Plans after college. . oam Lechaos: sro what are your plans for after college? " I Wit! dismantle the establishment board by board. Fellow college students/ graduates of Funnyjunk, I need your help: I work a large part of the time. It is a dead end job, but it gives me the money I need to ge
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Plans after college

oam Lechaos:
sro what are your plans for after college? "
I Wit! dismantle the establishment board by board
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#6 - Yojimbo (04/29/2014) [+] (8 replies)
Fellow college students/ graduates of Funnyjunk, I need your help:

I work a large part of the time. It is a dead end job, but it gives me the money I need to get by and pay for classes. I work all evening, deal with idiots, and stress out. I take classes at my local college during the day Recently, I've felt overwhelmed by college. In this day and age, more and more people say degrees are just scraps of paper on the wall. And the biggest thing on my mind is that college isn't a guarantee. I'm used to working everyday, walking home with actual money in my pockets, and having a guaranteed paycheck every two weeks.

So I find myself worried that I will graduate with my fancy degree and just fine myself in a bigger job pool, or forced to take a crappy job like my current one because there just aren't enough jobs out there. I worry that while I may have a degree, there will always be someone better than me out there. Someone who got all A's. Or had the time to join some club. I am concerned I will always lose out to someone else. Someone who was just a little better, or someone with connections.

I grew up trying hard to find a job, while all my friends landed jobs through connections. To me, connections are what rule. Even now my best friend age 20 is settling into the last job he may ever have. A financially amazing job he worked up to through connections. The college degree he hasn't even gotten yet may be useless.

Let's say I get that job that I worked and studied and paid tons of money for for years. What if I'm miserable in it? What will I do then? What if I find out all my work and money and time went to something I am supposed to be unhappy with for the rest of my years?

All this uncertainty is crippling to me. I've stopped going to class because I feel like I'd rather be working my crappy albeit decent paying job instead, where I at least have a guarantee. How do you guys do it? What motivates you? What advice can you offer me?

Pic related, me at my job
User avatar #7 to #6 - bloorajah (04/29/2014) [-]
heres to clear some stuff up. college is for your own personal gain, and for the gain of humanity as a whole. the more educated the population, the better the pupulation will be.
having said that, the truth behind a college degree, is that employers can pay you more, for something you may not even have a degree in.
i have a bachelors degree in botany and mycology, and i was paid 52K a year to work as a hotel manager a while back. yes, they hired me as a hotel manager, with no prior experience besides working at various nurseries and wholesale places. JUST because i have a college degree.
many people drop out of college for the reason you have stopped going to classes, the monetary appeal of a first job.
but let me tell you. your paycheck is **** . your job is **** .
sit down with yourself, think about what you want to do. every day, for the rest of your life. take a few classes in it, ad if it turns out you dont like it, rethink.
you dont have to settle on anything in college. the major you declare is for the universities refrence only. you dictate the path of your life, and let me tell you having a college degree makes all the difference in the world.
my first job was at a nursery, i felt much like you did, i have a steady wage, and i can live on it.
and here i am, only a few weeks from being granted a masters degree, and only a short summer from doctoral candidacy. the people i have met here who do the best, are not the ones who are the smartest, or the best connected. its the ones with the drive, the attitude to never give up. just that little push, to read the homework for an extra 15 minutes, look over the exam ONE last time before you turn it in.
and its those people who eventually succeed.

every day, i get to go outside, and admire the wild glory of nature.
and whats even better. i get paid almost 135k a year to do that.
education is vastly important. it just takes time to pay off.
persevere and you will succeed.
#5 - I Am Monkey (04/29/2014) [-]
This is going to be me after I graduate...
#9 - xyzlegend (04/29/2014) [+] (1 reply)
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#1 - theannoyingFJguy (04/28/2014) [+] (2 replies)
mankey
#2 to #1 - mankey (04/28/2014) [-]
Rebel without applause.

People just don't get me, man.
User avatar #4 - xtian (04/29/2014) [+] (1 reply)
You must be a Liberal Arts major.
User avatar #21 - ImsoObvious ONLINE (04/29/2014) [-]
Any career suggestions with a 100k+ salary? Im open to anything, need ideas.
#18 - anonymous (04/29/2014) [-]
I must be artist
User avatar #10 - albertjester (04/29/2014) [-]
Burn This Mother Down
#8 - imcadence ONLINE (04/29/2014) [-]
**imcadence rolled image** my plans after college
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