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  1. 1. ITT: I give college tips, college advice, and debunk college myths.DSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 6:53:50 AMIve seen many high school and/or college students asking college-related questions on CE, so I thought Id make a generaltopic to answer any questions.First, my credentials: Ive been studying student affairs now for a while and have worked as a college administrator for afew years. I started out as an RA (Resident Advisor), then got promoted to an RD (Resident Director). Since then, Iveworked as a graduate student advisor, Greek Life administrator, Campus Life Programming Graduate Assistant, NewStudent Orientation, and university conference and events services.So feel free to ask me any questions about anything college-related. Here are the guidelines for this topic:1 For every question, I will attempt to give you the best answer I have. That means that Ill be honest with you. No PR or silly"Go to college" answers that recruiters will give you. I am a firm believer that college isnt for everyone, and I will tell you so ifI believe it will help you.2 You may get an answer you dont want to hear. Thats the price with honesty. You can take my advice or leave them. Itsup to you.3 I dont know everything. While Ive worked in several fields, Im still young and obviously wont be able to answer everyquestion. If I dont know the answer, I will flat out tell you instead of trying to stretch my expertise. This topic is meant to behelpful, not to flaunt my college knowledge. If I can, I may redirect you to the proper resources for you to find that answer.4 I wont be of much help to you when it comes to specific majors or degree programs. While I have some knowledge ofgeneral college majors and facts such as employment opportunities, salary range, and difficulty, there are just too many forme to keep track of. My advice is more general in nature, dealing with college issues such as admissions, studying, part timejobs, career services, student loans, roommates, dining, and other out-of-class college problems.5 I will not respond to trolling. If you have a disagreeing opinion, that is fine and even encouraged. Id like to get somediscussions going, and if friendly debates come out as a result, it is only for the benefit of the readers. But please, keep itcivil and productive.6 This topic will mostly be question-and-answer driven. This means that most of my advice will come as a result from yourquestions, as I wouldnt know where to start otherwise. Every so often Ill post a tip, fact, or myth-debunker out there, but thistopic will only stay alive as long as people seem interested.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.giffratagonia | Posted on 2/15/2012 6:54:21 AMWhich college did you attend?---PENN 2015Game1ngAssass1n | Posted on 2/15/2012 6:55:02 AMHow do I get laid?---When I was 8 years old, my neighbors dog kept poping on my yard. So one day I poped on his yard.gamegodofall | Posted on 2/15/2012 6:56:40 AMHow can I get out of paying back my loans. I dont think I should have to.---My Words Were True And Sheamus Made You Believe!http://imgur.com/Fc39f.jpgAsherlee10 | Posted on 2/15/2012 6:57:48 AMYoung CEmen would be wise to utilize this topic.---"Opinions should be a result of a thought, not a substitute for it.""Im confused." - leverage2015nananabatman | Posted on 2/15/2012 6:59:09 AMI am in the process of rushing Sigma alpha Epislon. Know anything about them besides that they uphold the GentlemenStandard?King_Hutton | Posted on 2/15/2012 6:59:23 AM
  2. 2. How do you make your friend feel better because he went to a school with an awful hockey team?Because pretty much everyone I know should feel bad about themselves.DSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 6:59:58 AMfratagonia posted...Which college did you attend?Undergraduate: ERAUGraduate: OK StateGame1ngAssass1n posted...How do I get laid?Not by becoming an RA, lol.Parties, clubs, bars, etc. Its cliche, but theres a reason its cliche. Now, if youre looking for a relationship, thats anotherstory entirely.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifAchillesVent | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:02:23 AMi mostly wang to go to college to move out of my parents and go to parties and meet the ladies. is there any degrees that areeasiest?weirdlogic | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:02:50 AMHow do i get into a groove of studying?and maintain it all year long?DSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:06:03 AMgamegodofall posted...How can I get out of paying back my loans. I dont think I should have to.Unfortunately, you cannot do that.UNLESS... you get employed in a qualifying public service career. Then you would qualify for loan forgiveness. A list ofqualifying jobs and other requirements can be found here:http://www.finaid.org/loans/publicservice.phtmlAsherlee10 posted...Young CEmen would be wise to utilize this topic.Thats my hope.nananabatman posted...I am in the process of rushing Sigma alpha Epislon. Know anything about them besides that they uphold the GentlemenStandard?Unfortunately, I dont know any specific information about them. I just started working with Greek Life a month ago and amstill learning specifics about each chapter.King_Hutton posted...How do you make your friend feel better because he went to a school with an awful hockey team?Because pretty much everyone I know should feel bad about themselves.Talk about football. That may turn the tides a bit.---
  3. 3. Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifSierraKusterbck | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:07:36 AMFrom: nananabatman | #006I am in the process of rushing Sigma alpha Epislon. Know anything about them besides that they uphold the GentlemenStandard?Im an SAE pledge right now.Youll to memorize The True Gentleman, The founders of SAE, the Greek Alphabet (although all fraternities have to do that),and parts of the Phoenix (pledge manual).---http://i.imgur.com/5bLi5.pngbretonftw | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:08:41 AMIs it true that Business as a major is becoming completely overcrowded in proportion to the jobs availible that are looking fora Business qualification?---High General of the CrabdomIf you believe in Santa and are 100% proud of it, put this in your sig.leverage2015 | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:10:14 AMTracking for later i could use your opinion---SkarsgardFornus, 7PatchProblem, Bloody Pechos, TheDeadlights and Scombussolare.CrazyGuyWithNoodles | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:13:42 AMnananabatman posted...I am in the process of rushing Sigma alpha Epislon. Know anything about them besides that they uphold the GentlemenStandard?They have the highest rate of alcohol-related death of any national Greek house, although much of this is due to their sizeand number of chapters.Also, most branches have earned the honor of being referred to as "Sexual Assault Expected" because of their partyatmosphere and generally low morals.---http://i.imgur.com/KB1AS.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/X6Kde.jpgDSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:16:26 AMbretonftw posted...Is it true that Business as a major is becoming completely overcrowded in proportion to the jobs availible that are looking fora Business qualification?This is partially true. While yes, Business has become sort of the catch-all major (second to liberal studies), it is also verydiverse and many business majors end up working in different fields. Just about every company needs someone with abusiness background, so the business degree will be helpful in that regard. However, to really be competitive with abusiness degree, you need to have a focus. And Im not talking about an area of concentration or a minor, I mean a specificfield that youd like to apply your business expertise into.For example, say you like animals and want to get a business degree. Maybe youd like to manage a zoo one day. I wouldsuggest you volunteer or work part time at a zoo or vet clinic to gain experience, perhaps take a few zoology courses aswell. That way, when you graduate, youll have some knowledge of the field (and the rest youll learn during training,anyway), but youll also have the advantage of finance and management skills that many other applicants with zoologydegrees wouldnt have.Hope that helps.leverage2015 posted...Tracking for later i could use your opinionNo problem!---
  4. 4. Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifDSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:17:44 AMbtw, thanks to everyone providing their SAE knowledge. I encourage anyone with relevant information to feel free to add tothis topic.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifcoolboy11 | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:17:47 AMThis should be a good read.*taggers*---"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool". William ShakespeareKing_Hutton | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:21:29 AMTalking about college football is only exciting for people in the south and people who wish they were. Real people go tohockey schools.kourkour | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:22:17 AMDo you think i will have problems with my performance if i continue to study at non-traditional hours? For example i could bestudying 1-7 and then go straight for lessons and sleep after i attend etc.Also what happens if you get busted with weed?---"stereotypical internet guy" -Fuzzy_Blankethttp://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa242/kourkour/xcluded.jpgDSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:28:39 AMKing_Hutton posted...Talking about college football is only exciting for people in the south and people who wish they were. Real people go tohockey schools.Where are you from?kourkour posted...Do you think i will have problems with my performance if i continue to study at non-traditional hours? For example i could bestudying 1-7 and then go straight for lessons and sleep after i attend etc.Also what happens if you get busted with weed?Hmm, good question. That entirely depends on you, really. Do you consider yourself more of a night owl or an early bird? Ifyoure a night owl, then you should be able to get by that way. Ive known many people who take naps during the day andspend time at night studying (especially engineers).However, from a purely health and psychological standpoint, thats not a healthy sleep cycle. How many hours of sleep areyou getting during the day? If its less than 6ish, youre definitely not getting enough. The human body is meant to sleep atnight, and tampering with that schedule messes with hormones and other chemicals in the body I cant name in the top ofmy head (this is from undergrad psychology class, give me a break).As for the second question, thats more than just a broken university rule, so youd get the actual police on your back for thatone.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifTurtlebread | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:32:28 AMWhat can I even do with a science degree, specifically something in the biological fieldand yeah I read point 4.SierraKusterbck | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:32:44 AMFrom: CrazyGuyWithNoodles | #015They have the highest rate of alcohol-related death of any national Greek house, although much of this is due to their sizeand number of chapters.
