i always went for easy warehouse jobs, easy to come by, and easy to perform. i went to school for 3 semesters, but i was not college type, and dropped out. alot of people get degree’s and then don’t use them or work in restaurants or something. i think to myself, why do that? like my niece got a degree in health administration from an expensive private college and now she is applying for babysitting jobs. whatever.
My degree almost costed nothing as I got bursaries.
I think its scholarships?
Going to college and university for me was more or less just a way to kill time I wasn’t ever enrolled in anything with a career path. After three or four years I had debt of 35000 dollars, so that’s four years of living for like one year of income from a minimum wage job. That’s nothing.
Why is it so much? My program was 1500$/semester and I got scholarships that almost covered that.
I think studying is cheaper in Quebec here maybe.
I’ve used my degrees, got exposed to all kinds of things, and was brought up with the notion that no education is ever wasted. College isn’t “it” for everyone, but for some of us, it was a good thing.
I dont have a degree
Doesnt matter to me
I was studying Biology and I wanted to work in genetics. Some degrees are useless in the real world but science degrees are not. Unfortunately I became psychotic and had to drop out. I have a year and a bit left to get my degree but I doubt I will go back at this point.
I believe that education isn’t useless. Learning to expand your mind and think critically are skills that apply to real world situations, even if you aren’t officially “using” your degree.
@Pandy lol, you quoted me before I added “in the real word”. I agree education isn’t useless. I like to learn about all kinds of things, but certain degrees like philosophy for example, while interesting are not in high demand in the real world. I;ve lost count how many times I’ve heard about people who got degrees in various subjects and can’t get a good job and regret their choice.
That amount covered tuition for one year which is like $5000 plus $5000 a year for rent.
Oh I didn’t rent a house when I was studying, I lived at my parents house.
They made it impossible to use my degree. You had to get an internship to become certified. They didn’t offer many. I didn’t even apply. All you needed was 70% to pass. If you can pass the test, they should let you take it anyway.
My first degree was a Bachelors/Masters in Economics. I got my Bachelors when I was 18 and I got a scholarship from the Flemish Government. The rest was paid by my parents. This degree resulted in a high paying job that I did for 4 years. So, it wasn’t a complete waste of money. After psychosis I got a UK distance learning degree in Health Sciences. It cost me £18K.
If I never work again, it was an expensive hobby. But if you think 20K will change your life, I think you’re mistaken yourself.
I took a degree in literature and worked in a library for 1,5 years. Then I was too ill to work. I Hope I can have a voluntary work in a bookstore when I get disability payment.
I never went to uni for reasons previously stated. I definitely feel inferior at times. That juxtaposed however with recently joining a group with 12 PhDs Although I’ve since quit as it was based on a score 12 more than the next best one, and I felt very presumptuous being part of such a high powered group.
I got a BA in Philosophy with minors in music, indigenous studies, and religious studies. I learned more about what I care about and love but I’m 40K in debt and working at a craft store for 10/hr. I don’t have to pay anything on my loans since I make so little so it doesn’t really matter to me right now. I’m in school doing pre reqs for a masters program in art therapy, so I basically have another two minors in psychology and art.
Same for my program, but I didn’t have the grades to do the certification. Only few jobs available for my current degree as I didn’t do the certification.
It goes that way. I had a lot of college credits but I ended up working for Wendy’s and later I became a consultant for the phone company. My major was print journalism & civil engineering