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I refused to be a clueless person. So hit me with the facts. ^^'

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You will meet creeps!

jokes aside depends what country you live in as stuff changes from each one.
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You will meet creeps!

jokes aside depends what country you live in as stuff changes from each one.


Looks like I need to be careful.

Any tips? Like how to identify one o.o



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Ryulightorb wrote:

You will meet creeps!

jokes aside depends what country you live in as stuff changes from each one.


Looks like I need to be careful.

Any tips? Like how to identify one o.o





Just in general be careful people are really helpful but from my experience alot of people will want to use you.

Intutition is the only thing you can really rely on imo.
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fullmoonsoul wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:

You will meet creeps!

jokes aside depends what country you live in as stuff changes from each one.


Looks like I need to be careful.

Any tips? Like how to identify one o.o





Just in general be careful people are really helpful but from my experience alot of people will want to use you.

Intutition is the only thing you can really rely on imo.


Brillant . I got homework to do then xD Use wikihow and other sources. Sheesh. More homework . bwawawawa
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Brillant . I got homework to do then xD Use wikihow and other sources. Sheesh. More homework . bwawawawa


Don't worry there won't be that many xD
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Don't worry there won't be that many xD


Thank you so much for your advice . Much appreciated. Btw how are you?
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I refused to be a clueless person. So hit me with the facts.. and if possible .. try to use [M rated] language ^^'


I've moved this over to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum which is more focused on getting actual useful advice than meandering banter as happened here.

If I'm mistaken and you were more interested in banter than advice, let me know (your request for [M rated] language confused me).

It really would help if you were a little more specific though. What is it you're feeling especially clueless about.

(BTW, I've trimmed some of the long quote chains in the prior posts. Please trim out old quote levels as you go when you are quoting posts that themselves contain quoted.)
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lorreen wrote:

I've moved this over to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum which is more focused on getting actual useful advice than meandering banter as happened here.

If I'm mistaken and you were more interested in banter than advice, let me know (your request for [M rated] language confused me).

It really would help if you were a little more specific though. What is it you're feeling especially clueless about.

(BTW, I've trimmed some of the long quote chains in the prior posts. Please trim out old quote levels as you go when you are quoting posts that themselves contain quoted.)


thanks I'm getting the use to this i guess.

It's been a while.
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You will meet creeps!


Not just in university.

The way I always explained it was this: In highschool freshmen would hit on senior girls.

In university, senior guys hit on freshman girls.
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Ryulightorb wrote:

Don't worry there won't be that many xD


Thank you so much for your advice . Much appreciated. Btw how are you?


Im good you :)?
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Start with community college
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here is something your counselor will not tell you

you are wasting your money

a degree is like a license to hunt but it does not guarantee that you will be able to hunt anything..


there's no point in getting a master degree in something when you are being offered $13-$15/hr.. even with a master

there are plenty of successful people without any degree out there.. so before jumping on the bandwagon like the rest.. consider all the alternatives

medical and tech/programming are always good field.. there are others..

so look into which fields will offer more opportunities first is more ideal


**student loan debts-- i think the FTC is suing some company about this..**

they are still selling the same slogan even to this day

degree= good paying job!..

eh.. it will depend on which job you are aiming for.. and if you can pay off the loans or not..

so it's a case by case basis..
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fullmoonsoul wrote:

I refused to be a clueless person. So hit me with the facts. ^^'



Sounds like you need an onii chan to help you with university...
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I refused to be a clueless person. So hit me with the facts. ^^'



Well, the fun stuff:
You'll learn the niftiest stuff in the most unexpected classes. I knew I wanted to get a degree in computer science, but ended up learning fascinating things in the history of math.. and the history of theatre. Math I kind of expected to enjoy, but seriously - be open to taking elective courses that might be outside your normal interests. It'll help you become a more well rounded person, and you never know, can sometimes help even with your chosen profession. I still use stuff from that theatre class when working on video games to this day.

If you know your desired major and/or double major and or minor ahead of time, do be willing to change. I'm putting this in the fun column because if you find yourself enjoying talking with someone from a different major more than you're enjoying your own studies, it's worth a shift, especially early on. I added a second degree program before I started my first class, and added a minor during my first year.. then dropped the minor because it was boring. Be flexible, this is the time for it.

The practical stuff:
Apply for scholarships and grants. Most of the scholarships will want test scores (either SAT or ACT), and the better you do on those, the better your candidacy. Others scholarships are tied to degree programs, or to handedness, or other things, so do your research here. Same goes for grants. Some of these will have restrictions - like "we'll give you the money now, but you have to promise to work in the state for at least 3 years after graduation - or at least not take a job outside the state - otherwise you'll have to pay us back". So read the fine print, but they do exist. My degrees were completely covered by scholarships.

Look into an on-campus job if possible. Computer labs always need monitors, tutor groups exist on most campuses, etc. These are usually great because they're nearby, are usually full of dead time to let you study and do homework, and give you cash for books and food and such.

A degree is usually the way in the door for HR at most companies. Even if work experience is better for the job itself (which is a separate debate), HR is the first hurdle, and they usually sort by "does applicant check the box on the degree we want?". So it'll help you get a job. If you have a company offer you a job if you are willing to leave before you graduate, DON'T. The degree is more valuable to you in the long term, and they know it. Getting you to leave early would leave you stuck with them, like it or not, because of that HR hurdle.

The bad stuff:
You're going to have to take a lot of classes you're just not interested in. Some schools let you test out of a few - I tested out of French to cover my foreign language requirement. Sometimes you can take a class as pass/fail - it won't count towards your GPA, but it will count as credits towards your graduation. Look into those options for stuff you don't like, or are worried might bring down your GPA in case you need it high for those scholarships and such.

Avoid parties with booze. I know, I know, uni is when the fun times are, etc. It's also where a lot of people get too drunk and bad stuff happens - fights, assaults, and so on. If you do decide to drink, drink with a small group of friends instead, it'll be more fun that way, I hope.

Try to put most of your "core" classes first - history and such. You'll see them in your course schedule. Basically, those are the credits most likely to transfer, in case you decide to change schools partway through. Upper level classes often won't, so you'd end up re-taking stuff, paying more, and spending more time. Those core classes are also pretty broad, so they expose you to a lot of stuff in case you haven't decided on a major yet.

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In the end, have fun. Learning is a lifelong thing, but uni is probably the prime time for it. Everything after that will be on your own for the most part, but it won't be with a bunch of like minded learning sponges.
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