  5. 5. Also, most branches have earned the honor of being referred to as "Sexual Assault Expected" because of their partyatmosphere and generally low morals.SAE has both ends of the spectrum as in terms of how bad hazing is/the stupid things they do that get people killed andwhatnot. The National Organization is big on taking action against more "unstable" chapters with fines and whatnot. If aminor hazing incident was reported at my university, they would be fined $7000.But at least on the positive side of the SAE chapters I know of, theres never a real stereotype to the people who are in SAE.Like on my campus I know TKE has all of the great athletes, Fiji has a bunch of dbags, and Pike are the date rapists... Ihonestly only went to Greek Rush events on my campus for free food, but I ended up liking the guys at SAE so much so Idecided to pledge.---echokourkour | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:32:48 AMI am an engineer. And i sleep 4-5 hours on weekdays and 9-10 on weekends.Also, do professors care if you fall behind on your assignments because you are in a sports team? (thinking of joining therugby team, UK here). I mean, will they be more lenient, or no chance of that? (software engy btw)---"stereotypical internet guy" -Fuzzy_Blankethttp://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa242/kourkour/xcluded.jpgBIondes | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:35:46 AM- How much do you get paid?- I feel like college is a garbage waste of time scam that will leave people who arent majoring in medicine related fields orengineering many thousands dollars in debt for a worthless piece of paper that wont get them a job. Do you disagree?---http://i39.tinypic.com/4nmeg.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/2e4vu5g.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/g7p1Q.jpg http://i42.tinypic.com/6h4zud.jpgSingspike | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:36:32 AMtag---Dogbert is sexy. Q(-Q) ~&~Singspike~&~http://i.imgur.com/1gAja.gif http://i.imgur.com/juLC0.gifCore_Of_Stuff | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:41:04 AMIm studying for a B.S. in biology, but I dont know what I want to do with it. I dont really want to go to pre-med or graduateschool, I just want to get my degree and work. What should I do?---http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9827/ohmygodoaijlkdasjk.gifCrazyGuyWithNoodles | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:42:25 AMSierraKusterbck posted...SAE has both ends of the spectrum as in terms of how bad hazing is/the stupid things they do that get people killed andwhatnot. The National Organization is big on taking action against more "unstable" chapters with fines and whatnot. If aminor hazing incident was reported at my university, they would be fined $7000.You may have a point. In either situation, the downside to SAE chapters being so ubiquitous is that there isnt the same levelof regulation you may see in other houses. No house should be represented entirely by other people, but people interestedin pledging SAE should be aware of the specifics of their chapter and its history.---http://i.imgur.com/KB1AS.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/X6Kde.jpgthe_cajun88 | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:43:03 AMi can out college you, tc---The University of Tennessee Alumnihttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l306/the_cajun88/Josephthesnowman.gifDSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:44:13 AMTurtlebread posted...What can I even do with a science degree, specifically something in the biological field
  6. 6. and yeah I read point 4.Off the top of my head, not much. I can think of working in a zoo, teaching elementary/middle/high school, research anddevelopment in a laboratory, and working at a conservation or national park. Though new fields are being created every day,so who knows what else there is.Heres a useful link with a list of possible careers you can pursue with a Biology degree.http://condor.depaul.edu/biology/ugrad/50things.htmlkourkour posted...I am an engineer. And i sleep 4-5 hours on weekdays and 9-10 on weekends.Also, do professors care if you fall behind on your assignments because you are in a sports team? (thinking of joining therugby team, UK here). I mean, will they be more lenient, or no chance of that? (software engy btw)That depends a lot on the type of university you go to. Sports-heavy universities tend to give a lot of leniency to students in asports team. It also depends how big that particular sports team is there. For example, at my university, it is much easier foran American football player to get excused on assignments than a softball player. I suggest you talk to your professor now(or the beginning of the semester) and ask him/her this question directly. They should have a much clearer response, sinceby the end of the day, its really up to the individual professor.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifCrazyGuyWithNoodles | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:51:56 AMI guess Ill ask my question(s):What schools did you interview with besides OkSU, and do you still keep in touch with any of the people from your studentaffairs grad candidate pool?---http://i.imgur.com/KB1AS.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/X6Kde.jpgXXXB0BXXX | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:55:40 AMIm currently getting a bachelors in philosophy, how much money will I make?---"XXXB0BXXX is the best troll on GFAQs" - XXXB0BXXXXXXB0BXXX XXXB0BXXXDSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:57:55 AMBIondes posted...- How much do you get paid?- I feel like college is a garbage waste of time scam that will leave people who arent majoring in medicine related fields orengineering many thousands dollars in debt for a worthless piece of paper that wont get them a job. Do you disagree?Heres my take on the value of college:- If you go to college simply for a degree in areas such as medicine, law, engineering, and computer science, then its worththe price.- If you go to college simply for a degree in other areas such as English, Philosophy, Liberal Studies, etc. and just want thatdegree in hand, then youre wasting your time. Go learn a trade or something.However, the second category is not a waste of time depending on the amount of involvement the student has at the collegeor university. In college, students have the potential to build many skills, networks, and opportunities outside the classroom,more than any other environment they could be in. Many students realize in college that their "dream job" really isnt all thatit was cracked up to be, and the safety net of college allows students a cushion to try out different fields with littleconsequence, something that you cant do in the working world easily.For example, while in college, I went in to get a degree in Aeronautical Science, which is pretty worthless if you cant get a
  7. 7. job as a pilot. However, thanks to my college involvement, I gained tons of experience acting in theatre, leading a residencehall, teaching a kindergarten class, publishing a book, traveling around the country (for free) for tons of conferences andevents, giving a commencement speech to over 5,000 people, and even being on live television and running a broadcastingstation. Well worth the college money. There is no way I would have been able to do all of that without the resourcesavailable in college. Unfortunately, many students dont take advantage of such resources, and by the time they graduated,they threw away all that money with no job to show for it. College students pay student fees for a reason. Use them.Core_Of_Stuff posted...Im studying for a B.S. in biology, but I dont know what I want to do with it. I dont really want to go to pre-med or graduateschool, I just want to get my degree and work. What should I do?This is similar to another question I answered earlier. See this link for a list of possible options:http://condor.depaul.edu/biology/ugrad/50things.htmlHowever, if you feel that none of that really interests you, may I suggest changing majors? What year are you in college? Iwould start by joining extracurricular activities that interest you and find out if you have a passion for something else. Visityour career services department. Many career services departments in universities have career counselors who can provideyou with interest assessments that can help you figure out which career options are best for you. Im actually training to be acareer counselor right now, and those assessments are really helpful. And best of all, theyre FREE for college students.Just visit your office and ask them about their career assessment and career development services.the_cajun88 posted...i can out college you, tchttp://ragefac.es/faces/cc91e8741c0c596b8b15cb2fc544a488.png---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifIrishMercenary | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:58:17 AMHow did you get that job?Also like Im in college here in Ireland and we dont have any of these fraternity houses here, aside from the films, where theyare just places to session on, what do they actually do?---...Bow-chicka-bow-wow ~ Zarren364Jinder Mahal > CM PunkMrSty | Posted on 2/15/2012 7:59:38 AMI just got my GED and got an above average score that qualifies me for scholarships. Would a state university accept/denyme or are there tests I would need to take? Im not interested in community colleges.---I know your roomie is supposedly in MLG and supposedly has a g/f who is supposedly a fox. I have no patience forbestiality... - Krazylegzkourkour | Posted on 2/15/2012 8:02:29 AMFrom: IrishMercenary | #034Also like Im in college here in Ireland and we dont have any of these fraternity houses here, aside from the films, where theyare just places to session on, what do they actually do?Same here, all we have are "societies".---"stereotypical internet guy" -Fuzzy_Blankethttp://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa242/kourkour/xcluded.jpgCore_Of_Stuff | Posted on 2/15/2012 8:03:26 AMFrom: DSdude19 | #033This is similar to another question I answered earlier. See this link for a list of possible options:http://condor.depaul.edu/biology/ugrad/50things.htmlHowever, if you feel that none of that really interests you, may I suggest changing majors? What year are you in college? Iwould start by joining extracurricular activities that interest you and find out if you have a passion for something else. Visit
  8. 8. your career services department. Many career services departments in universities have career counselors who can provideyou with interest assessments that can help you figure out which career options are best for you. Im actually training to be acareer counselor right now, and those assessments are really helpful. And best of all, theyre FREE for college students.Just visit your office and ask them about their career assessment and career development services.Ive thought about changing my major a couple of times. Im almost dead set on some kind of office job, so I was thinkingthat a business degree would be a good catch-all thing for me. I feel like Im floating all the time here. Its weird.---http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9827/ohmygodoaijlkdasjk.gifDSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 8:06:46 AMCrazyGuyWithNoodles posted...I guess Ill ask my question(s):What schools did you interview with besides OkSU, and do you still keep in touch with any of the people from your studentaffairs grad candidate pool?Honestly, I only interviewed at OkSU, mostly because they offered me a full-ride scholarship there. To me, financing theuniversity is more important than choosing a university based on rank, prestige, etc. But thats just my college values. Imsure other people have different values about that. Im just glad I managed to get through both my undergrad and graddegrees with full scholarships. (Though I still managed to acquire debt from the plane rentals for my flight degree; flying isexpensive!)And yes, I do keep in touch with my grad candidate pool, as Im still in my grad program (I finish this May). :pXXXB0BXXX posted...Im currently getting a bachelors in philosophy, how much money will I make?That is a very general question, sir. Though Im guessing this is a stab at the supposed uselessness of philosophy degrees.That brings us to our first myth!Philosophy degrees can be just as useless or useful as many other degrees depending on how much effort is put into them.Students who major in Philosophy with a plan in mind will have a much greater chance of finding employment than studentswho just major in Philosophy with no goal in mind of what they want to do with it. But in reality, Philosophy is a transferablefield that can apply in many areas.Check out this page talking about the value of a Philosophy degree and some surprising statistics about how well students inPhilosophy fields can do:http://www.willamette.edu/cla/philosophy/practical/---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifCrazyGuyWithNoodles | Posted on 2/15/2012 9:12:15 AMDSdude19 posted...CrazyGuyWithNoodles posted...And yes, I do keep in touch with my grad candidate pool, as Im still in my grad program (I finish this May). :pCool beans. If youre looking into Doctoral programs, Im lead to believe that GWU is always worth looking into.I know nothing about the actual program, Ive just heard that part 1 of the interview is being vetted by the Secret Service.---http://i.imgur.com/KB1AS.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/X6Kde.jpgDSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 9:19:10 AMIrishMercenary posted...How did you get that job?Also like Im in college here in Ireland and we dont have any of these fraternity houses here, aside from the films, where they
