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#5 - elizabethsiber (11/27/2013) [+] (45 replies)
Studying to be a Quantum Physicist. How's the demand for this branch of science?
User avatar #8 to #5 - Ehwhat ONLINE (11/27/2013) [-]
Demand might exist.. But then again, with Quantum Physics, it might not.
#14 - whosmokedmypot (11/27/2013) [+] (10 replies)
Story of my god damn life
I left school and spent like 4 years in college, only to finish and spend months sending applications everywhere and getting no responses. eventually i gave up and got a job sucking the all mighty Colonels dick
Honestly it's not actually that bad, eat chicken daily and I'm getting promoted to a manager soon so i can't complain

tl;dr **** college, eat chicken
User avatar #18 to #14 - tehbestever (11/27/2013) [-]
With a username like "whosmokedmypot" I can see why
User avatar #12 - parashizo (11/27/2013) [+] (16 replies)
Engineering master race
User avatar #22 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (11/27/2013) [+] (15 replies)
This is why you should ALWAYS take into account what's practical and employable. What is in demand? I assure you if you graduate medical school, you won't have this problem.
#32 to #22 - miwauturu (11/27/2013) [-]
I am left without a job because a career that was in demand when I started College no longer is now that I have graduated. Sometimes life just ***** you.
User avatar #173 - vortexrain ONLINE (11/27/2013) [+] (70 replies)
I want to become an author, but I have no ******* clue where to start.
User avatar #174 to #173 - theshinypen (11/27/2013) [-]
With a pencil
User avatar #83 - jajathezombie (11/27/2013) [-]
> get job as a barhop
> save enough money to invest in wigs, makeup, and plastic titties
> eventually get promoted to bartender
> save mediocre earnings as a moderately attractive "woman" until you can get affordable plastic surgery (i recommend thailand)
> get huge fake tits, maybe fix up your face a bit if needed
> now you're an attractive "woman"
> bartend
> offer all customers drinks from your cleavage
> walk home with $1000 in tips a night
#117 - dontshoot (11/27/2013) [+] (3 replies)
i haven't commented in forever but realty i'm so tired of seeing this ******** don't get a fake degree like English or interpretive dance. Get a degree that will actually land you a real job like mechanical engineer or human resources
#120 to #117 - jemmydubloon (11/27/2013) [-]
I got an english degree last summer and got a great job soon after in construction management. whenever they asked how I thought my degree would help me I just kept saying "It really taught me how to effectively communicate with others." they hired me and now I tell people I got A B.A. in B.S.
#1 - anonymous (11/27/2013) [+] (14 replies)
Well, maybe you shouldn't have majored in English, Art or Women studies.
User avatar #57 to #1 - KOMAFIFTYSIX (11/27/2013) [-]
What if someone truly has a deep desire for english, art, or women's studies and is going to college because they actually enjoy learning? I'm not a fan of people getting their dreams squashed because money is so freaking important to society. I may sound like a bleeding-heart, but I feel like people should be able to study what they love, as long as they don't complain and don't try their hardest to succeed in whatever field they love.

Me? I'm studying for my doctorate of pharmacy (mostly because i love biology, body systems, and drugs' impact on them [though the money is nice too]), but I know some absolutely brilliant painting and english majors who are studying what they love, and putting faith in their skills to become successful. Why become a mindless drone just for the money? Diversity and different mindsets are what make people PEOPLE. I understand how much college costs because I'm going through it, but you shouldn't judge people for studying what they love.

