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University general Anonymous 111529

For all those who wish to talk about anything related to post-secondary education and discovering what do you want in life. I decided to make this so all the uni threads don't clog up the catalog, we don't need 10 different threads.
Some questions to get started:
>What did you want to study as a kid? What are you studying now?
>Did you go or plan on going to uni? Why or why not?
>Do you find having a degree important or necessary to have a livable wage?

Anonymous 111533

>What did you want to study as a kid?
If there was the faintest of intimations of a career or field of study as a kid, I remember the distinct thought of Game Design. However, going to school for that isn't really needed.
>What are you studying now?
Going to head back to school for mathematics this coming spring to see how far I get. If anything opens up for me to work on what I should ideally be doing I'm dropping out instantly though.
>Did you go or plan on going to uni? Why or why not?
Feels like this question should have been first. I never planned on it as much as it was a given. I was already taking college classes in High School, so obviously if I'm managing at that age there is no reason (besides massive debt) not to continue. No one probably pushed me as hard as I should, or, more accurately, I didn't know what I actually wanted to do, and there was no reason to struggle if there's nothing to struggle towards.

As of now I'm only going back because I realize that countries that have made using IQ tests illegal for hiring people have just simply replaced the IQ test with a college degree, so I might as well try my luck at the hardest of shiny shit test paper diplomas to see whether or not I am actually smart or not.
>>Do you find having a degree important or necessary to have a livable wage?
Not in the slightest. Most retards that bellyache about this live in metropolitan shit holes and refuse to move where jobs pay better and rent is cheaper. I worked in a factory for 2 years that had people who probably dropped out of High School making 3x minimum wage. Trade schools are also a better option if your goal is just "job that pays well" rather than a degree, which is "job that pays sorta decent, but isn't physically demanding".

Anonymous 111534


not to be a downer but I dropped out years ago because I was constantly panicked and unhappy at uni.

Even now most of my dreams involve going back to university and doing a better job even though I literally never think about university. I wonder if I was scarred or something.

Retrospectively I kind of wish I just chose something interesting and stuck with it. Getting a work ethic, engaging in discussions, etc…they're not bad things.

Anonymous 111547

>What did you want to study as a kid?
Physics of elementary particles. And I am studying it now. And I absolutely regret doing it - the prospects are horrible: either being stuck in a theoretical field that currently experiences a major crisis or go into NuClEaR mEdIcInE and I would rather rope myself than work in this shitfield. I have also become disillusioned with current state of humanity after so many years so I don't want to invent/create anything anymore while moids are in power. Planning to change my major to IT or math, fuck this shit seriously, I want money.
>Did you go or plan on going to uni? Why or why not?
I am in it already. Hate this shithole. It's considered to be the best STEM uni in my country (Russia), and honestly if this is what the pinnacle of technical education looks here I am disgusted even at the thought of what is happening in other unis. Basically self-education, which would be ok if your approach to work wasn't vehemently controlled and over-critiized for the shallowest of things (straight up evaluating your work on the impression you gave them and then coming up with an excuse to give you that specific mark). They also don't let you to skip lessons like normal unis do, you will be lynched if you dare to do it here. And the laboratory equipment is outdated and impossible to work with, most lab mistakes happen not because of stupid students but because of old unusable gear. And the scolarship here is basically 20 bucks. So nothing can outweight for the pain of being here. Anyway I can sperg about it all day, but the point is I hate this place and regret going here. If I were to make a decision again I would go to an uni that doesn't patronize their students so much, I hate being ordered around and told what to do.
>Do you find having a degree important or necessary to have a livable wage?
No, certainly not. The degree is basically a way for a person to get connections within a field, if you manage to do it in some other way, you don't need to go at uni at all. The problem is that plebs are generally speaking incapable of doing it so they need to go to unis to achieve it.

Anonymous 111548

God and miners, please, forgive my typos. My excuse is that I was rageposting and not rationally-posting.

Anonymous 112261

I was thinking recently and I realized that once I am done with school (I'm in my last year) I really think my quality of life will improve. University has given me so much anxiety and has even made me suicidal at times. I consider myself a happy person and I never had any mental health issues before starting my program. I guess I've just come to the realization that school really isn't for me. Sure it had it's moments of fun, but I will NOT miss it at all. The cons have outweighed the pros at this point. I can't wait to get out. It truly feels like a prison to me.

