(Closed) what should I do about college?

posted 4 years ago in College
  • poll: What should I do?
    Finish that degree (even if it takes 2 more years)! : (14 votes)
    64 %
    Give up college, concentrate in your full time job. : (0 votes)
    Give up college for now, decide what you want to study, and then go back to school. : (7 votes)
    32 %
    other. (please explain) : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2907 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would say that if you decide to stay with it, you bite the bullet and finish it. No more excuses about how much you hate it and you don’t want to work in that career. Don’t waste more money and time doing it halfway.

    But I think you should pick something you like and work on that. You don’t want to be in computer engineering, so don’t be. Stop wasting your money and life on that because you aren’t successful in something you don’t like (as your failing classes shows). 

    But if you do switch, make sure you don’t do this whole process again. Is this a trend where you are indecisive? If so, I would stick it out because you don’t know how committed you’ll be to the next thing. Is these something else that you really want to do and have wanted that for a while? Or are you just trying to drop this with no backup plan…?

    Post # 5
    Member
    2907 posts
    Sugar bee

    Do you like your full time job and want it to be your career? If so, I don’t see why you would stay with your degree if you weren’t wanting to work in it later on or use it…

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    1082 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Fiish that degree, don’t waste all that time you have spent (not to mention the money!)

    Post # 8
    Member
    2907 posts
    Sugar bee

    @lsimpson:  Then I would quit that degree and spend some time figuring out what I really wanted to do. You’ll just be wasting more time and money if your finish and don’t use your degree. It’s no good to you just sitting there. I’d go back for something I want to do.

    ETA: This is coming from someone who spent a bit of extra time in college because I transferred schools and then switched degrees. I wasn’t happy in the program, knew I didn’t want to go into that degree program’s career field and decided not to waste time and money on that route for something I didn’t want to do. I graduated a semester late, but it has really been worth it. Now I’m in a field that I love, excited to go to work every day and doing extra “studying” on the side just to keep current in the field.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    7568 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    First of all I would tell everyone that you’re not going to finish this summer. The truth will set you free. Those people know you best and can give you the best advice. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    If you still have a year left then you won’t be losing that much time switching now. But I agree with taking some time off (maybe the summer… maybe the fall too) and really exploring programs and seeing what you would be interested in studying.  I finished my Associates Degree then took 15+ years off to have a family; and along the way really examined what my passions were.  I was glad I did that because when I went back I knew what I wanted to study.  Not that I recommend taking THAT much time off. 😉 LOL!   I guess my point is that life is too short to not follow your passion.  Take some time and figure out what that really is.  You may have to work a “pay the bills” job while you pursue that passion, but if you are following your heart you will have some happiness in your life along the way. ***HUGS***

    Post # 13
    Member
    2781 posts
    Sugar bee

    @lsimpson:  I’m sorry but I think it’s really dumb that you’re trying to quit when youre so close to the end. You have spent so long working on your degree because you haven’t been trying. If you were trying you wouldn’t be here. Not many people like going to school and they all suck it up so you need to as well.

    Post # 14
    Member
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It took me 6 1/2 years to graduate because I was working a full time and a part time job in order to pay for my classes. I know how burnt out you get at that point, but you absolutely have to finish it. My degree ended up being worthless, but I did learn very important things that only finishing can teach you. It’s not just a major, it’s looking at the world around you in a more critical way. So really there isn’t one degree that is useless. I take my worthless comment back. 

     

    You’ve come this far and now you’re in the final stretch. Focus, go to tutoring, whatever it takes. If you don’t finish now you will regret it. If you take a break for a couple of years that just puts on more time to finishing. 

     

    Good luck!

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    The idea of the 4 year college degree is a myth. It takes the average college student something like 6-8 years to finish college. No one is going to look at you sideways for graduating late. I would finish your degree. I know plenty of people who don’t even work in anything remotely close to the field they studied for including my FI. He majored in film and works as an editor for a newspaper.  A Bachelors degree is just a foot in the door to all the good jobs, don’t screw up your life by dropping out.

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