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Postby Sim » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:34 pm

Wow. Talk about wanting a do-over.
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Postby Giggles » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:33 pm

I came out of the zoo with under $20k in loans. Every one of my siblings (all privates) were looking at at least 2.5 times that amount upon graduation, except for my oldest sister who did ROTC and had the army pay for that shit. I probably had the best time and got the best education on the deal too. Advantage: me.

I've thought about grad school a lot but the fact that my loans are almost paid off makes me hesitant to borrow more and go through the same thing again in a couple years. If I got/get laid off and can't find something quick plan B is to go back to school though. Hopefully by the time I was out everything would be A-OK with the economy.

Basically I have zero regrets, except I would have majored in something else probably.
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Postby SS » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:35 pm

my only consolation is that there's no shortage of crazy out there... so once i'm fully licensed, i think i'll be alright....

next couple years might be a little rough.
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Postby TeeDub » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:08 pm

once I knew I was not going to be a teacher I applied to grad school. I got accepted to Ball State to get my masters in history, but then I thought then what? I wanted to get my PhD but then I asked then what? $40-60k in debt with a history degree. Now, some almost 20 years later here I am in south Florida without a pot to piss in.

Did I choose wisely?
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Postby rearadmiral » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:42 pm

Are you happy?
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Postby TeeDub » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:47 pm

sure. But in the spirit of the thread I 'could be' a published associate professor somewhere. And that still appeals to me a lot.
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Postby BS1 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:47 pm

state school in PA for 5yrs for 10k a year....with a fisheries biology degree, chemistry minor and a economics minor (dont ask)....still owe 20k and dont even do anything remotely close to what I went to school for....but I am happy
It is what it is......
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Postby rearadmiral » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:56 pm

TeeDub wrote:sure. But in the spirit of the thread I 'could be' a published associate professor somewhere. And that still appeals to me a lot.


Make it happen. I have similar thoughts about things. Fear of failure and fear of success can be equally crippling. But shit doesn't just happen, you gots to make it happen.
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Postby UconnBuckeye » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:08 pm

I im hoping to go back to school, would like to get in with a company that has some sort of tuition assistance if not i'll evaluate and most likely bite the bullet.



P.S. someone get me a job in Boston, thanks.
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Postby TeeDub » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:15 pm

rearadmiral wrote:Make it happen


what do you do for a living?
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Postby rearadmiral » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:49 pm

I sell dreams.
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Postby Section 40 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:19 pm

Lottery agent?
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Postby MCA » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:20 pm

Giggles wrote:. I probably had the best time and got the best education on the deal too. Advantage: me.


Fail on the 2nd one.
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Postby rearadmiral » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:22 pm



Guy sounds like a whinebag. Nobody had a gun to his head to a) go to law school (I didn't know they 'promised' you work) and b) knock up his wife.

"WAH! Things aren't good for me so let's change shit."
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Postby TchotchkeBG » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:00 am

I had a goal of working in an ad agency and thinking up creative shit and went with a marketing degree with a computer science minor. Senior year I realized the agency route was toxic and a small percentage of agency guys actually are successful so I focused on my CS minor. Worked four years in direct marketing for Staples, got laid off after 9/11, got back into marketing on the sales side with my current company, didn't like the instability of a steady paycheck and transitioned over to IT.

I ain't using my major, but man that minor came in handy, and the $30K in loans is manageable for what I got.
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