give some young person the dream, good money, published series of novel, young adult audience that are the easiest to eat that shit up and buy merch, movie deal talks, all under this nice controlling contract that they can't get out of.
I went to a 2 year Community College to be a 'computer technician'. I currently make 70k/year, and had a job lined up before i graduated. All of the evidence I have seen suggests that Community College is a way better deal than University.
It's a great degree, but it's less enjoyable if you are not passionate about science. If you are interested enough to read about it and follow scientific developments in your spare time, you'll be fine. I wasn't and just went for physics because "problem solving" - wish I'd done comp sci desu
all degrees are worthless for jobs idk what you were thinking.
>mfw got a microbiology tech position without even showing my diploma, then kept getting promoted/hired elsewhere without ever needing it either
Mass Communication with focus on Journalism
Worst decision ever. I had to teach myself how to do video editing and marketing after college so I could find work. It's actually not hard to find a marketing job, but the pay is almost always terrible. At least I'm working now.
Who /worthless degree if you don't go to grad, med, or law school/ here? It's arguably worse because you have to do another 4-10 years for the chance of being successful. I'm in mathematics, the only jobs for bachelors are in teaching.
Yeah I figured that about my bio degree as well. It might be different if you are applying to a government/university position or something, but industry people never ask to see a degree, or at least, not that I have seen.
>got accounting degree because i didnt give a fuck and just wanted to make money
>get paid $40/hour to f5 4chan all day
You may not have an affinity for math anon but I don't think you're too stupid, in fact most people I bet aren't and are just too intimidated by it or unwilling to really practice it.
>in fact most people I bet aren't and are just too intimidated by it or unwilling to really practice it.
This. Unless you are doing real math, as in proving all math we know from the ground up like math students do, it's very doable.
biologist here. well, college was fun. And I'd like to work as a biologist... but if you don't plan to bekome a shitty payed PHD and beeing unemployed afterwards... welll... you'll need luck I guess. But if you go for like bioinformatiy (if cou actually can code), you'll have more opportunities
>tfw I never have gone to college in my life
>tfw wanted to get some type of mechanic engineering degree(anything really)
>tfw most admissions are closed so I would probably have to wait to 2017 to enter to any college
>tfw most eng degrees are around 5-6 years in my third world shithole
Fuck me bros I just feel like fucking dying I don't like working minimum wage jobs but going to college seems like such a fucking drag by the time I get out I will be like 30, not to mention I haven't studied or read a fucking book in ages so my brain is dumb as it can be right now.
Anyone have that image of how to kill yourself with helium gas?
>GPA above 3.0
1. Most people consider that a shit GPA
2. It's completely attainable even with completely minimal effort.
3. I have a 3.2 (which is also shit) and have no job offers either.
It depends on your uni. Some universities adopted measures to combat grade inflation.
For example the uni I attended would bell curve all course averages down to a 2.0-2.2. They were more lenient with 3rd and 4th year classes but the course averages would still correspond to a GPA of at best 2.7, or a B-.
Sometimes it would be a lot lower too.
I remember the course average gpa in my calculus II class was a 1.3, and this was the calculus class for the computer science and math majors only. The course was thought by a world renowned number theorist so none of the school admins gave a fuck that half the class failed. Managed to get a B- in the course but that still looks like shite to anyone looking at my transcripts.
Do I really give a shit though? No, not at all. I don't need $100k+ to be happy, the money pays the rent on a decent place, pay off my loans, and buy some shit every now and again. And when I get done with work, I can come home, study a bit more for pleasure and get closer to my goal of proving some new theorem, no matter how insignificant. And my gf supports me all the way through it. After all these years, I have all I need and pretty much all I want.
Software Engineering >tfw you fall for the STEM meme.
>not going to school to acquire skills to run your own business
Some one is gota do the employing, all of you just want a comfy job and make 100k a year doing nothing.
>degree in business (econ major) because no idea wtf i wanted to do
>internet claimed econ had good job prospects with decent pay
>couldnt get an internship for shit
>make $15/hr designing stupid sites and managing the databases
what would you guys do in my situation??? i went to a high ranked uni (#1 in the state for public)
10yrs college experience (4 of them in business management)
Can't get promoted because I'm not related to anyone important.
Looking around for another job as we speak, but prospects here are low and I'm too poor to move away at the moment.