Anonymous 112364

>What did you want to study as a kid?
Theoretical physics
>What are you studying now?
Engineering because I want to be able to pay off future student loans.
>Do you find having a degree important or necessary to have a livable wage?
Not necessarily, but I always wanted to do something cool with my life, and being a receptionist or a burger flipper doesn't really fall in line with that.

Anonymous 113363

can't bring myself to do a single test, literally going to drop out after one semester

Anonymous 115090

I already posted about this here >>113856 but I'll revive this thread because it seems more appropriate.
Both my main recommenders plus my back-up ended up responding but only one of them submitted the letter of recommendation so far and the deadline is in 3 days. They're back to not responding.
Fuck this shit, it feels so powerless.

Anonymous 115092

>What did you want to study as a kid? What are you studying now?
I wanted to be an Astronaut so physics? But then when I was older I wanted to study film but my controlling parents didn't let me. Ended up studying chemistry. Planning to start another degree in engineering next year so I can build cool things in my lab.

>Did you go or plan on going to uni? Why or why not?

I always planned to go, never really thought about not going.

>Do you find having a degree important or necessary to have a livable wage?

I've had a few different jobs and none of them have been degree related. Having an uncommon skill is more important than a degree.

Anonymous 115220

I'm a weirdo with few friends. Every person I get close to I find a way to ruin it somehow. Never been invited to a party. Whenever I hang out with someone I'm reminded of why I'm so alone. It's because having friends is exhausting. But I still feel like a loser. I'd like to have at least one good, real good friend here. I've made so many mistakes.

Besides that, have any of you had luck with finding internships? I'm waiting until the spring to find one for the summer but I'm worried I'm not smart and charismatic enough to find one. Some scrote on a youtube comment said he found one by calling up local businesses and asking if they'd like an intern. Would that work?

Anonymous 115272

This sounds like you’re autistic.

Anonymous 115273

Have you tried joining nerd clubs at school? You'll likely find other awkward people there instead of normies. Normies can be quite delicate and easily offended by any flaws in adherence to social cues.

Anonymous 115287

The non-stem nerd clubs at my school are infested with genderspecials. I plan on starting an art club since its the only thing im good at.

Nope, just stupid.

Anonymous 115298

Have you ever been assessed for autism with a psychiatrist? It’s pretty common for women to be overlooked and not realise until later in life.

Anonymous 115329

>be me
>skate by courses for 4 years with As
>now finishing up last course ever before graduation
>borderline failing
I can't care anymore, the combination of senioritis and lockdowns is lethal and killed my motivation to do any of this.

Anonymous 115400

>fail a bunch of subjects pre-pandemic because I'm losing motivation, in part because I hate commuting to school every day and it's exhausting having to interact with people
>online classes should be easier/more comfortable for me because I wouldn't have to go all the way there and talk to people in person and I'm very good with computers
>end up dropping out of uni because I was a "smart" kid and everything was easy to me so I didn't have the need to study, and around the same time I got addicted to video games/computers/the internet so I started to forget the habit of doing homework too, and this lack of good habits later turned into an inability to form any good habits whatsoever and permanently fucked up my brain, and made me a depressed mess due to not living up to the image people had of me as a "smart kid" which made me a perfectionist who feels immense guilt and shame every time she fucks up; online classes turn out to be even less motivating because I'm easily distracted when I'm using a computer and no one is there to supervise me
>be a NEET who's trying not to let suicidal ideation turn into actual suicidal thoughts as she feels like a burden on everyone who loves her
Fuck you now I'm crying

Anonymous 115406

>What did you want to study as a kid? What are you studying now?
i wanted to be a lawyer when i was young, now im doing film studies
>Did you go or plan on going to uni? Why or why not?
up until like a year ago i wasn't going to go, then i became so bored with the monotony of not doing anything fulfilling, i don't go to classes a lot though, which is retarded of me but its hard lol
>Do you find having a degree important or necessary to have a livable wage?
i think depending on what you major in and what you do with it, i have friends who got degrees in law and shit and do nothing with it

Anonymous 115693

I'm >>115400
Do you think I'd need a tutor or something to help me acquire the habit of doing my homework before trying to do a different degree next year?

