Did you (or will you) go to college/university?
I did go to college. 5 years and completed a Bachelor's in Information Systems and an Associate degree in Administration.
I'm in college now. Working on my Bachelor's for Business Administration.
Yes. A university for my bachelors and masters. Now I'm still taking classes at the community college just to get a more varied education.
Way to go! I keep finding excuses for "having" to take more classes, too. Just can't stay out of school too long I guess, like you: variety is what makes it fun!
I went to college, because in 1969 that was the thing to do. You wanted your 2S student deferment from the draft. (The Vietnam was in full swing). I always planned to go to college and there was no money just to take a year off to see the world, so I went. Unfortunately, I picked the wrong major, pharmacy, which everyone said I was suited for since I had worked at a neighborhood drug store. They were wrong. I made dismal grades and lost the 2S deferment. That was the year the lottery started and my number was 256. They quit drafting about 125. Despite my dismal first year, I finished in four years (plus one summer) and earned my Journalism degree. At the time, a masters or a law degree sounded like a good idea, except, there was no money. So I began my working career and am glad I did. It was very rewarding, both as a reporter and later in public relations. Unfortunately, it ended abruptly when I was almost 60. However, that is part of life. I hope this was not a yes or no question.
Lovely answer, Larry. I, too, dreaded the draft in '68. Luckily, I got a deferment when my name was picked.
I attended college and graduated with a B.S. in environmental science. So far, I haven't been able to obtain employment in a field related to my degree.
I have been a lifelong student, taking electronic engineering and art as correspondence courses. I've studied, on my own, calculus, geology, astrophysics, computer programming, and many other subjects in the sciences and out.
I finally decided to go to college when I was 45. I had already started my second career with computers and started a BS in computer science. I finally graduated at age 54, summa cum laude. Still paying off the student loans at age 63.
It was fun and rewarding.
Way to go, lone77star! (not the student loans part, the "lifelong student' part and the BS in C Sci and graduating summa cum laude. (Just think how many people CAN'T say that??) Great job and attitude. Thanks for sharing! Cheers!
Oh my God! You just have to rub it in, don't you? I started university in 1979 and guess where I am today? I am still at college! All of my friends have graduated, well with the exception of one. He (my good friend and a Newf, Vic) in his 3rd year of our 4 year program became the 1st bar manager of our university's new pub and got so enveloped in the pub (it was named the Study) that he never graduated. To top it all off, I am still in college in 2013, that would be 34 years after I first started! Thus, yes I did go to college and I will continue to go to college until either retirement or (touch wood not my forehead) death. In the picture I am with my daughter who graduated in 2013! I am still at the college she graduated from!
I received my BA in Communications and Media Studies from Penn State in 2003, tailored towards being a journalist. My final class, the head of the dept. bluntly announced, "soon anyone will be able to post news online and you'll be out of a job." He was right.
For several years I tried to get a job here in town. My rejection letters were all the same. "Your writing skills are spectacular. We've decided to hire someone with 15 years of experience." Eventually I got tired of rejection letters. I even applied to my college several times for jobs in which I was qualified, but was never granted an interview. I was beginning to learn that employment was about who, not what, you know.
I went into direct sales and promotions, where my interpersonal communications skills were honed to their fullest, but made peanuts. Most of the jobs I could acquire were independent contractor jobs that offered neither insurance nor steady work, and offered only commission as pay.
Eventually I got tired of selling garbage for large companies and started my own business - an organic tea and aromatherapy business that sells goods that reach my impossible standards. I LOVED college for the social aspect - I'd pay 4 years tuition again just to have that experience - but for work? No way.
College is big business, and our economy is suffering. As both my husband and I run home-based businesses now, my advice would be to just DIVE IN to doing what you love. There's enough technology available to the average person to market yourself properly, or even to sell your goods yourself. Networking over education is paramount to making a living, and doing what you love is the name of the game. Don't fall for a cheesy billboard of a happy young 20-something that screams "your future begins here" - that doesn't mean anything! Colleges have the best marketing ploys, don't they? Be aware.
Best of luck - just do what you love. The rest will fall into place.
In contrast, my little sister is going for her doctorate which she'll receive by age
30. I couldn't be more proud of her and encourage her everyday, though I know having college lay out my plans just isn't for me.
Be well! - Lee @ Lee's Teas
I understand.. When I graduated with my BA in journalism, it was at the beginning of the Watergate scandal. I got a job quickly, but moving to a better job became harder as every English & history major suddenly wanted to be reporters for no mone
Yes. BA and Masters in Caribbean History.
Have been there and done that...
Thanks and regards (:-))
This is my final year in the college, after this year i will be getting bachelor degree in I.T.
Does your "sister" know you're using "her" account to post spam?
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