  9. 9. are just places to session on, what do they actually do?kourkour posted...From: IrishMercenary | #034Also like Im in college here in Ireland and we dont have any of these fraternity houses here, aside from the films, where theyare just places to session on, what do they actually do?Same here, all we have are "societies".Connections, basically. I know my supervisor since shes friends with the supervisor of my last job. And Fraternities andSororities are generally social organizations with a focus on philanthropy and service learning. They help their membersbuild valuable life skills in leadership and other areas while helping their communities through fundraisers and other serviceevents. Gosh, I sound like a Public Service Announcement.MrSty posted...I just got my GED and got an above average score that qualifies me for scholarships. Would a state university accept/denyme or are there tests I would need to take? Im not interested in community colleges.Depends on how you do on your SATs/ACTs. They look at a variety of things to decide to accept you. Have you beeninvolved in extra-curricular activities? Have you done volunteer work? Are you a resident of the state (if its a state school)?Think about these questions and that may give you a clearer picture.Core_Of_Stuff posted...Ive thought about changing my major a couple of times. Im almost dead set on some kind of office job, so I was thinkingthat a business degree would be a good catch-all thing for me. I feel like Im floating all the time here. Its weird.It could work. Just make sure to continue looking around and seeing what interests you. Just because youre getting abusiness degree doesnt mean you qualify for every business sector out there. Find an area of interest youd like to work inand focus your business expertise on that (if you choose to do business). Also, remember, lots of people end up workingjobs not related to their bachelors degree. So dont stress too much about your major. As long as you get involved inextracurricular college activities and gain leadership skills and network connections, you should do fine.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifKing_Hutton | Posted on 2/15/2012 9:43:14 AMDSdude19 posted...Where are you from?UMass Lowell. This username was inspired by King Carter Hutton, who is currently the sexiest goalie in the AHL.JBaLLEN66 | Posted on 2/15/2012 9:51:54 AMIs accounting a good major and im also greek so how much will that help me.---Always choosing red solo cups because the blue ones remind me of liberals.DwnWitThaSystm | Posted on 2/15/2012 9:56:45 AMHow did you handle the transition from undergrad to graduate school? My transition to law school has basically destroyedmy mental health.---I hate my username.Butterfiles | Posted on 2/15/2012 9:59:43 AMdo you have advice for a future premed---http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/739480/marlins.gifCloakandStagger | Posted on 2/15/2012 10:07:01 AMhow easy is it for gay guys to get it on with straight guys?---Set to buy: Skyrim, Arkham city, Uncharted 3, Demons SoulsMaybe: God of War 3, God of War collections, Ico Collection, Dark Souls
  10. 10. DSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 10:52:38 AMWow, lots of questions! Thats great!I just got swamped with work, so Ill have to take a breather for a bit. Ill get back to answering questions when I can.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifmallow | Posted on 2/15/2012 10:56:36 AMFrom: weirdlogic | #010How do i get into a groove of studying?and maintain it all year long?---Take it to heart, like a vegetarian that wont even eat animal crackersAllOfThePlights | Posted on 2/15/2012 10:59:00 AMCEmen: SAE is an awful fraternity. Get into a better one.---http://i42.tinypic.com/1gg676.png http://i42.tinypic.com/vem2hk.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/rigs5y.jpgJBaLLEN66 | Posted on 2/15/2012 11:00:20 AMalso debunk some common college myths---Always choosing red solo cups because the blue ones remind me of liberals.XXHornDogXX | Posted on 2/15/2012 11:05:32 AMWhats your opinion about going into the Military rather then College after High School.---InFearAndFaith_ still owes me my damn prize for guessing the right release date!-http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/960512-halo-reach/53295877DSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 1:20:40 PMJBaLLEN66 posted...Is accounting a good major and im also greek so how much will that help me.Accounting is great, actually. Its a very useful skill to have in real life, and any company or business worth their salt will needgood accountants, so theres plenty of job opportunities. Being Greek is great for building leadership skills and connections,two things that would really help you out in the job market. Hopefully youre in a reputable chapter that upholds its owntouted morals (as Ive experienced many that dont). If so, then get involved and try to take any leadership opportunities thatbecome available. You wont regret it.DwnWitThaSystm posted...How did you handle the transition from undergrad to graduate school? My transition to law school has basically destroyedmy mental health.Its not easy, since you need to have a completely different mindset to get into a graduate students study habits. Withclasses only being once a week, it requires exceptional time management skills and procrastination is not an option. Ilearned that lesson pretty quickly within a few weeks into my program. Its tough, I agree. My suggestion is to make aschedule for work/studying/personal time that you stick to. If you leave Saturday afternoons as your leisure time, stick to it.Dont try to cram a last-minute paper in there or it will stress you out. If youre going to be stressed, do it when itsappropriate, not during your leisure time when youre supposed to be relaxed.Butterfiles posted...do you have advice for a future premedUnfortunately, no. I dont know much about the medical field.CloakandStagger posted...how easy is it for gay guys to get it on with straight guys?
  11. 11. This is an odd question. I wouldnt say its easy, but studies have shown that college is the peak time where straight guysexperiment with their own sexuality, so I guess college is the best time more than ever...AchillesVent posted...i mostly wang to go to college to move out of my parents and go to parties and meet the ladies. is there any degrees that areeasiest?Okay, this is where I feel the need to tell you that youre going about this all wrong. College is expensive. Oftentimes tooexpensive to be worth the price if youre going to waste it partying and hanging out. Not only would you be doing nothingwith your life, but youd be acquiring debt up the wazoo with no payoff. But I digress. Im not your parent and hopefully youllfigure that out for yourself in time.As far as easy degrees, thats completely dependent on your skills. Psychology may be the easiest field to some people,while chemistry comes naturally to someone else. What classes do you usually do best in while in high school? Thatsprobably a good indication of what majors are best suited for you.But again, dont go to college if those are your only reasons. Youll regret it later on.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifDSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 1:21:07 PMmallow posted...From: weirdlogic | #010How do i get into a groove of studying?and maintain it all year long?This is a tough one, because maintaining one strategy is almost impossible. Factors and variables change, and a studyingtechnique that worked last month may be irrelevant this month, especially with the way a typical college schedule works.First of all, make a schedule. The best times to study, in my opinion, fall into one of these three categories. Look at them andsee which one best fits you:1. Evening before bed. By this point, youve hung out with your friends, youve eaten dinner, and youre back in your roomwinding down from the day. By this point you can get some review in before finally going to sleep. Not effective if youre outlate often.2. Between classes. I think this one is the most effective. You know those gaps in your schedules between classes? Usethem effectively. Schedule some review or homework time. Doesnt have to be long, just enough time to keep the stuffyouve learned that day fresh in your memory. That way itll be easier to review everything when the test comes.3. Early Bird studying. Probably the toughest to do, but preferred by some people. Some people I know like to wake up anextra hour early, maybe go workout, get some breakfast, then sit down and go over some notes before heading to class.This usually helps wake up the brain and keeps you more alert throughout the rest of the day.XXHornDogXX posted...Whats your opinion about going into the Military rather then College after High School.I think thats a great idea if you want military training. If thats what you want, go for it. Just make sure thats what you reallywant and arent only doing it to please your parents or to get college paid for later on. The military gets you great experienceand exciting opportunities. Some people would be better off going to the military than taking the traditional books and testsapproach of college. However, if military is your thing, Id consider maybe doing ROTC. Being an officer gives you the bestof both worlds: practical skills from military training and a wealth of knowledge from getting a free college education.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifDSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 1:24:45 PM
