(Closed) Need advice about college (long-ish). Help!

posted 5 years ago in Money
  • poll: Should I go to culinary school this semester?
    Yes : (18 votes)
    35 %
    No : (9 votes)
    18 %
    Stick with Business for now : (24 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If it were me, I’d stay in school and get my business degree. If you want to open your own business that will be valuable knowledge. Then I would get a PT job at a bakery to find out if you really love it enough to make it  your fulltime job. Sometimes thing that are fun as a hobby, arent fun as a job. 

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Life is too short to not do what you love. Truly believe this!

     

    Post # 6
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    PP gave good advice, but I do think you should do what you love. How sure are you that cooking/baking is what you want to do? My suggestion would be to defer your acceptance until next semester and work until then to pay down your cc debt and save up for school. Is that doable?

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Id say fet the business degree and go from there, you can always go back to schoolbfor culinary. Or why not make culinary arts your concentration? It’s sorta like a minor, Talk with your advisor.Than it’s a lot lthan time spent starting over again.

    =] whatever you decide make sure its what will make life more enjoyable for your future outside of college! 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I would finish your business degree, and take culinary as your schedule allows.  Believe me, I love business, but realize the pull of culinary – I tried to open a cottage bakery, but didn’t do good at it.  Thankfully, I had my job to fall back on, that I got because of my bachelors in accounting and finance.  I’m now an MBA public accountancy student, so yeah, I’m a nerd.  But I love cupcakes!

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I think it would be best to defer if you can

    Post # 11
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    I think there’s nothing wrong with waiting a semester or even a year to switch to the culinary program, but if that’s what you’re sure you want to do, I wouldn’t take business classes this semester. If you’re not sure then you may want to keep going, but think about how much tuition costs and how much you could make if you worked for a while to pay down your debt. You could always minor in business. I know you don’t have much time, but I would try and figure out what you really want. Listen to your gut–it’s never steered me wrong!

    Edit: If it was me, I would defer enrollment for culinary for a semester, and work as a nurse until next semester or even next year so you can pay down your debt and save. You already have something to fall back on if you need it. If that’s why you’re studying business and you think you found a passion, go for that. You don’t need 2 plan Bs and no plan A!

    Post # 14
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    @BakerBee16:  ugh that sucks. There’s no exam or short courses you can take to get it back?

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I work for a college so i understand your dilemna. here’s some realistic advice – culinary school can wait. your bills can’t. Also, it seems like you’ve changed your mind a few times, from nursing, to business, to culinary. And that’s totally fine, but I think you should take some time and give business a shot first. But – you don’t have to give up the culinary industry all together. Why don’t you try to get a job in the field, uyour your business degree? You could be a restaurant/bakery manager? Or work for a hotel, or corporate office of a chain. I suggest this so you can get some real world experience, and decide if it’s truly want you want. 

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