Anonymous 115762

Is it normal do have only mere days before a deadline and not do any work? I'm sitting in a library right now… it's been a few hours and I've not typed a single word. I literally can't, my brain won't work today. Yesterday was fine, but today I cannot commit myself at all I just keep getting distracted no matter how hard I try.

Anonymous 115766

If this happens a lot, it could inattentive ADHD

Anonymous 115787

This, or you hate your major.
I can work on a personal fun project for hours and put off peeing and eating, but the shit I study just doesn't grab me.
No advice just adding that it may not be a condition.

Anonymous 115845

I think I'm gonna try and get this checked out and see if I have ADHD. It's genuinely killing me.

I haven't worked out if I hate my major yet. Although it's tough I love learning and coming to lectures and classes… I just hate actually putting pen to paper and writing shit. I must be such a horrible student gdi

Anonymous 115873

Yes, it's normal. U r balid uwu

Anonymous 115942

I've been in this kind of situation before. Generally bad habits can change only when it's more painful to continue with the bad habit than to tear it all down and start again. And fixing one bad habit will make the rest easier.

Anonymous 120031

Is it bad to be a shut-in at uni? Throughout middle school, high school, my NEET phase, and now in university, I've always just spent the entirety of my free time in my room hanging out with my bf or like, taking naps or something.
I'm not miserable about it at all, I'm quite happy, I just kinda wonder about how there's a lot of stuff out there available to me. People say that the parties and connections are the best part of uni, but I get so tired from talking to other people that I don't really know if I care. It just feels like I should, you know? I always hear that I'll regret not jumping on those opportunities.
Someone advised me to join a sorority but that's just going to be full of normie stacies, isn't it? I don't really want to join something with a long-term commitment or that's hypersocial because I'd get really burned out. So I guess I'm also wondering, are there any cool things you can do at uni that don't involve that? For instance I like to walk around and see the architecture and landscaping because they make it quite nice.

Anonymous 120037

I failed straight through 4 years of college (got kicked out two times 2 years in total due to almost nonexistant grades/attendance). I went to class and didn't submit any assignments. Now i'm going back and i really want to get back on track and graduate quick. I feel like a big idiot and starting from ground zero i can't comprehend why i did nothing and wasted all that money and my future. What should i do to ensure i don't fall back?

Anonymous 120041

I wish I could give you good advice, because the same thing happened to me. I was on honor roll 1st semester, but dropped out the next semester.

Major in something easy and just get the degree. The easiest major is Geography, by far. All you need to do is memorize some maps and cultural stuff.

You could also just try to get married to somebody in a better country, which is what I'm trying to do. But also get some job skills.

Anonymous 120044

There's nothing wrong with being introverted in itself but uni is a good place to make connections that will serve you after you graduate.

Anonymous 120058


>want to travel for uni
>can't because of familial/financial reasons
>pandemic rolls around
>take the chance to take classes
>do really well in my first year, get good grades
>think to myself "This is great. I'm sure when they open up, they'll make it possible for international students like me and others studying online to keep doing so until they can reach campus!"
>the uni suddenly announces they're going to be in-person only, then at the last minute, changes their mind and says they'll be online again, but only for a month and then in-person again
>get dropped from all my classes even though they're meant to be virtual this month
>e-mail program advisor for help
>she says there are some fully online options, but not for most of the courses I need for my degree
>currently no money to travel and rent an apartment abroad
I'm pretty much at the end of my rope. It feels like I'm stuck, like my existence is going nowhere, and it was just a delusion that because I was getting good grades, I was making any overall progress in life. What even is the point of any of this? Should I even bother trying to find a good uni that would offer my degree fully online? I want to get out of here, I want to study and work abroad and be happy, but I don't even know if I should bother attempting anymore.

Anonymous 120094

>graduated med school
fuck me

Anonymous 120099


any tradies here?
is it worth it to finish a 2-year degree that i know i don't want to pursue? i'm 4 classes away from graduating but i work so much idek if it's worth showing up to class anymore.
i want to get a different 2 year trade degree and i know exactly what it is.

Anonymous 120106

any other computer science students here or anyone who graduated with that degree? how do you get good at writing code? I'm in an online program and the only help I can get is from moids and I don't feel comfortable with them tutoring me
worried I won't be able to get a decent job after graduating since my coding skills are pretty bad despite that being the focus of my degree

Anonymous 120121

Read books, lots and lots of programming books. Read the classics (K&R C programming) to understand where programming constructs came from and why the syntax is how it is etc…

Also practice. Practice with examples, practice with your own original programming ideas. It doesn't really matter what you're writing, so long as you finish it.