Sure, if someone is studying women's studies for the A, they're being stupid. But if they are truly interested in advancing equality and showcasing that equality, why not let them? It's their choice.
User avatar #119 - nigeltheoutlaw (11/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
>not getting your degree in a STEM field
It's like you want to be unemployed.
#41 - infinitereaper (11/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
The economy is **** .
#86 - salsawin (11/27/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I'm finishing my bachelors in biology, going on to do a masters in ecology soon.  Anyone here in similar majors/fields have any insight on job hunting/utility of this degree?  Pic related
I'm finishing my bachelors in biology, going on to do a masters in ecology soon. Anyone here in similar majors/fields have any insight on job hunting/utility of this degree? Pic related
User avatar #199 - vgmddg ONLINE (11/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Mike Rowe - Full Speech at Opening Ceremony of SkillsUSA's 2013 national conference I post this on every post relating to college and jobs. Skip to about 10:30. College isn't the only way to go to make a living.
#124 - greenthegunstar (11/27/2013) [-]
My older brother struggled for 2 years in college. I was really sad to hear that now, halfway through his junior year, he withdrew from his failing classes and has since pulled out out of college.

But then, not even within a month did he get a job working a computer troubleshooting job with decent pay, and paying rent to our parents letting him stay at the house.

MFW
Nah, but srsly I'm relieved.
#242 - swagbot (11/27/2013) [-]
It's terribly sad to see how many people are invested (in emotion, personal fulfillment, and money) in getting a college degree in spite of reality.

> Quality of "College" educations is minimal - majority of time it doesn't actually teach one a specific trade, but merely *introduces* them to some general concepts of their field. (Engineering Degrees are not so bad).
> Chance of landing a job is slim in this market.
> Degree doesn't much help chances of landing a job.
> Even if job is obtained, same job often may have been obtained without degree.

> Economy Sucks because Gov't is printing money like crazy, regulating businesses out of Country/into bankruptcy.
> Gov't predatorily taxes and regulates because we let it.

If we removed tax and regulation and brought primary industry back into our country, there would be bountiful jobs...

... And yet, everyone keeps crying and whimpering and chasing after degrees, and scorns and ignores the simple actions we could take (no degree required) to get steady, productive Jobs for Everyone.

Very sad.

This is, quite literally, why we cannot have nice things.
#112 - rockerforlife (11/27/2013) [+] (13 replies)
Anyone have tips for someone that wants to become an Environmental Designer / Teacher? I'm more than willing to move abroad, particularly Europe, I heard they have high rates of emigration.

pic related it's part of my minecraft map of rome (Ik it's not professional but hey i'm still in hs)
#250 - schmidtycent (11/27/2013) [+] (6 replies)
*cough cough* TRADES. Take it from me. 20 years old, my own place, and a 2012 dodge longhorn half ton. If you're good with your hands, there's decent coin to be made. At least in Canada anyways. Industrial Electrician FTW
#240 - Fiction (11/27/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I'm working on my Bachelors (Then possibly my Masters) in Early Childhood Education so that I can be a teacher. I hadn't been too worried about life after college, but I hear more and more that it will be difficult to find a job once I finish. Any advice?
I'm working on my Bachelors (Then possibly my Masters) in Early Childhood Education so that I can be a teacher. I hadn't been too worried about life after college, but I hear more and more that it will be difficult to find a job once I finish. Any advice?
User avatar #248 to #240 - thegamerslife (11/27/2013) [-]
In that field... just stop and listen to what swagbot said.

or go to a physical/labor type job. nursing, mechanic, etc
I'm going next fall for Associate degree in applied science for automotive tech, and sadly for you anything outside of applied science will not easily net you a job. :/ sorry bud.
User avatar #146 - Cambro (11/27/2013) [-]
English/Philosophy double major here. Is there a job where they ask me what the relation between Kant's and Wilde's opinions on beauty relate as it pertains to structuralism? No? Well **** .

Also, as you could guess, I'm pretty fun at parties.
User avatar #72 - ivehadworse (11/27/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Two friends of mine did this.

One is an Engineer and he's not far from where I am, flipping burgers. Let me run that by you again. An Engineer, with a MASTERS DEGREE, has resorted to flipping burgers because no one will hire him.

Another, who is sorta my half brother (through marriage or something, I don't ******* know) who went to college for a few years, and then got his MD-PhD (Doctorate of Medicine and Philosophy) and even he can't put his education to its intended use yet.

He recently picked up learning Japanese and has shown great interest in moving to Japan. Even if he doesn't move to Japan, at least he can read all that manga he likes.
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