  12. 12. JBaLLEN66 posted...also debunk some common college mythsLets see, from the top of my head:Myth: All the college wants from me is my money, not whether I get an education.Reality: This isnt true for most colleges. Colleges typically consist of three departments: Faculty, Staff, and Administration. Iwork for the field of Student Affairs, which falls under staff. My field was specifically created to meet the needs of thestudents, and to keep faculty and administration in check when politics force them to get greedy. Were the ones at thosedepartmental meetings fighting against tuition increases, budget cuts, and opening new student centers so college studentshave a great college experience. Trust me, we care about you. Thats why we got into this field to begin with.Myth: Greek organizations are all about heavy drinking and hazing.Reality: While Greek organizations as a whole tend to have more incidences of drinking and hazing than other studentorganizations, their stereotype in the media is sereverly overblown. Every year, university Fraternity and Sorority Lifedepartments are getting tougher and tougher on such actions and trying to change the campus culture to detract from thestereotypes. Many colleges refuse to let their Greek organizations have toga parties or use the term "rush week" to knock offthe stereotypes. Small customs such as language and purpose are being redefined to make Greek organizations do whatthey were originally designed to do: be a great resource for leadership development for students and service projects for thecommunity.Myth: Career Services departments are nothing but glorified high school guidance departments.Reality: Career Services departments in universities provide many great tools that students can use to get a good job.Unfortunately, due to poor advertising in most cases, few students make use of their services. These departments oftenoffer resume and cover letter critiques, mock interviews for you to practice your interviewing skills, career/interest/personalityassessments to see what careers are best suited for you, career counseling in general, internship opportunities, connectionsto various employers from many fields, and much more.Look at it this way: a portion of your student fees go into funding this department, so it is in your best interest to make use ofthem and stop by at least once to see what they cando for you.Ill have more as I think of them.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifDSdude19 | Posted on 2/15/2012 2:00:55 PMIm open to more questions. I will answer them tonight when I get home.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifmuh316 | Posted on 2/15/2012 2:05:17 PMSo what do colleges really look at when accepting a student?And if they do look at your grades, what year is their main focus?What would be grades that are enough to get me into a good college?---Supporting the Thunder this seasonDwnWitThaSystm | Posted on 2/15/2012 3:04:54 PMFrom: DSdude19 | #051Its not easy, since you need to have a completely different mindset to get into a graduate students study habits. Withclasses only being once a week, it requires exceptional time management skills and procrastination is not an option. Ilearned that lesson pretty quickly within a few weeks into my program. Its tough, I agree. My suggestion is to make aschedule for work/studying/personal time that you stick to. If you leave Saturday afternoons as your leisure time, stick to it.Dont try to cram a last-minute paper in there or it will stress you out. If youre going to be stressed, do it when itsappropriate, not during your leisure time when youre supposed to be relaxed.Woah woah, what is this? All my classes are at least two days a week, with some being three or four per week. The stress I
  13. 13. go through trying to keep up with that is bad enough, then they throw a ten-page legal research paper at us every threeweeks on top of it. Time management is definitely not my strongest point, but Im improving with it.At this point though, Im pretty sure Im not going to stick it out for my last two years. I know its supposed to be challenging,but I feel completely overwhelmed. Ive quit drinking almost entirely, set up meetings with tutors, attended counseling for thefirst time in my life and am currently waiting on results to see if I need medication to stay "balanced." The VA ****ing me overon financial aid is a huge part of it though; I might be doing a lot better if not for that. Anyway, if being a lawyer is anywherenear as stressful as law school is, I want no part of it.Just venting.---I hate my username.shadowtehruler2 | Posted on 2/15/2012 3:45:39 PMKing_Hutton posted...DSdude19 posted...Where are you from?UMass Lowell. This username was inspired by King Carter Hutton, who is currently the sexiest goalie in the AHL.No s***. I just applied to UMass Lowell.@TC:What majors *arent* useless? Id imagine youre able to give better advice than typical CE "engineering or burger flipping"BS. Im a HS senior and right now Im thinking that i want to do biology or biotech or something and then go on to medschool which is what ive wanted to do for years but as college gets closer im constantly second-guessing myself.---http://i41.tinypic.com/2vt387q.jpg http://i45.tinypic.com/11mgep0.gifEveryone here is clinically insane, thats whats wrong with this forum.-BlackDoomShadowKing_Hutton | Posted on 2/15/2012 4:09:25 PMWhere else did you apply?---All hail King Hutton!Official Carter Hutton fanboyGeneralZhao | Posted on 2/15/2012 4:12:35 PMGoing into aerospace engineering, anything you know about it/advise/recommend?---"Remember licking doorknobs on other planets is illegal."-Spongebob SquarepantsNobleRoar | Posted on 2/15/2012 4:22:56 PMSorry if these questions are dumb, Im one of the least college-savvy people on the planet.1. I have been accepted to two universities. One school is a lower quality (Im assuming) but is offering me a full-ride tuitionscholarship for 8 semesters. The other is a pretty recognizable school, but wont offer any school aid. Is the difference inquality TRULY worth the debt I will have? Majoring in Electrical Engineering, probably.2. If I wanted to get my Bachelors and then get a job to save up for graduate school (I kind of want to be a high schoolteacher for a few years, for fun) would you recommend that, or just jumping right into graduate school?3. Are professors jerks? I have these huge fear of teachers calling me out on stuff, and every time it happens I want to killmyself (exaggeration, of course.) It seems like they are based on what I hear, Im really scared. :(4. Is it weird to not have a car on campus as a freshman?I will probably have more questions soon.---"Be happy- if youre not even happy whats so good about surviving? Well be all right. I suppose we just go on."3DS: 0688-5255-6725ITT: I give college tips, college advice, and debunk college myths.Yo_D_oY | Posted on 2/15/2012 4:32:14 PMI want to make a general living creating indie games. Most of everyone think it is a waste of time to even think about but Iknow that isnt the case. Minecraft, VVVVVV, and more introduced what a person could accomplish if they stick to theirdreams and goals in life. If the industry is bad at the time, the programming knowledge can transfer well to many other
  14. 14. computer fields. Knowing how to code AAA games, not like game maker or flash but real C++ for example, is extremelyadvanced and all programmers know this.Whats your take on Video Game Colleges? Digipens tuition skyrocketed for this year as tuition is 18k+ a year. A generalComputer Science degree doesnt have the same networking and whatnot, kind of like your experience. It is cheaper though,but another downside is that it doesnt focus so much on video game programming techniques, such as using graphicalengines and programming animations. You would end up having to use whatever you learned and learn even more on yourown to build a portfolio good enough to land a job in the video game industry at all.Or did I just answer my own question?Also, whats the best way to find out the average wage/what the industry is like in any field? Google seems to be unreliableas many "reliable" sources claimed that video game designers (not programmers) make ~80k a year average whereasothers say significantly more or less in the same year. Would it be rude to call and ask the companies themselves?And Im 20 credits away from finishing a general 2 year degree. Are there any jobs that I cant get without that degree butdont need a 4 year degree for? I farm pigs and it is getting rather old and my work is taking advantage of my work ethic soIm always on a hunt for a better job anywhere, when I have time anyways.---3DS FC: 4768-7722-4768Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/thebestichibanLebronisgoat6 | Posted on 2/15/2012 4:27:55 PMDO you know what life would be like for a transfer student? I mean from a 2 year college---Lol Ravens http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/891214/omg.gifSMH Wes Welker http://i.imgur.com/eqOQs.gifYo_D_oY | Posted on 2/15/2012 4:28:15 PMFrom: GeneralZhao | #059Going into aerospace engineering, anything you know about it/advise/recommend?Not TC but my dad works at Boeing in Portland, OR. Look into Boeings intern stuff and all their programs if you are in theNW.---3DS FC: 4768-7722-4768Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/thebestichibankourkour | Posted on 2/15/2012 4:34:07 PMFrom: JBaLLEN66 | #042Is accounting a good major and im also greek so how much will that help me.Greek, so am i? Where you from? Patras here, first choice for panhellenics CEID (Computer Engineering and InformaticsDepartment, also knowns as H/Y, admitted to cambridge)---"stereotypical internet guy" -Fuzzy_Blankethttp://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa242/kourkour/xcluded.jpgcountzander | Posted on 2/15/2012 4:34:40 PMHow useful is a double major in economics and mathematics?---Beauty is truth; truth, beauty. That is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know.shadowtehruler2 | Posted on 2/15/2012 5:28:23 PMKing_Hutton posted...Where else did you apply?UNH, Endicott college, St. Anselm, & Mass College of Pharm & Health Sciences---http://i41.tinypic.com/2vt387q.jpg http://i45.tinypic.com/11mgep0.gifEveryone here is clinically insane, thats whats wrong with this forum.-BlackDoomShadowKing_Hutton | Posted on 2/15/2012 5:44:17 PMFrom: shadowtehruler2 | #066
  15. 15. UNH, Endicott college, St. Anselm, & Mass College of Pharm & Health SciencesUgh. F*** UNH.---All hail King Hutton!Official Carter Hutton fanboypeach_vs_faIco | Posted on 2/15/2012 5:49:02 PMFrom: nananabatman | #006I am in the process of rushing Sigma alpha Epislon. Know anything about them besides that they uphold the GentlemenStandard?SAE is a football frat at GettysburgIve been there before. Not my favorite place to party.---FvP | falco_vs_peach | *^*"The Shinies" Member*^* | Adventure Time MemberPBWSB | PDPSB | /pdpsb/ | PBWSB User Tournament Winner: DiabIoharley2280 | Posted on 2/15/2012 6:00:01 PMFor those wondering about Greek life, you cannot judge a Fraternity based off of the Chapter at your school. Chapters varyin so many different ways. One Fraternity may be cool on your campus, but their Chapter at a different school could act justlike someone on your campus who you dont like. At my school SAE is a bunch of douche bags who are mainly from thesurrounding area, but Ive met some from UT and MTSU who are actually pretty cool.Like wise the Sigep Chapter here is awesome, but Ive met people from other chapters who remind of the SAEs here.The only way to know about a Chapter is go out for yourself and get to know the people. Chapters vary way to much.---"Hail to the King Baby."Plat FC - 2407 6584 1961 SS FC - 1591 7102 9304DSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 11:51:48 AMmuh316 posted...So what do colleges really look at when accepting a student?And if they do look at your grades, what year is their main focus?What would be grades that are enough to get me into a good college?The catch-all answer is that it varies by college. Different colleges have different priorites. For some, grades are moreimportant; for others, SAT/ACT scores are or extracurriculars. But colleges will generally look at this combination of factorswhen making a decision: Grades (both overrall and senior year), extracurricular activities, volunteer hours, ACT/SAT scores,class standing/percentage, ethnicity/gender (for colleges lacking in ethnic groups or women and want to build on it), andinterviews/letters of referecnes (if applicable). Try to be as well-rounded as you can in all of these areas.DwnWitThaSystm posted...Vent away. Different programs have different class schedules. Most grad programs have one day a week, but there aremany exceptions.shadowtehruler2 posted...@TC:What majors *arent* useless? Id imagine youre able to give better advice than typical CE "engineering or burger flipping"BS. Im a HS senior and right now Im thinking that i want to do biology or biotech or something and then go on to medschool which is what ive wanted to do for years but as college gets closer im constantly second-guessing myself.Boy, this is a loaded question. No major is useless, really. If any major was useless, it would stop being offered. Itsusefulness, however, depends on what you want from the major. What is it that you want from your career. Variousemployment opportunities? High salary? Opportunity for advancement within your career? Transferable skills? Job security?Great benefits? Flexibility to allow for personal/family time? Personal satisfaction from a job well done?
