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College

Posted: 01 Oct 2015, 21:59
by Synnthetic
How's your studies going? Last I heard, most of us were in college or uni now.

Re: College

Posted: 04 Oct 2015, 12:08
by ShinobiRoronoa!?
While I am WAY too late with any reply here on this board, I'm temporarily out of college, though was studying before. Pm'ed!

Re: College

Posted: 04 Oct 2015, 20:33
by Synnthetic
In your defense, a reply three days later is a quick one on this board.

Re: College

Posted: 11 Oct 2015, 01:32
by CommanderCool
I've been out of college for three years now just working IT jobs. I think about going back for a master's degree, but grad school can be such a scam. Though it'd be a nice reprieve from all the mundane issues that pop up once you're fully into that "working life" phase. But an expensive reprieve.

You're in culinary school, right? How's that going?

Re: College

Posted: 11 Oct 2015, 01:37
by Synnthetic
It's fine. Tiring, but fine. My grades are high, I made Dean's list once. Had to reschedule classes for the first time because one class wanted me to read and write essays on four books in one quarter. Fuck that, I can't read books I WANT to read. It just doesn't interest me. I can write, though... Odd.

Re: College

Posted: 11 Oct 2015, 02:04
by CommanderCool
Oh yeah finding the time to read books with every else going on can be so hectic. I love reading books and I've only read two in the past year. And you'd have to be really paying attention and taking notes and whatnot. That's no good. That's awesome it seems to be going well though.

I had a semester once where every single weekday was 16-18 hours of attending classes, doing homework, or working, then the remaining 6-8 was a combination of eating, sleeping, and driving. Essentially no social life. Totally get that struggle of it being tiring. But I think the understanding/implication that you have managed to pull things like that off in college is more valuable to most employers than the actual type of degree you received.

Re: College

Posted: 11 Oct 2015, 02:17
by Synnthetic
Yeah, right now I'm juggling classes, work and homework. Culinary is the worst because I have to write recipes, journals, and essays weekly. It's killing me inside, it's so fucking repetitive, but it's useful... After I graduate, I can always look back and read about how I prepared dishes every week if I need a reminder on techniques. I'm glad they're pushing this so hard, but damnit the essays have zero purpose. I don't give a fuck about soy sauce is made or the hundreds of uses corn has, y'know?

Re: College

Posted: 22 May 2016, 20:40
by corban123
Well, I graduated guys. Feels weird as fucking hell. Who else is finishing up?

Re: College

Posted: 23 May 2016, 03:19
by Synnthetic
I don't graduate until December 2017. I can't imagine what it'll feel like. You get into a routine for years, and suddenly it's broken? Probably less of a relief than graduating high school, because now shit gets real. My only game plan for graduation is visiting Ireland, but then I need income afterwards.

Congrats, by the way. That's one hell of an accomplishment!

Re: College

Posted: 25 May 2016, 01:39
by CommanderCool
Biggest difference post-college in my opinion is making time to do the things you actually want to do. Everything starts to feel like it really has to be worth doing. I turned down a high-paying job recently because I knew it wasn't the right career move even if I'd be making ludicrous amounts of money. I think everybody gets a little more pragmatic and protective too after graduating and getting screwed a couple times in the "real world."

Going on dates and maintain relationships gets a bit odd too. I've ended up adding things to the top of the stack that I've never thought about like, "do our even schedules line up," "are our priorities similar," "does this person like living here," etc.

Congrats, Corban. You're in software engineering right? That's essentially always good work.