#1
Well I realised I dont wanna do science kinda of stuff for the rest of my life so I droped out of my college program!

Don't worry I'm gonna try sometihng else in september or maybe I can find a january start program. Anyways my mom thinks I'm gonna be working in a grocery store for the rest of my life now lol and she's really pissed. Should of taken the year off to think things over... blast!

Anyways anyone else droping out?
#2
You can always switch your major part way through college... you don't have to drop out.

And yes, if you don't go to college, chances are you will have a crappy job such as working at a grocery store.
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#3
i dont know, my dad never went to college and hes got a job at a GM assembly plant making about 50k a year painting vans.

btw, 50k is about the average starting salary of a chemical engineer, something you need a college degree for
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#4
don't ever quit man. that year off will turn into never. i dropped out just like you did. Got married, had 2 kids. Now im trying to go back at 24 while working full time. not fun.
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#6
Quote by stringmagician
Well you could drop out after a year an then write raps about it


worked for Kanye West


damn. i forgot about Kanye
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#7
You should have just changed your major...that or just suck it up and get a degree. Just because you are getting a science degree doesn't mean you would HAVE to find a job dealing with science. Half the time people don't have careers anywhere NEAR their degree...

Sorry man, but I think you made a huge mistake.
#9
Bad move. You shoulda stayed and swirtched.

And to whoever said that their dad is making 50K a year painting vans. That's cool, but if the starting salary for a chem engineer is 50K that means that it will only go up, and that you'll be making 50K right when you get a job.

I'm aerospace engineering, and it's great. I'd never drop out.
#10
im an engineering major heres what I think: I would not drop out of school. I think most people who do eventually regret it. I would love to be a professional musician but I am still planning on getting an engineering degree b/c in all likelyhood ill never release a CD. Without even knowing you I think you should go back to school but definately pick something you like. be a music major or a psychology, or english or a great one is any kind of business esp graphic design/marketing.

I think thats great that you realized you wernt happy with what you were doing and decided to change it, I did that myself, but I still think some sort of degree is a necessity in todays business world. I currently go to community college, and thats a great option if your not sure what you want to be doing. Stay in school. find something to be passionate about and do it. Nobody else has your combination of interests. Study something you love and see where it takes you. good luck
#11
Quote by stringmagician
Well you could drop out after a year an then write raps about it


worked for Kanye West

lol
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#12
Well my mom droped and started working and never went back thats why shes pissed.


About writing rap... this guy in my high school did that and tried selling his cd's at our graduation lmao
#13
what about liberal arts??? just take those bullcrap classes that EVERYONE has to take (english, psych, history blah blah) saves you time bro. You can get easy b+ or a- without even trying.
#14
Quote by Pabli7o
what about liberal arts??? just take those bullcrap classes that EVERYONE has to take (english, psych, history blah blah) saves you time bro. You can get easy b+ or a- without even trying.


That's what I'm most likely gonna do if I can't a find specific program I want.
#15
Well let me put it this way.


You could either end up doing a sh*t job with crappy hours, and hard work, paying just enough to keep you a live for the next work day.

or you could end up doing a sh*t job with your own hours, easy work, and paying just enough for you to afford a vintage a 1969 Les Paul Custom, a nice shiney marshall, and a nice new house by the beach to top it off.
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#16
i don't think dropping out of college is a big deal. just do whatever makes you happy. if you decided you want to go back, there are all kinds of online programs that make it really easy.
#17
Quote by Steel8909
Well I realised I dont wanna do science kinda of stuff for the rest of my life so I droped out of my college program!

Don't worry I'm gonna try sometihng else in september or maybe I can find a january start program. Anyways my mom thinks I'm gonna be working in a grocery store for the rest of my life now lol and she's really pissed. Should of taken the year off to think things over... blast!

Anyways anyone else droping out?


I had the worst uni record ever. Did a business management degree because my parents said 'you cant be a musician' , totally hated it and i had to resit the 1st year because i didnt do the exams then i basically took 5 years to get to year 3 and never finished it because it cost so much money and time. The uni recently kicked me out after 8 years in total being registered to them.

I feel like a failure and dont speak to my family because of it. They think that having a son who is a dropout is an embarrassment to be seen with me in public, but they still give me money so i just take it however deep down it gets to you. I have my own music business thankfully and will always be my own boss because it rules so degrees arent an issue but it will always be on my conscience so ill just have to get it done later in life i guess.
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#18
when i go to college (unfortunately im only a sophomore in highschool, but im already planning my **** ) i plan on getting a degree in one of these fields

Music
Nuclear Engineering
Forensic Science (CSI ftw? )
Architecture
Culinary

im liking the Nuclear Engineering and Forensic Science more though....
especially FS....really sparks my interests... (yeah...I really like CSI)
#19
Quote by MrDURPEEDURP
when i go to college (unfortunately im only a sophomore in highschool, but im already planning my **** ) i plan on getting a degree in one of these fields

Music
Nuclear Engineering
Forensic Science (CSI ftw? )
Architecture
Culinary

im liking the Nuclear Engineering and Forensic Science more though....
especially FS....really sparks my interests... (yeah...I really like CSI)



my mate works in forensics, the reality is painfully tedious apparantly.
#20
I think dropping out was a bad idea, but I suppose as long as you go back ... I'm not totally happy wtih my school right now, and I don't know exactly what I want to be, but I'm here taking general classes and applying for transfer next year. I think thats a better option than just tossing the year out the window. But hey, like I said, as long as you plan to go back it's good. Even if it's to a tech school or something.