  16. 16. See, the usefulness of your major depends on what you value most from your career. Engineering and computer sciencemajors typically make higher salaries and find more job opportunities, but career advancement is slower and there isntmuch flexibility to enjoy personal time with family and friends with the hours worked.Whereas an elementary school counselor has a lot of employability, good benefits, and plenty of time off with summervacation and whatnot, but doesnt pay too well.Depends on what you want.GeneralZhao posted...Going into aerospace engineering, anything you know about it/advise/recommend?Not really. My wifes an engineer, and she believes you should definitely supplement it with mechanical engineeringexperience and/or business management experience. Itll help you become more diverse in what you can do. But Im suresomeone else can provide better input on this.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 11:52:12 AMNobleRoar posted...1. I would definitely suggest you take the full-ride tuition option. Full-rides are a blessing, and unless the other option isHarvard for a law degree, the difference in quality is definitely not worth the price. By the end of the day, its yourconnections and skills that will count for your job, not the university.2. Thats perfectly acceptable. Many people do, and prefer, to work for a few years before going to grad school. A lot of gradschool classes are based on you having some previous full-time work experience. Heres the catch though. Make sureyoure the type of person who can leave school and come back a few years later. Working full time and making some moneymight be hard to leave to go back to being a student with tests and no money. Thats why Im going straight through. I knowthat once I leave college, Im gone for good.3. Ill be honest: some professors are jerks. They are total tools, and some will go as far as give you a lower grade becausethey dont like you. Every campus has some, and the ones with tenure can get away with it since their job is pretty muchguaranteed.Now that Ive prepared you for the worst, here are the good news: that is only a small percentage of the professorpopulation. Most professors in universities are great people and are there because they love to teach. The classroomenvironment is usually more relaxed and students arent just seen as pupils there to learn, but as valued individuals withvaluable things to say.And you know those bad professors? Ratemyprofessor.com is a great way to know which professors are bad before youeven register for a class. Thats one way to really get out of having professors you think youd have a problem with. Andonce you get to upper level courses (mostly junior and senior year), bad professors will be all but extinct.4. Nope, not weird. In fact, many freshmen go to college without cars due to the horrible parking system. Many campusesare either small enough that walking or biking is enough, or have a shuttle system free for students to get you around. If youdont have a car, you should be fine.I will probably have more questions soon.Yo_D_oY posted...postHonestly, if its your passion, go ahead and do it. I can tell by your post that you love it and you would enjoy your life doing it.I would say to go to school, work as hard as you can to stand out, and get yourself that first job. People who enjoy what theydo tend to make much more than the average salary range for those fields anyways.For salary ranges, I would talk to either a career services department who usually have great resources for that stuff, talk toa professor who teaches about that field of work, or you can even use Wikipedia for the specific job you want. Surprisingly,Wikipedia is usually pretty reliable about salary ranges, at least in my experience.---
  17. 17. Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifLebronisgoat6 | Posted on 2/16/2012 11:52:37 AMFrom: Lebronisgoat6 | #062DO you know what life would be like for a transfer student? I mean from a 2 year college---http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001898867/5948219102_coolObama5_xlarge.jpeg http://i40.tinypic.com/2vx2emt.jpgDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 11:52:51 AMLebronisgoat6 posted...DO you know what life would be like for a transfer student? I mean from a 2 year collegeOne suggestion I would make for you is to find a university with a good transfer program. Many admission programs haveboth new student enrollment and transfer student enrollment, and offer services appropriate to each. When you go to yourcampus tour, ask about what specific services they offer for transfer students. Ask as many questions as you can. Anyprogram worth their salt should be able to answer them with ease. If not, I would suggest go to another college.If youre deadset on that college, however, just realize that itll take some getting used to. Youre not a freshmen, but yourenot fully accustomed to there. I would suggest to live on campus or close to campus your first year (which may be your junioryear), only because living on campus is the best way to make friends, but more importantly, to find out what is going onaround campus and be the first one to know about any opportunities. Youll find that students who live on campus tend to dobetter, get better grades, and tend to get more jobs than those who live off campus.countzander posted...How useful is a double major in economics and mathematics?Dont know much about those majors, so I couldnt tell you.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifGuzco | Posted on 2/16/2012 11:55:07 AMFrom: nananabatman | #006I am in the process of rushing Sigma alpha Epislon. Know anything about them besides that they uphold the GentlemenStandard?At my school, SAE is widely known as standing for sexual assault expected. Just saying.---I love big nipplesDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 11:58:52 AMPhew! You guys are really throwing some great questions at me! Making me work the noggin!Keep it up! I hope Im being of some help to you.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifLebronisgoat6 | Posted on 2/16/2012 12:00:06 PMFrom: DSdude19 | #073[quoted text]One suggestion I would make for you is to find a university with a good transfer program. Many admission programs haveboth new student enrollment and transfer student enrollment, and offer services appropriate to each. When you go to yourcampus tour, ask about what specific services they offer for transfer students. Ask as many questions as you can. Anyprogram worth their salt should be able to answer them with ease. If not, I would suggest go to another college.If youre deadset on that college, however, just realize that itll take some getting used to. Youre not a freshmen, but yourenot fully accustomed to there. I would suggest to live on campus or close to campus your first year (which may be your junior
  18. 18. year), only because living on campus is the best way to make friends, but more importantly, to find out what is going onaround campus and be the first one to know about any opportunities. Youll find that students who live on campus tend to dobetter, get better grades, and tend to get more jobs than those who live off campus.[quoted text]Dont know much about those majors, so I couldnt tell you.staying on the on campus topic, what are your suggestions on clubs and activities? how many clubs would be recommendedto join? also what types of clubs would be the best to join---Lol Ravens http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/891214/omg.gifSMH Wes Welker http://i.imgur.com/eqOQs.gifLebronisgoat6 | Posted on 2/16/2012 12:00:28 PMFrom: Guzco | #074At my school, SAE is widely known as standing for sexual assault expected. Just saying.lmao---http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001898867/5948219102_coolObama5_xlarge.jpeg http://i40.tinypic.com/2vx2emt.jpgthe cow ninja | Posted on 2/16/2012 12:05:27 PMRelative to your experience, how hard was it to get into grad school? What do grad schools look for (aside GPA)? Wouldyou say getting a masters is worth it these days? Would you say your experience was legitimately difficult, or was it more"put in the time and effort and youll be fine?"---the cow ninja (37) | Board List | Topic List | Post New Message | Barrel RollDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 12:57:02 PMLebronisgoat6 posted...staying on the on campus topic, what are your suggestions on clubs and activities? how many clubs would be recommendedto join? also what types of clubs would be the best to joinFor your first club or organization, start with something you love to do. Love taking pictures? Joing the photography club.Love video games? Join the gaming club. Its a great way to meet people with similar interests. Stick with that organizationfor a bit and become involved in whatever activities they do. Sign up to work their bake sales, go to their trips, help withcommunity service, serve on the parades/floats, and run for office. That involvement will get you noticed and youll makegreat connections that way.Once you feel comfortable you can handle it, join a second organization. You can either A) joing an organization with morecommitment necessary, such as an intermural sports team, a martial arts or dance club, fraternity, etc. These will get youeven more involved and you could even come out of them having gained some practical skillsorB) a professional organization, such as the Student Government Association, the Student Campus Activities Board, HonorSociety, etc. These are great leadership positions that will quickly help you rise the ranks in the university.If you can handle both A) and B) at once (like I did), then go for it! If not, just take them one at a time. But never forget tocontinue with your "interests" organization, as itll help motivate you when you get stressed.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 12:57:12 PMthe cow ninja posted...Relative to your experience, how hard was it to get into grad school? What do grad schools look for (aside GPA)? Would
