What if I'm not ready for college/uni?
March 26, 2007 7:10am CST
I'm 25 and I know that I have to do something with my life. I never did well in school and ended up with a GED rather than a diploma and don't really know what I want to do other than maybe play in a band or work with Photoshop. Having some kind of degree that has something to do with Photoshop might or might not get me the kind of job I want and I wonder if it's worth it to go through college just to get a piece of paper proving that I know my stuff... Which could take years. My friends often pressure me and push me to take ANY course for ANYTHING and I'm just like... Yes, right I reaaallly want to pay off the student loans for doing that. It's even free for some stuff in Australia, but I still feel like I would be wasting my time when I already know enough about graphics design to do almost any job put in front of me. Do you guys think I should just do courses for the hell of it? Or really bare down and try to find a job doing what I already know how to do without a really expensive piece of paper in my hand?
26 Mar 07
What I would suggest you do is to get a job that pays your bills and a bit more but isn't too challanging. Then in the evenings you can study the course you want to learn without getting too tired. That way you will have the qualification you need without having to get into lots of debt.
28 Mar 07
Thanks michelle. That would be the ideal way for me to study anything. Ideally I'd like to get a very entry level job and see if college was worth it for a promotion. I know people spending their life doing things they hate because that's what they're qualified for. I don't wanna be there in 10 years.