I kinda know that feel, Anon.
>wanted to be a history teacher
>the history teacher program in my country is THE most popular one and theres already a surplus of history teachers
>the program with the best job prospects is the preschool one
Not exactly my dream and theres the fucking pedo thing. But if I wanna work with kids, I'll just have to deal.
bachelor of science in math
state university, 3.8 gpa
make $35k/yr doing manual labor in a factory
currently working 12 days on, 2 days off. shifts rotate every 12 days from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm; 2:30 pm to 10:30 pm; 10:30 pm to 6:30 am.
going back to school for my masters in accounting in the fall semester. if i wasnt id literally flip a coin. heads: kill myself. tails: join the military.
I could use some one like you.
But firm ain't making money yet.
Anyways I need some one to watch my back end wile I'm out looking for clients.
If your in northern cali drop me your email.
i was a med student for exactly 6 months. memorizing hundreds of powerpoint slides all day every day was worse than working this wageslave factory job. no idea how you put up with that shit.
>went to military for free college money
>forget that I'm a complete retard who hates himself and everything
>smoke weed because /innaband and I constantly think of offing myself
>get caught and tried in court-martial
>spend month in jail
>can't support self after military (general discharge, not honorable means I was pretty much never there/no benefits)
>move home with rents
>rekindle friendship with childhood friend
>move to other side of state
>try to find job, still nothing after months of grinding (no honorable discharge means I have to dodge questions about my time in the service, so employers never even look twice at my resume.)
>mfw even if I had a degree, I'd still be a worthless NEET who only serves to make himself look like a retard to anyone who has ever mattered to him and to hurt those around him.
I kept seeing this pic posted every few weeks. (pic related)
kek at people who fell for meme degrees.
Just kek at people who believed there was a demand for STEM degree holders.
I'm a nurse. It's very very easy to get w job but getting a good job takes time and patience. I worked in some crappy settings like a nursing home and a psych ward. Now I work in public health and t is great but the hiring process took about 8 months.
I'm also 21.
>One year of study left
>Never worked a day in my life
How fucked am I?
>wanna go back to school
>scared of wasting time and money
>don't want to get useless degree or drop out again because i hate myself
What do I do, anons? Every degree is a meme degree from the looks of things.
i fell for the scam too
took an 8mo program for welding, thought id be making 300k a year...only making 200k...
What's with these econcucks posting these graphs all the time.
No one is impressed by these charts. I doubt econ is harder than Engineering, CS, physics or any other quantitative STEM subject.
>literally have class with a fat self-proclaimed communist dyke with pink hair who thinks she's smarter than the professor
>uses leftist jargon where every ordinary statement like "we should discuss that" has to be expressed like "i just think we need to move into that conceptual sphere"
>tfw praying so hard that a bomb explodes in the room
>tfw no bomb comes
All I have is a lot of SL debt.
Thinking about killing myself. I also hate the field and want to cry when I think about it.
>take class with manlet that dresses like a bing bang theory character
>keeps using memes like "he accidentally the whole thing," "that totally made me rage," "that gave me feels," and several others that i cant remember because it was a couple of semesters ago
>everyone laughs when he makes a shitty meme joke
>fantasize about punching him in the back of the head and telling him to shut up everyday
>professor is on laptop while we're taking the final
>the guy tells the professor that he should go on 4chan if he wants to see something really crazy
he's like 22 or 23 or something. how does an adult act like a 13 year old that discovered /b/ last summer
I was one of the best students in my class, especially at math, so I went to Ohio State and tried to get a mechanical engineering degree. Now that I have at best Cs in all related courses I've realized that my high school is full of a bunch of retards which is how I was able to get into the top 10. And most of them went to college too, I can't even imagine how many lives have been fucked up by le college meme.
reminded me of this
>How fucked am I?
i was in the same situation. i got a job doing web design because i learned to code in my free time. i guess my degree said i wasn't a lazy retard but none of the skills i used from school actually are used on the job
you should try to get an internship desu, even working for free. work experience is important because you're getting a degree in something that isn't a career, but rather a field of study
>Dont have accounting degree
>Get a job as an accounting assistant
>Constantly buried in work, most of which I have no idea how to do
Where the fuck can you just lurk 4chan all day?
what did you think you could do with a physics degree besides teach?
i guess it could be useful with some sort of engineering because engineers actually do something.