  19. 19. you say getting a masters is worth it these days? Would you say your experience was legitimately difficult, or was it more"put in the time and effort and youll be fine?"Graduate schools look at the usual stuff that undergraduate schools look at (GPA, extra-curricular activities, communityservice, letters of recommendation, leadership experience), but they also have some added things they look for as well.Most graduate programs will have you take the GRE or GMAT (or LSAT or other comparable standardized tests for certainprograms), so study up for those. Many will ask you for a writing sample or scholarly research paper youve written. Makesure to write one good piece in your time as an undergraduate and save it so you can show it.Some will ask you for a letter of purpose, basically a 2-3 page paper of you career plans and how that particular graduateprogram can help you achieve it. They may also have you write an essay on a particular topic to see what your writing skillsare like.More technical fields will want some lab and/or research experience, so make sure to build some of that. Internships arealso a plus. Make sure to list on your resume any awards youve gained, as that is also taken into account.Basically, the program wants to know if youre a good fit for what they have to offer. I would suggest you look in their websitefor their faculty and what their research interests are. Find someone who has a similar interest as you and send them anemail. Tell them you are an undergraduate student possibly considering their graduate program, and if they have any tips togive you to apply. Most professors feel flattered when they get emails like that, since it ups their ego. 4 out of 5 times theyllrespond with some advice and who knows? Maybe they can help pull a few strings to get you in.Make sure to work hard, build up your graduate school application the moment you start college basically with yourleadership experiences and academic work, and build the necessary connections by reaching out to others.As for me, it wasnt very difficult. I went to the university for a conference and got to meet some important people there. Theypretty much offered me a scholarship before I even applied, so it was pretty much guaranteed Id get in once I did.And yes, Masters degree are very helpful. Now that more and more people are getting bachelors degrees, theyre not allthat special anymore. Theyre a dime a dozen. Masters degrees are beginning to become that extra step that gets you thoseinterviews, similar to how Bachelors degrees used to be many years ago. Id say go for it!---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifTyrannus5930 | Posted on 2/16/2012 12:58:25 PMWhy for the LOVE OF F***ING GODS NAME DOES EAGLENET / ERNIE GO DOWN WHEN I NEED IT THE MOST!?WHY IS MY INTERNET SO SLOW WHEN IM PAYING 20K A DAMN SEMESTERWHY TC, WHY!?!?!---Core i7 950 | 6GB DDR3 1600 | 560 GTX Ti x2 SLI | X58 Sabertooth | Corsair Force 3 180GBhttp://g.bf3stats.com/pc/EADqPzK9/Tyrannus4842.pngDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 1:01:59 PMTyrannus5930 posted...Why for the LOVE OF F***ING GODS NAME DOES EAGLENET / ERNIE GO DOWN WHEN I NEED IT THE MOST!?WHY IS MY INTERNET SO SLOW WHEN IM PAYING 20K A DAMN SEMESTERWHY TC, WHY!?!?!Why dont people realize that Aeronautical Science as a MAJOR is a f***ing complete JOKE!?Why am I ridiculed when I say "Oh thats a Cesna" when I dont specify the model!?Holy Zanzenburger? You go to Riddle? What campus?---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifJBaLLEN66 | Posted on 2/16/2012 1:04:58 PMThe biggest frat at my school is probably Sigma Chi. SAE are known as woman beaters, Pike spikes girls drinks, ATOhazes the worst and are in the same boat with Pike and SAE, Phi Sig is getting up there. I say the frat most popular withgirls is Sigep
  20. 20. ---Always choosing red solo cups because the blue ones remind me of liberals.LowKey_Assassin | Posted on 2/16/2012 1:06:03 PMFrom: DSdude19 | #011http://www.finaid.org/loans/publicservice.phtmlI did not know this!!! THANKS MAN!DSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 1:08:19 PMLowKey_Assassin posted...From: DSdude19 | #011http://www.finaid.org/loans/publicservice.phtmlI did not know this!!! THANKS MAN!No problem! Glad I can help!---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifFearlessAhmed | Posted on 2/16/2012 1:12:13 PMHow much do employers really care about college grades? I had massive difficulty securing any interviews for a firstinternship, despite very high grades. However, after one completed internship, I applied for a second one, and was gettinginterviews left, right and center.---Praise Allah...a Seahawks victory!Fearless Ahmed Al-ShazidTyrannus5930 | Posted on 2/16/2012 1:16:04 PMI go to the Prescott campus.I messaged you a few months ago asking how ERAU was since Im going there, you replied it was a good college eventhough you wen to the Daytona campus.But yeah, Im majoring in the GSIS program (and I still have an uneasy feeling about that major) and doing the advance 58credit Chinese track....which Im regretting sort of.---Core i7 950 | 6GB DDR3 1600 | 560 GTX Ti x2 SLI | X58 Sabertooth | Corsair Force 3 180GBhttp://g.bf3stats.com/pc/EADqPzK9/Tyrannus4842.pngDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:22:01 PMFearlessAhmed posted...How much do employers really care about college grades? I had massive difficulty securing any interviews for a firstinternship, despite very high grades. However, after one completed internship, I applied for a second one, and was gettinginterviews left, right and center.Honestly, grades really dont matter to employers as much as people make you believe. Ive seen grades used for two thingswith employers:1. A cut-off point. They basically interview people above a certain GPA and wont accept anyone below. As long as youreach the cut-off point, it doesnt matter how high it is.2. The tie-breaker. If you have two candidates that they just cannot pick from, sometimes theyll look at GPA as thenumerical tie-breaker.Employers really care more about your skills and experience more than grades.Note: Grades tend to be more important in research-heavy jobs of any field, especially in their particular discipline.Tyrannus5930 posted...I go to the Prescott campus.I messaged you a few months ago asking how ERAU was since Im going there, you replied it was a good college even
  21. 21. though you wen to the Daytona campus.But yeah, Im majoring in the GSIS program (and I still have an uneasy feeling about that major) and doing the advance 58credit Chinese track....which Im regretting sort of.OH, thats right. I remember now. Yeah, ERAU is a tough school. It mixes the rigidity and practicality of a technical college ormilitary school with the campus-life of a traditional university. What I like about the campus is the campus size. Really helpsget you up the chain quicker.And its tough, but it really gets you out there. Considered the "Harvard of the skies" by many.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifNobleRoar | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:23:11 PMIs actuarial science a good major? The full-ride school I was accepted to offers it, and I learned Im great at math but I suckat physics, so Im really second-guessing my engineering choice.---"Be happy- if youre not even happy whats so good about surviving? Well be all right. I suppose we just go on."3DS: 0688-5255-6725Cpt_Pineapple | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:25:05 PMWhat are the joke majors?---http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2010/042/928790_20100212_screen008.jpgITT: I give college tips, college advice, and debunk college myths.DSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:25:41 PMNobleRoar posted...Is actuarial science a good major? The full-ride school I was accepted to offers it, and I learned Im great at math but I suckat physics, so Im really second-guessing my engineering choice.Ive... never heard of that major...*looks it up*Oh, okay. Now I know what it is. Never knew thats what it was called. Yeah, anything to do with finance should make youhighly employable. Thats one of the top hiring fields right now. Since you say youre good at math, you should probably giveit a try. Ask a professor if you could audit a course (many let you do for free) to see if it suits you.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:29:58 PMCpt_Pineapple posted...What are the joke majors?Like I mentioned earlier in this topic, joke majors arent limited to any specific major. Any major can be made significant bythe student who has a plan on how to use it. College isnt about handing you a job. Its about handing you the necessaryskills youll need to find and then work that job. Regrettably, some colleges dont do as well as a job on it than others.With that said, I consider joke majors to be majors that students take just to take them, no matter what they are. Since manystudents on sports scholarships and other non-academic ventures tend to flock to Humanities and Communications majors,they gain the rep of being joke majors, when in fact, many prominent people have graduated with degrees in those fields.Im under the belief that I could have taken any major during college and been successful with it, especially now that I knowhow to plan ahead with how Ill use it.If you graduate with a degree and ask "now what?" Then you just wasted four years of your life. Its not your majors fault.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:38:24 PMIm willing to answer more questions.
  22. 22. ---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifHitByABus | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:43:57 PMas a 23 year old, can i retake the ACT and get scholarships from doing better than when i took it at 15?what is the best bar in stilly?---Those who know, do not speak; those who speak, do not know.No mans knowledge can go beyond his experience - LockeDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:48:26 PMHitByABus posted...as a 23 year old, can i retake the ACT and get scholarships from doing better than when i took it at 15?what is the best bar in stilly?You can, but those grades only really help you when you enter college as a freshman. Once youre a sophomore and above,scholarships are based on how you do in the university, not on standardized tests.And I dont drink, so I couldnt tell you from experience.Ive heard good things about Stonewall and the College Bar, and though not a bar, Eskimo Joes is pretty popular.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifHitByABus | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:49:51 PMoh yeah, forgot about college bar, lawlis that freshman by hours or freshman by time spent?---Those who know, do not speak; those who speak, do not know.No mans knowledge can go beyond his experience - LockeAK22 | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:50:39 PMtag---"Just tell the Colonel you couldnt destroy Metal Gear because you were getting stoned." Hell understandDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:52:32 PMHitByABus posted...oh yeah, forgot about college bar, lawlis that freshman by hours or freshman by time spent?Freshman by: when you first enter college right out of high school. If youre already enrolled in that university, then ACTscores wont really help you out. However, if you start from scratch at another university, then I can probably see the value init.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifSamueIBradford | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:53:14 PMby the way do you know anything about the ROTC programs at universities?---http://thepenaltyflagblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Sam-Bradford1.jpghttp://www.blogcdn.com/www.aolnews.com/media/2010/10/sam-420-10510.jpgNobleRoar | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:55:49 PMDSdude19 posted...Oh, okay. Now I know what it is. Never knew thats what it was called. Yeah, anything to do with finance should make youhighly employable. Thats one of the top hiring fields right now. Since you say youre good at math, you should probably giveit a try. Ask a professor if you could audit a course (many let you do for free) to see if it suits you.Well Im not really in college yet, Im just trying to decide now.
