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Which one is better ? Finish Uni or Go to work after Highschool
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Posted 11/24/06
i would suggest not looking at life from the view of how much money will i make? something like "will I be happy if I take this road?" is a better question to ask yourself. It is true you dont necessarly need a College education to succede, but these are for people who are naturaly talented. Im not saying your not, but you have to ask yourself if you could truely succeed without a higher education.
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you dont have make a choice between work or school, you can always become a crack addicted junkie and then proceed to slit your wrists, just to keep the freeway of life moving a little faster.
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Posted 11/24/06

cbisram wrote:

you dont have make a choice between work or school, you can always become a crack addicted junkie and then proceed to slit your wrists, just to keep the freeway of life moving a little faster.


HAHAHA...
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Well, you have better chances of being successful is you go to uni. For one thing, it makes up for a very good CV and job interviewers and recruitment will want to look at that. You have a much better chance of getting a good job if you have a good record with a degree. People who didn't go to uni tend to have a tougher time. Bill Gates was a special case. He dropped out because, I think, he was working on a brand new computer system and when he managed it, he stated mass-producing it and, well, we know what happened after that.

Generally speaking, though, it's always a good idea to go to uni even if you aim to be an actor, which is what I want to be. Yet here I am doing Business Economics to put a cushion behind me in case I don't make it as an actor. I always have this degree to back me up, a plan B so to speak.


yeah thats true..fame doesnt always last long.
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Posted 11/24/06
neither does an erection
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^ geezuz... lol
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hahahah
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It depends of what you want to be ofcourse, I mean some persons don't want to do University because they want to do a different kind of job which they really want to do. My sister had that and I really support her because of that ^^
So yeah both are good, it depends of what you want to do. =)
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i chose to go to college. thats because i DON'T KNOW where to start if i just go out there in the world after HS. its unlikely any stranger company will pay you well with just a HS diploma... lol.

unless if someone just throw me an opportunity or something, like my mom. she didn't go to college but she got a great job and get to travel countries on business trips. i wanna be like that.

if you know what you are doing, and you are good at it, good at business or good at.. art, some MMORPG companies hire graphic artists to draw for them without looking at your qualifications, heck, if i am good at art, i'll walk right in to these RPG companies with my resume and portfolio, screw college.

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if u go to uni, it will hone your skill to one certain thing. like, for examle, if you do, lets say biology at school. it will cover it but not in depth. if you do biology at uni, it goes deeper into it, and you can split in to separate fields, like Human biology or medicinal biology or plant biology.
but that being said, does anyone know when Bleach Episode 104 is coming out?
(not the manga)
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I think finishing university is better, but then again you can work while doing so. If you finish university you can become a professional and get a better job than say, flipping burgers if you only finished high school.
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Just to correct a common misconception, the idea that university graduates earn more money than non-university grads is a bit of a mistake. Those statistics take into account both arts and sciences, which have wildly different income potential. Remember, a science degree puts you in line to go to med school, etc so the results are skewed.

When it comes to an arts degree, the outlook is a little bleaker. A study released last year showed that those with a BA earned (at first) LESS then those who did not go to university because of student loan payments and a generally small market for arts degrees. Eventually earning potential rose but peaks at around 48,000 a year, which really isn't a whole lot more than people who haven't gone to university. You have to consider that as well as the student loan option (which is really crippling students in Canada and even moreso in the states.) I'm in 4th year and have accumulated 60,000 dollars in debt. Not a good sign.

My suggestion would be to travel and work "to find yourself" and THEN if you want to enter university do that. But only enter the arts if you have a very specific goal in mind. A science degree is a better (general) degree to have. And I'm saying this as an arts student.

As far as traveling and working you can do so easily using teach abroad programs. Get your TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) certification and then apply for jobs. Some require a university degree but alot don't, and most good TEFL programs offer job placement. I would be hesitant to suggest that anyone who has to pay for university themselves go there to find themselves. At a cost of 20,000/year thats a little much, especially if you're really not sure what you want to do.

An example; it's taken me four years to realize that I'd like an English degree in order to do creative/professional writing and scholarly research. That's 60k and me bouncing from a computer science degree, to a psychology, to a sociology, and then to anthropology degree. As far as meeting contacts; that comes ONLY from extracurricular activities, and most on campus university groups (especially political ones) will not hesitate to allow anyone in. If social network building is your aim you don't need to go to university, just check out the on campus political clubs and work from there.

Be. Very. Careful.
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I went right into the work force after I graduated. Not that I wanted to but because I didn't have the money. After saving up I ended up buying my house instead of going to college. I guess you can say I was more successful not going but to be in the field that I want to be in, I have to get a degree. I think it would be wise to go to college but when you want to go is up to you.
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Wolfrider wrote:

Just to correct a common misconception, the idea that university graduates earn more money than non-university grads is a bit of a mistake. Those statistics take into account both arts and sciences, which have wildly different income potential. Remember, a science degree puts you in line to go to med school, etc so the results are skewed.

When it comes to an arts degree, the outlook is a little bleaker. A study released last year showed that those with a BA earned (at first) LESS then those who did not go to university because of student loan payments and a generally small market for arts degrees. Eventually earning potential rose but peaks at around 48,000 a year, which really isn't a whole lot more than people who haven't gone to university. You have to consider that as well as the student loan option (which is really crippling students in Canada and even moreso in the states.) I'm in 4th year and have accumulated 60,000 dollars in debt. Not a good sign.

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woa...whopping 60,000...here in australia an average 3 yr course is around 20,000
and yeah ur right you have to be sure of what you want to do before jumping into you Uni.
my friend was hopping around for courses and accumulated more than 30,000 but finally decided to be an accountant.! (which i told her to do in the first place, she didnt listen) but i guess its sorta the same for me. I did Engineering and i want to become a teacher. so im gonna do teaching coz i wanna go to japan or korea to teach english but before that i want to teach IT and english here in oz.
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Posted 11/24/06
I'd rather go to a university, than have tons of money, but thats just me.
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