I know most of the people who visit this forum are 18+ so the chances of most of us being in College are pretty high up. So I wanted to get some discussion going on education. What have you chosen as your major? And why did you choose this?
I decided to do my major on Computer Engineering; mostly because I love to work on and fix computers. In the process of doing this I have learned various languages. I'm also going to be starting my Masters on Management of Technology pretty soon. Looking forward to it.
To those not in college yet; what are you planning on going for? why?
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May 07, 12 at 5:22am
I'm majoring in Pre-Technology right now. It's a one-year program and you learn a lot of shit in so little time, lots of cramming. Deals with physics, math and computer technology. Doesn't open doors all the way through but it offers lots of options to venture in, so engineering in general... architecture and whatnot.
The problem is, I don't know if I made the right decision these days. :/ But I might still take a shot at network security in uni, thing is I have to go through even more math beyond my program to get into it, ugh.
I might go into this 3-year music program instead, to be honest. Or even graphic design.
May 02, 12 at 10:43pm
Well at least by then you should have little or no problems with working in that field completely. There are just so many risk factors, like being sued due to malpractice.
I am just not a huge fan of insides or being someone's assistant. If I was going to be assistant it would be with dental care.
May 01, 12 at 11:53pm
Sort of, yeah. You work in a hospital, able to treat people and prescribe medicine and stuff, but you're not fully qualified.
May 01, 12 at 11:17pm
So pretty much once you get those additional two years, you will be able to fully do everything. The six years is more like having driving permit before getting your driver's license?
May 01, 12 at 12:46am
Six years of actual study at university followed by two years of foundation training as a junior doctor, then begin to specialise into a field. So technically a doctor after six years, but a fully qualified one after eight.
Apr 30, 12 at 7:08pm
So I am guessing you are going to be a doctor? I getting a doctorate degree would take eight years, not six. Maybe it is different over in the United Kingdom.
Apr 30, 12 at 1:29am
Grades pending, I have an offer to Medical School waiting for me in September. Six years at £9,000 a year....yay?
Apr 29, 12 at 7:54pm
Yes, but I don't want to be in retail or be a chain restaurant forever. I don't want that to be my ID to define who I am. I want to better myself in any way as possible. I know probably posting on a video game forum isn't going to help too much either...
Apr 29, 12 at 4:09pm
I did a major in history, finished 5 years ago, doing fine now, making good money but absolutely no way I'd ever consider that route again. I started out in engineering for a year, hated it, pretty much went that way because it seemed safer than what I really wanted to do, Architecture, but ended up nearly dropping out so clearly not the right move there. I got through school, didn't have trouble getting interviews but either the pay was terrible or I got edged out in the second/third rounds.
My advice just as someone who has been working for a few years and isn't just some college freshman is just treat college like vocational school, especially when tuition has gone up a ton (my school went from 20k to 30k from when I was a freshman to now, so ridiculous). Pursuing passions are great but my friends who are working at Stsrbucks or teaching in terrible schools for bad pay definitely wish they got lucky like I did. Who wants to find their life's passion to come from work anyway? Get some hobbies instead.
By saying why don't you become a nurse feels like , you are not masculine enough, so here is where you go to be second-rated, it was a nice attempt, but you're not that. I just want a male-dominated based job, more for a sense of identity, rather than feeling like spec of dust.
I have a male friend who is a nurse, and he's one of the most manly men I know. I wonder why "nurse" got the stigma of being a "woman's job."
It's even funnier, because waaaaay back in the day nursing, and just about everything in medicine, was very male-dominated. Even up through 1900 [according to wiki] over 50% of nurses were men. 'Nursing' does have that other meaning though, breastfeeding, which might have something to do with it though. Who knows? Either way I think it's silly to want a job that's "manly" so someone doesn't feel like a "speck of dust." Such insecurity. Security with one's self is far more manly than a job title.
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