  23. 23. ---"Be happy- if youre not even happy whats so good about surviving? Well be all right. I suppose we just go on."3DS: 0688-5255-6725kourkour | Posted on 2/16/2012 4:59:59 PMHey man, you said stuff about university not counting, is that really true? Studying software engineering at Cambridge andthe reason why i chose this over Edinburgh (free) and EPFL (free) (was also accepted at both) is the name of the universityand the prestige that comes with studying in one of the 2-3 best universities in the world. Granted the tuition is not much, 3ka year or so, but still. I believe uni name DOES count, my sister got 3-4 jobs offers right off the bat (biomedical engineeringat cambridge, medium to bad grades) and i believe its because of the uni. name.---"stereotypical internet guy" -Fuzzy_Blankethttp://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa242/kourkour/xcluded.jpgDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 5:05:56 PMSamueIBradford posted...by the way do you know anything about the ROTC programs at universities?A little bit. What do you want to know?NobleRoar posted...DSdude19 posted...Oh, okay. Now I know what it is. Never knew thats what it was called. Yeah, anything to do with finance should make youhighly employable. Thats one of the top hiring fields right now. Since you say youre good at math, you should probably giveit a try. Ask a professor if you could audit a course (many let you do for free) to see if it suits you.Well Im not really in college yet, Im just trying to decide now.Ahh, well if you can, I would suggest you schedule a campus tour at the college. Usually they ask you what majors youreinterested in, ask them any questions you have about that.kourkour posted...Hey man, you said stuff about university not counting, is that really true? Studying software engineering at Cambridge andthe reason why i chose this over Edinburgh (free) and EPFL (free) (was also accepted at both) is the name of the universityand the prestige that comes with studying in one of the 2-3 best universities in the world. Granted the tuition is not much, 3ka year or so, but still. I believe uni name DOES count, my sister got 3-4 jobs offers right off the bat (biomedical engineeringat cambridge, medium to bad grades) and i believe its because of the uni. name.I meant that in a certain context. When I mentioned it, the guy was choosing between a full ride university of less prestigeand paying for a university with more prestige. In that case, Id take the full ride option.Of course, in some instances, name is important. Its up to you to decide if that name is worth the price of the university forthe field youre going into.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifNoBuIIet | Posted on 2/16/2012 5:21:54 PMI bombed my first semester in college to the point that i got put on academic probation for my current second semester. Is itpossible for me to still graduate with a 3.2+ gpa?Im going back and forth between a Criminal Justice and Computer Science major. Currently, im undeclared but my mainchoices are those two majors. Which would be better in the long run? Ive read that police officers in my state (NJ) make$70k-$120k a year and that computer science majors start with a $70K salary and can go up to $100k+ a year. Im interestedin both of them but the thing that keeps holding me back from declaring a major is the future job prospects. Im worried that ifi choose CJ, there wont be enough jobs for a police officer. And for CS im worried that i might get stuck with a boring job allday. I need some help and advice :(---[])*{}*([]<<Im on a mission>>[]l||||l[]Life is good, so get oneDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 6:14:46 PMNoBuIIet posted...
  24. 24. I bombed my first semester in college to the point that i got put on academic probation for my current second semester. Is itpossible for me to still graduate with a 3.2+ gpa?Im going back and forth between a Criminal Justice and Computer Science major. Currently, im undeclared but my mainchoices are those two majors. Which would be better in the long run? Ive read that police officers in my state (NJ) make$70k-$120k a year and that computer science majors start with a $70K salary and can go up to $100k+ a year. Im interestedin both of them but the thing that keeps holding me back from declaring a major are the future job prospects and if thesalaries will increase or decrease. Im worried that if i choose CJ there wont be enough jobs for a police officer. And for CSim worried that i might get stuck with a boring job all day. I need some help and advice :(For your first point, yes, you can still manage a 3.2+ GPA. Its simple math, youll have about 120ish credits by the time yougraduate. One semester of classes is typically 15 credits. Thats a blip on the radar. You just need to dedicate yourself forthe rest of your time there. No more major slip-ups.As for your second post, thats truly a tough call. From an employment standpoint, computer science is the better choice, asright now its one of the more available jobs out there, and with the growth of technology, it doesnt seem to have signs ofslowing down. But the fact that you fear about the boring job aspect of it makes me feel like your main motivation for that jobwould be the pay and employability.Think of it this way: Which of these valuables do you value more: ease of employability and salary? Or enjoyabyility of thejob itself?Honestly, if you want to be a police officer, Id say go for it. Someone with a passion for something is more likely to get it,because it shows in the job interview. Since youre undeclared right now, I suggest you do some research. Email a professoror two from each department and ask to have a meeting with them. Explain to them that youre considering that career pathand ask for their input. Youll be surprised how helpful they can be.Also stop by your career services office and ask about their career counseling services. Oftentimes, theyll haveassessments you can take that can help you decide.And finally, join an organization related to those majors. Talk to other like-minded individuals. If youre daring enough, visit apolice station and talk to an officer. See if theres a computer engineer you can talk to.Trust me, it is much easier to make a decision with the right amount of research and information. Thats how I make all of mydecisions. And the best part? Talking to these people may get you contacts and references. They may be able to direct youto someone who may have the power to give you a job down the road.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifGrenade_Grunt | Posted on 2/16/2012 6:14:59 PMtag---I think its stupid when people quote themselves in their sigs. -Grenade_Gruntluigi33 | Posted on 2/16/2012 6:17:09 PMI plan on joining ROTC my 2nd year. Any good information on that?Also, do you -need- to choose a bachelor that has anything to do with the ROTC?---3DS FC: 5370 - 0672 -9935 (xcyper33)Specs: [Phenom II X4 955 BE] [4GB DDR2] [ASUS M4A77D] [CM Hyper 212+] [GTX 560ti]DSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 6:22:26 PMluigi33 posted...I plan on joining ROTC my 2nd year. Any good information on that?Also, do you -need- to choose a bachelor that has anything to do with the ROTC?Its a bit harder joining ROTC if its not your freshman year, but its still possible. That just means youll be playing catch-upfor a while.In general ROTC, no, you do not need to choose a bachelor related to ROTC. However, if you are on scholarship (like manyROTC students are), there are a designated number of majors that you HAVE to major in. Keep in mind, this is how itworked in my university. There may be some slight variation from university to university.
  25. 25. ---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifSamueIBradford | Posted on 2/16/2012 6:51:21 PMFrom: DSdude19 | #107Its a bit harder joining ROTC if its not your freshman year, but its still possible. That just means youll be playing catch-upfor a while.In general ROTC, no, you do not need to choose a bachelor related to ROTC. However, if you are on scholarship (like manyROTC students are), there are a designated number of majors that you HAVE to major in. Keep in mind, this is how itworked in my university. There may be some slight variation from university to university.what do you mean by hard? what does it take to get in ROTC? Im not trying to get a scholarship from it. I plan on possiblyjoining the military after college so I want to know what life in ROTC is like. What would a junior have to do when catching upthough---http://thepenaltyflagblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Sam-Bradford1.jpghttp://www.blogcdn.com/www.aolnews.com/media/2010/10/sam-420-10510.jpgGrrrrrSpot7 | Posted on 2/16/2012 6:57:23 PMkourkour posted...Hey man, you said stuff about university not counting, is that really true? Studying software engineering at Cambridge andthe reason why i chose this over Edinburgh (free) and EPFL (free) (was also accepted at both) is the name of the universityand the prestige that comes with studying in one of the 2-3 best universities in the world. Granted the tuition is not much, 3ka year or so, but still. I believe uni name DOES count, my sister got 3-4 jobs offers right off the bat (biomedical engineeringat cambridge, medium to bad grades) and i believe its because of the uni. name.The name of the university only really matters if youre going to an elite school. If you were choosing between University ofFlorida and South Hoboken University, though, go to the cheapest one.---Try Cave Story. Like Metroid and Mega Man, but better than both!http://www.miraigamer.net/cavestory/DSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 7:03:55 PMSamueIBradford posted...From: DSdude19 | #107Its a bit harder joining ROTC if its not your freshman year, but its still possible. That just means youll be playing catch-upfor a while.In general ROTC, no, you do not need to choose a bachelor related to ROTC. However, if you are on scholarship (like manyROTC students are), there are a designated number of majors that you HAVE to major in. Keep in mind, this is how itworked in my university. There may be some slight variation from university to university.what do you mean by hard? what does it take to get in ROTC? Im not trying to get a scholarship from it. I plan on possiblyjoining the military after college so I want to know what life in ROTC is like. What would a junior have to do when catching upthoughI cant give you too much detail since Ive never been in ROTC. All I know is that the program is tailored for students being init for 4 years. Usually the first summer after freshman year is the conditioning, which you really shouldnt miss. Starting yoursecond year means you have to do it the summer afterwards.And I mean its only harder because the percentage of 2nd years they take is much smaller than 1st years. But if you do wellenough on the physical tests, you should have a good chance.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 7:32:12 PMbump---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifsaintsfan | Posted on 2/16/2012 8:03:55 PMIm 23 and was in college for all of two months. Ive been working full time for the past 5 years and support myself.