They guy who mentioned his dad has a decent job at GM .. yeah, that may be true. My mom is the same way, she makes 55k and great benefits working at an insurance company with only a high school degree. However, nowadays the company is only hiring college graduates. You don't have at least a bachelors and you don't have a shot at getting a job. They're also sending all the reps without degrees back to school to get Associates degrees. Most of the world, sadly, thinks you need to have spent four or five years at a University to be qualified to work. I'd disagree, but fighting the system isn't really worth my future. :/
#21
I went for two quarters (Dec 05/Jan 06) then dropped out in May 06, then I went back this past fall. Decided working and struggling for money is no fun either, so I had to go back. Good thing I have good credit so I can get them student loans!

So yea, I'll be a little older when I graduate. But I still want a degree. I've applied to business school, and I'm looking at a double-major in business and medical-related fields (things like hospital management, etc). Right now I'm just at a community college but I want to transfer back to Ohio State either in January (which, according to my advisor, isn't happening) or in spring.
#22
I dropped out and I'm doing fine, I should be getting my welfare check soon and my five baby boys wont starve to death.
#23
I've thought about it, mainly because at this stage in my college career, it really reminds me of high school. And I really don't want that. There are other reasons too, but I'd rather not get into that.

But, then I looked at it this way: I'm just starting out. It's going to get better, right? Four years is a long time. I'll take the core classes now, and won't worry about it ever again. Who knows what'll happen if I throw it away now, what I could miss out on later.
#24
Quote by SandyPilgrim
I've thought about it, mainly because at this stage in my college career, it really reminds me of high school. And I really don't want that. There are other reasons too, but I'd rather not get into that.

But, then I looked at it this way: I'm just starting out. It's going to get better, right? Four years is a long time. I'll take the core classes now, and won't worry about it ever again. Who knows what'll happen if I throw it away now, what I could miss out on later.
It's strange but once you get out all you want is to be let back in.

I really missed college when I was gone, because I had no friends, no parties to go to, no girls to hit on, and no purpose in life other than to be a slave to money.

Don't leave, stay on top of it.
#25
im in college right now, just started...i got a **** load of hours and mos of my classes are considered the harder ones. im struggling right now and i hate it...but im stickin with it. my brother did the same thing, now out of college he started off at 54000 a year and has already gotten like 4 promotions. he only works 3-4 days a week, spends the weekends in vegas, cancun, wherever he wants. even if you are stuggling and dont like it, it is worth it down the road.
#26
Screw college, there is other ways to achieve your goals and live your carrer without going to college for four years, like I'm going to an Rop training program and it doesn't take 4 years to start your carrer.
#27
Quote by TehJeff
Screw college, there is other ways to achieve your goals and live your carrer without going to college for four years, like I'm going to an Rop training program and it doesn't take 4 years to start your carrer.



Mmk, well while you're doing ROP I'll be slaving away designing and building prototype spaceships.

It depends on your career. If you want to be an auto-mechanic at a private shop, or a trades-man than you learn the trade. The only problem with that is you will be stuck in that profession for the rest of your life, and climbing higher will be very hard to do.

With a college degree you get many options for where/when/how you work. On top of that you can only go higher once you start a job. Oh, and the money is good too. I'd rather start at $75K a year than $45K, and with a degree you can.

Also, college life is a blast. It's honestly some of the best fun I've had for years.
#28
If my crap in computers dont work out im going into either meteorology or being one of those acoustics engineers that design opera houses and amphitheaters i thinks thats pretty cool!
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#29
I think if you drop out your going to find yourself in a mindless job or something that takes a lot of physical labor. If you are looking to expand your mind and talent in a job for the rest of your life your best chances are to get a degree. Personally I'd rather be challenged all my life than brain dead, but that's me.
#30
I guess I have some of the easier classes here, huh? I don't find college hard (yet) to drop out of. Only problem is getting money because work is "first come first serve" to get working dates.

You know, everything would be better if you're a chick. Porn anyone?
#31
Quote by Hellhammerz
my mate works in forensics, the reality is painfully tedious apparantly.


Architecture too. Only do that if you're really good at math.

Anyway, I don't think of dropping-out as complete instantaneous failure. It really all depends on the person. As much as grades are important, it's you that really matters. You can always find a way to make it. It's just that modern jobs held today require that form of higher education. I'm just in high school, so I'm not very worried about all this yet. I'm probably going to major in history or a science of some sort (mathematics are out of the question).
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#32
Quote by ~Rock~Guitarist
You can always switch your major part way through college... you don't have to drop out.

And yes, if you don't go to college, chances are you will have a crappy job such as working at a grocery store.


I dropped out last year to work in a grocery store. Now i'm back in college and i've never been happier because im doing the subjects I wanna do.

Dropping out is ok so long as you think about your future hard enough. Different strokes for different folks
#33
I just got halfway through my first semester in college and I ****ing hate it already. I'm in a community college and I don't know how I'm going to make it through 3 and a half more semesters. And it's not the end of the world if you drop out. You can go back, not to mention a lot of times you don't even need the degree in the first place when you finally get a job.
#34
Eh, if college isn't for you it isn't for you -- it wasn't designed by some higher power; it's a flawed organism.

You can do what you want, make good money, and be perfectly happy without a college degree. Doesn't listen to anyone that tells you otherwise.
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