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    Majored in the humanities because I was young, didn't have a clue what I was doing, and thought I might want to go to law school. I actually majored in feminist studies, but my interest in a legal career advocating for women burned out as I got to know people in the field. The more time I spent with lawyers, the more I knew I was never meant to be one of them.

    By the time I figured out I wanted to be a doctor much more than anything else, especially a lawyer, I had graduated. (Not the end of the world, I'm 23, and it's fixable at this point.) So, I started a post-bacc to finish up the rest of the pre-med requirements. And that's the point I'm at now. Crossing all of the T's and dotting all of the I's before I apply to medical school.

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    Might go back and get a Masters in Public Administration, or a Doctorate in Poli Sci and teach.

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    Failed....left.....got a job. Understood what a waste of time it was for someone like myself to have bothered, a few years of my life I regretted and hated.

    However when I look at my fellow classmates, I realise I actually have it better than I thought. I've been incredibly lucky, really, I have mostly just slid around getting jobs by knowing people.

    I suppose it helps that I never had any great ambitions, I saw myself as small and simple and so I have led a small and simple life. Perhaps it is that ultimately I always saw our systems that we impose on the world like they were made of glass, one bump and a crack appears.....another bump and the crack spreads....until that one day when it shatters.

    This has happened so often throughout history and every time it does, people finally....for once, know themselves and understand the ridiculousness of it all. The status...the titles, they mean nothing except by the consent of those who prop them up.

    And we're all consenting....all the time, often without realising it.

    Power of imagination I suppose, we believe the structure works...so it does. It certainly is amusing to see how superfluous education is becoming, not because education is unnecessary, but because it is so often wasted on those who only engage in it because they are either told to, or because everyone else is.

    Shame really, learning should be about the love and lust for knowledge and understanding, not a framed piece of paper allowing the opening of doors. Although I don't wish to diminish the amount of hard work people put in for those pieces of paper, but we cannot all have them and all expect an open door.
    'One of (Lucas) Cranach's masterpieces, discussed by (Joseph) Koerner, is in it's self-referentiality the perfect expression of left-hemisphere emptiness and a precursor of post-modernism. There is no longer anything to point to beyond, nothing Other, so it points pointlessly to itself.' - Iain McGilChrist

    Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
    "Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
    Piglet was comforted by this.
    - A.A. Milne.

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    I went into the military and came out horribly scarred 1 year later then struggled with employment for a year where I learned that all bosses will fire me due to "lackadaisical behavior" unless I'm a gymnastics instructor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudo View Post
    Did you get a job in your field of study immediately? Did you have to take up part time work before finding a major related job. Did you take a job unrelated to your studies?
    Yes, I immediately got a job after graduation. This was because I'd interned which nabbed me the job. Plus, my lecturer had contacts in the journalism industry. Since then, I've come close to have to take a few jobs that had nothing to do with my studies, such as being a vet assistant.

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    I got a job in my field right away. I'm pretty sure everyone I graduated with did. We were lucky to pick a field with a lot of job opportunities.
    You hem me in -- behind and before;
    you have laid your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolita View Post
    I got a job in my field right away. I'm pretty sure everyone I graduated with did. We were lucky to pick a field with a lot of job opportunities.
    Which field was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    Which field was it?
    Speech therapy
    You hem me in -- behind and before;
    you have laid your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

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    I met my husband during my freshman year. We got married and shortly thereafter, I got pregnant. After I had my daughter, I dropped out, then I had three more kids, finished my AA in general studies when they were in elementary and pre-school. Since then I've been back to school and dropped out three times and I've worked a couple of jobs for less than a year. Now my kids are teens and older, so I have more free-time, but I'm still the go-to person for the family because my husband works out of town. So I clean houses with my mom. I don't know when or if I'm ever going back to work or school seriously.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
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    Got a bachelor's in physics, then a Ph.D. By the time the Ph.D. materialized, two things had happened. The SSC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superco...Super_Collider) got shut down in 1993, and shortly thereafter the internet become known to the general public. So, when I graduated, I could either work as a post-doc (if I were lucky enough to find one in a physicist market glut) for several years with substandard pay, or go into software development and get paid something reasonable. I chose the latter, and do not regret it; finding interesting jobs (that challenge my mind) with good pay has been remarkably easy even in the worst of times.
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