  26. 26. What are the differences for attending college for someone my age(regarding admissions, required classes, orientations,scholarship options, etc...)I finished high school with a 3.48 non-weighted and had a 30 something on my ACT. I was on afull ride before I stopped.Im looking into both forestry and economics. What do you know about either?SamueIBradford | Posted on 2/16/2012 8:08:32 PMDSdude your comments have helped alot, so heres some more cause youve been great. What is the first thing you woulddo when you go to a college? how many classes do you recommend or the first quarter/semester? what time would wouldyou say is the earliest one should attend class?---http://gapcache.lingospot.com/2012/01/18/Rams_Fisher_Football_MOTG106.large.jpghttp://countenance.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/sambradford.jpg?w=510DSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 8:10:06 PMsaintsfan posted...Im 23 and was in college for all of two months. Ive been working full time for the past 5 years and support myself.What are the differences for attending college for someone my age(regarding admissions, required classes, orientations,scholarship options, etc...)I finished high school with a 3.48 non-weighted and had a 30 something on my ACT. I was on afull ride before I stopped.Im looking into both forestry and economics. What do you know about either?Age-wise, there really wont be much of a difference. Youll still go through the same admissions process and still have totake the same courses. The only differences I can think of are A) you wont be required to live in a residence hall your firstyear (most colleges allow people over 21 to live wherever they please) and B) it may be a bit strange being in class with abunch of 18-year-olds and their immaturity.But I know plenty of students who have started college later. Heck, some even in their 30s and 40s enrolling as undergrads.The best part about college is its accessibility. People dont really care too much about that stuff since people of all agestend to go to college.As far as forestry and economics, economics has more employment opportunities (and occasionally greater pay) whileforestry tends to have more excitement, especially for people who like the outdoors. If ease of employment is truly importantto you, Id go with economics. Otherwise, research both a little more and do whichever you think would make you happiest.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifZasagnar | Posted on 2/16/2012 8:13:26 PMHow do you feel about using college as a means to prolong adulthood?_nuggetman415 | Posted on 2/16/2012 8:14:47 PMI dont want to necessarily hijack this topic, but Id be glad to give advice as well. As a bit of background, I am currently afreshman at Stanford, and although I am undeclared I am pursuing a major computer science and considering an artificialintelligence track. I dont claim to know more than anyone else about the whole college process but Id be happy to sharefrom my personal experience if you feel it would help.---Live Ever Die Neverhttp://i40.tinypic.com/15zpdt5.pngSamueIBradford | Posted on 2/16/2012 8:16:18 PMFrom: _nuggetman415 | #116I dont want to necessarily hijack this topic, but Id be glad to give advice as well. As a bit of background, I am currently afreshman at Stanford, and although I am undeclared I am pursuing a major computer science and considering an artificialintelligence track. I dont claim to know more than anyone else about the whole college process but Id be happy to sharefrom my personal experience if you feel it would help.what was the first thing you did when you started college?---http://thepenaltyflagblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Sam-Bradford1.jpg
  27. 27. http://www.blogcdn.com/www.aolnews.com/media/2010/10/sam-420-10510.jpgsaintsfan | Posted on 2/16/2012 8:17:07 PMWould my GPA and ACT scores still be valid for determining scholarship opportunities?Or has that window passed?Also, would I have take those really cheesy freshman orientation classes?Ive been managing budgets(my own and my branchs), my schedule, and my employees schedules for a few years now. If Idont keep everything locked down I can cost my company thousands every day. I dont feel like I need a college class thatfocuses on those skills. Is there a point where you can just bypass those classes?DSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 8:18:02 PMSamueIBradford posted...DSdude your comments have helped alot, so heres some more cause youve been great. What is the first thing you woulddo when you go to a college? how many classes do you recommend or the first quarter/semester? what time would wouldyou say is the earliest one should attend class?1. Im not sure what you mean by first thing. In regards to what? Like the literal first thing you do when you enter thecampus? If thats the case, Id like to direct you to a book I published. Its a mystery novel called "Halls of Ivy". But along themystery it also goes into detail about what the first weeks of college tend to be like. Its sort of like a college-how-to bookdisguised as a mystery novel. Check it out if youd like some light reading.http://www.amazon.com/Halls-Ivy-Roland-Nu%C3%B1ez/dp/1466284439/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329451878&sr=8-12. First semester? 15 credits is usually the norm. That amount usually gets you out of college in 4 years. Try that out, see if itworks, then you can guage if you need to drop it to 12 or bump it to 18.3. This is a tough question to answer, so Ill give you two answers:For me: I love early morning classes. Like, 8am classes. I like to have all my classes done by noon. This way, my afternoonis free for a part time job, internship, extra-curricular activities, volunteer hours, errands, and personal time. Plus, you makethe most of your day. Having a first class at 11am wastes most of your day, since youll most likely wake up at 10:30.In general: Ive seen 10AM be the sweet spot for most college freshmen. It allows you to sleep in if you were up late partyingor studying, but you havent yet wasted too much of your daylight hours. Many freshmen I know take 10am classes their firsttwo semesters, then start earlier their sophomore year. Keep in mind, though, that early morning classes are usually smallersince theyre unpopular, and teachers tend to be more relaxed. So theres an advantage.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gif_nuggetman415 | Posted on 2/16/2012 8:18:47 PMFrom: SamueIBradford | #117what was the first thing you did when you started college?When I arrived? We had a week-long orientation program which was actually a blast. Classes hadnt started yet, and wewere all getting familiarized with the campus, the courses, the teachers, and our dorm. Also, The Cataracs and Sex RayVision hosted a concert which was pretty awesome.---Live Ever Die Neverhttp://i40.tinypic.com/15zpdt5.pngITT: I give college tips, college advice, and debunk college myths.CrimsonFireball | Posted on 2/16/2012 8:20:43 PMWhat kind of classes would you recommend taking over the summer or as b-term (2nd half of the semester) classes for acollege freshman at a CC? My major is Business Admin, but Im going to transfer into Accounting when I go to a uni.From: saintsfan | #118Also, would I have take those really cheesy freshman orientation classes?
  28. 28. Yes. Just dont buy the goddamn book. The CC/Uni makes a 100% profit off of them or close to that, mine was a waste ofmoney and the class didnt even count.---http://i.imgur.com/Me2Lm.jpg http://i.imgur.com/QQRfr.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/by1QS.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Dgwzn.jpgDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 8:24:47 PMZasagnar posted...How do you feel about using college as a means to prolong adulthood?Prolong adulthood? You do realize that means make adulthood last longer, right? Im guessing you mean to prolong yourtime before adulthood?In that case, I dont really see anything wrong with that. Many students come to college to mature and really learn how to bean independent adult. In fact, my entire field of Student Affairs was created for that reason: to help students in their transitionto adulthood. College also provides the greatest world cushion to make mistakes._nuggetman415 posted...I dont want to necessarily hijack this topic, but Id be glad to give advice as well. As a bit of background, I am currently afreshman at Stanford, and although I am undeclared I am pursuing a major computer science and considering an artificialintelligence track. I dont claim to know more than anyone else about the whole college process but Id be happy to sharefrom my personal experience if you feel it would help.Thats great! The more advice, the merrier!saintsfan posted...Would my GPA and ACT scores still be valid for determining scholarship opportunities?Or has that window passed?Also, would I have take those really cheesy freshman orientation classes?Ive been managing budgets(my own and my branchs), my schedule, and my employees schedules for a few years now. If Idont keep everything locked down I can cost my company thousands every day. I dont feel like I need a college class thatfocuses on those skills. Is there a point where you can just bypass those classes?Id assume that GPA and ACT would still matter, since you dont have any other real ways to be evaluated. And more thanlikely, you will have to take those freshman orienationa classes, since even though youre older, youre still new to thecollege environment and they want you to know what resources are available to you as a student.I understand where youre coming from, as that is a portion of what the course teaches. However, some things you wouldnot have learned at your job or life experiences that the course offers are how to utilize campus services such as careerservices, tutoring, student orgs., etc. They usually also giver you information about your specific major, like what types ofcourses it is suggested you take, what career options you may have available, and where to go for internships (and writingresumes and cover letters for them).I would guess that after a certain age, you would be allowed to bypass them, though. I dont know what age that is, but itwouldnt hurt to ask. Its possible they might let you slide.---Want a fortune zanzenburger? Theyre free! Zanzenburgers given: 237http://goofygifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/funny-gif-dance.gifDSdude19 | Posted on 2/16/2012 8:27:18 PMCrimsonFireball posted...What kind of classes would you recommend taking over the summer or as b-term (2nd half of the semester) classes for acollege freshman at a CC? My major is Business Admin, but Im going to transfer into Accounting when I go to a uni.From: saintsfan | #118Also, would I have take those really cheesy freshman orientation classes?Yes. Just dont buy the goddamn book. The CC/Uni makes a 100% profit off of them or close to that, mine was a waste ofmoney and the class didnt even count.For the summer? Statistics classes. Those are usually boring and its best to get them out of the way in a short period if

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