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View Poll Results: What would you do if you were me?
Enroll in Computer Info Systems program which might take 2-3 years to complete and receive a Bach Scienec 11 17.19%
Take semester off and apply for masters' program in something like tech writing or other field I could be qualified for 13 20.31%
Withdraw from college and wait and see if I get the job which might force me to relocate to Southeast Mo 3 4.69%
Withdraw from college and apply for jobs through a temp agency 5 7.81%
Chase dreams of making it big in Hollywood and live in Dane's garage 32 50.00%
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:33 PM  
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If you were me..

and have the listed options in the poll, what do you do? I already have a bachelor of arts and have been applying to jobs but haven't interviewed for anything since April.. the no interviews thing is a product of applying for jobs that only require a HS diploma and therefore am "overqualified" for. My longest stint of employment is as a freelance sports reporter and have two or three short internships.

I've reached this point because I feel that every month I'm not employed in a legitimate field, the greater the chances I'll never be able to find a job.

Barring a total economic collapse, funding is not an issue.

Even though I'd be discouraged, I won't be surprised if I get lots of CP flaming for this poll. It's only natural but I'd still like to hear opinions from people more experienced than I.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:56 PM   #91
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They're obviously very important. If you want to pass the bar and practice law at a great firm, a 3.5 or above is nearly mandatory. I had a friend that after a decade of trying to figure out what to do, got a law degree at the University of Texas.

Her first job, which she got before she even graduated, started $250k in Manhattan. She got a 3.9, IIRC.
Better than 3.5 AND on campus involvement AND multiple internships AND work on the side will get you a lot of places.

I have none of those.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:04 PM   #92
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Better than 3.5 AND on campus involvement AND multiple internships AND work on the side will get you a lot of places.

I have none of those.
She was a stoner chick but also a former Rhode Scholar.

But it can be done, if you have a passion for it. If you're doing it for the money with no passion, it'll be extremely difficult.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #93
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She was a stoner chick but also a former Rhode Scholar.

But it can be done, if you have a passion for it. If you're doing it for the money with no passion, it'll be extremely difficult.

I might have missed it earlier in this thread, but what law school did you graduate from?
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:14 PM   #94
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I might have missed it earlier in this thread, but what law school did you graduate from?
I'm not a lawyer. I have many friends in the entertainment business and commercial real estate that are successful lawyers.

Law & Med school will most certainly be on the agenda for my children, unless they happen to display talent elsewhere. But no history, philosophy or other useless degrees for them.

No way.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:16 PM   #95
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I'm not a lawyer. I have many friends in the entertainment business and commercial real estate that are successful lawyers.

Law & Med school will most certainly be on the agenda for my children, unless they happen to display talent elsewhere. But no history, philosophy or other useless degrees for them.

No way.


I was a computer science major back in the day and actually dropped out to work at my friend's software company that he started. When I got to the point where I couldn't do it anymore (job sucked ass) I went back to school and majored in English while taking a few philosophy classes. I found philosophy to be almost as challenging as Calc/programming classes. Philosophy was such a hard subject to grasp.
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I was a computer science major back in the day and actually dropped out to work at my friend's software company that he started. When I got to the point where I couldn't do it anymore (job sucked ass) I went back to school and majored in English while taking a few philosophy classes. I found philosophy to be almost as challenging as Calc/programming classes. Philosophy was such a hard subject to grasp.
So did you become a philosopher ?
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So did you become a philosopher ?


I didn't major in philo.
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I didn't major in philo.
Figures. I was gonna ask you for some philosophizing advice. I'm way behind in getting some things done and need a good philosopher.
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Better than 3.5 AND on campus involvement AND multiple internships AND work on the side will get you a lot of places.

I have none of those.


They're hiring inside sales representatives at ADT Security. Looks like solid pay.
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Figures. I was gonna ask you for some philosophizing advice. I'm way behind in getting some things done and need a good philosopher.
Read up on Aristotle, Socrates, and Testicles.
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It's a tough market for a philosopher
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You mean Testacles? That Greek sage?
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