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Work And Education

Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:50 pm

I created a thread for people to discuss work and education. Feel free to discuss anything about work and schools and education.

I have resigned from my ATC studies, it was too much stress in the job, shift working, etc. Now I'm thinking about applying for either Economy and Financial Law or Economy and Business Administration at the Norwegian Institute of Business (BI).
 
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DocLightning
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RE: Work And Education

Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:58 pm

My advice to anyone going to college:

Get a B.S.

Oh, if you want to also get a B.A. in Ethnic Studies or something, go for it. College is all about education. Learn about whatever suits your passion.

But if you would like to have a way of paying your bills and loans when you're out, get a B.S. Why? Because a degree in science is very flexible. It's usually a more rigorous degree program than most B.A. program, which shows employers that you're capable of doing hard work. And if you have a firm scientific education, you can learn other sciences with less effort. You might have a degree in biology, but you can still do some chemistry and even physics.

Similarly, my advice to kids who want to be artists and musicians is: that's great, but get an MBA or a law degree. If you make it big as an artist, that education will help guide you when you have to sign contracts and make financial decisions. It also will make the various execs and others who you have to deal with seem less intimidating... and you might be able to intimidate them. It's not every day they come face-to-face with an artist they're trying to sign on and learn that he's also a lawyer. And if your music career doesn't pan out, then you're still a lawyer or MBA.
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RE: Work And Education

Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:31 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 1):
My advice to anyone going to college:

Additionally:

-Wrap it up.
-Network, network, network.
-Always plan on graduating in jobless market and save money for a rainy day (learned that the hard way)
-Wrap it up.
-Don't make enemies. That guy with the really hot GF that cheated on him with yourself could very well be the guy you will have to interview with one day.
-Avoid drama and avoid clicks (frats, sororities, jocks, preppy groups etc etc)
-Be yourself.
-This is college dammit! Time to get over highschool and act like an adult. And remember adults can have fun too FYI.
-Always be friends with a nerd with high grades, but don't take advantage of him or abuse the friendship either. However stay away from geeks and dorks.
-Did I say wrap it up?
-Always use www.ratemyprofessors.com instead of hoping you'll get a good teacher.
-If you're the nerd, don't let other abuse of your skills. And certainly don't think stupid blonde girl will spread her legs for you just because you gave her a lecture on thermodynamics.
-Don't talk shit behind people's backs.
-FOR FREAKS SAKE, be considerate of your roommates. If you're a loud obnoxious lazy bum that doesn't know what quiet means, think Lysol is a party drink, use toilet paper mainly to clean up white gooey substances you just expelled from your body in the living room, needed your mom to teach you how to make your bed when she drops you off in school,think metal pots go in microwaves and that you can clean dishes with the same sponge as the toilet, do your roommates a favor and rent a pig stall far away from civilization. (yes, I had roommates that stupid)
-If you're an alcoholic or pothead studying a career (ie pilot) where a DUI or a positive drug test can destroy your career faster than you can say "jail time", then do yourself a favor and either get treatment or study basket weaving.
-When messing around with the university's main whore, wrap it up 5 times, then when done, douse johnson with alcohol and light it on fire. I've been told that hurts less than gonorrhea, chlamydia, or syphilis, herpes and AIDS.
-Always be relaxed and well rested the day of and the day before a test. Cramming non-stop 48hrs straight up to the test has been proven to hurt memory retention.
-Avoid run-ins with the law at all costs.

uhm thats all I got for now. sure is boring at work today   
 
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DanTaylor2006
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RE: Work And Education

Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:00 pm

I'd say...

Consider all your options before you go do something. I'm in my 3rd, and final, year of a BA Geography course, and I've hated every moment of it. If it wasn't for the fact that I have ~6 months left, I would leave right now and be done with it. I wish I'd come out of 6th form and just taken a step back, considered my options, and then decided. Maybe take a year off, work for a while, get some cash, then choose where to go...

But there we go, schools in the UK love to boost their stats and push the University/6th Form option upon you thanks to the Government.

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