You can do it sis!

Anonymous 120153

Thank you. I think i would fail again if i took an easier major/class with the same mentality, so i'm trying to suck it up and go through it. I don't want to mirror the women i've seen and be dependent on a man so i'm going to force myself to stick through if i want to keep my life free from all men…The thought of meeting one terrifies and disgusts me tbh

Anonymous 120207

lol where from?

Anonymous 120292

I'll look into the classics, going to browse libgen hopefully some of them are on there
idk where to begin with projects so I'll look up easy coding projects for beginners and start from there, thanks for the encouragement

Anonymous 120447


>What did you want to study as a kid? What are you studying now?
as a kid i wanted to be a marine biologist or a musician, i really, really loved classical music growing up, i was infatuated with the piano and later on the violin, my family couldn't afford either the instruments nor their classes (although a cousin of mine taught me to play some music on the piano and those are some of my happiest childhood memories)
Rn im a freshman medical student and it's killing my will to live as we speak ;'D
>Did you go or plan on going to uni? Why or why not?
I have always planned on going to university seeing as i was a straight A's kid growing up, i don't remember the exact moment i decided studying would be the thing that defines my value in life, because in primary school i was a careless fun kid who averaged C+ at best, but i grew up in an environment that encouraged studying all the time, and the sentiment of "you're more than grades and academic success, love urself!!!" online wasn't as much of a big thing back then, so now whenever i look back, yep- all i did was study, i didn't go out with friends (didn't have friends actually) or have many adventure/stories to tell. (i used to play vidya a lot tho i miss that time [ironic XD])
>Do you find having a degree important or necessary to have a livable wage?
Not necessarily true everywhere, but in my country, it a 100% is, and i had to grow up watching my parents blow their money into divorce settlement and addictions and unecesary stuff at the expense of our families necessities which made me kind of a bitch when it comes to money, aka i suck at spending money on myself/necessities, etc… And i am always hoarding it for no apparent reason, just like to have enough to not think "i can't afford buying that" but to instead think "i can definitely buy that, but i won't it's not worth it" which is arguably better anyway. So yeah, i will do everything in my power not to end up poor as a grownup, because it just sucks it's miserable, the constant feaf that we might have to sell our home to pay taxes (aka homelessness) or that my parents could end up in jail fucked me up

Anonymous 121460

Do practice problems, change stuff and see what happens, review the fundamentals until you understand it in simple terms. You should get used to asking others for help even if they are moids. When you get into the industry, you'll do code reviews with your team, mentoring, get mentored, ect probably by a man.

Anonymous 121467

Sorry if it's a dumb or rude question, but what's so hard about programming? What I mean is, how can your "coding skills" be bad?
I wanna get into programming and maybe get a CS degree as well so I really need to know

Anonymous 121477

it's the same with learning any other skill like art for example
if you pick up some art supplies without knowing anatomy, shading and lighting techniques, color theory etc your art is gonna look sloppy and amateur until you learn the fundamentals and can apply them to your work
with coding I need to better learn the fundamentals and actually be able to use them while coding which requires lots of practice and memorization
if you're willing to sink in the time and effort practicing and researching outside of class it gets easier but I haven't been doing that so I'm not making any progress
I've always had trouble asking people for
help but it feels less intimidating asking other women, I guess I need to get over that if I want to succeed in this field

Anonymous 121997


Where are you coming from/going to? Is there the possibility of working to stay some place if you can afford a ticket to get there?

Anonymous 121999

*>What did you want to study as a kid? What are you studying now?
Wanted to study english/ teaching for ages, this didn’t really change but when it came
to it I didn’t have the confidence to go for a degree in English literature because of the associated uncertainty and financial instability in the arts. I ended up studying science (biochem) which I find cool but definitely not my real dream
>Did you go or plan on going to uni? Why or why not?
It was always the unspoken plan because I am terrified of not having the safety net of a degree/ the ability to get a job and be financially independent. I’m not from a wealthy family so the importance of this was pretty evident to me always
>Do you find having a degree important or necessary to have a livable wage?*
In my case, yes, mostly because I don’t think I could long term hack the long hours of minimum wage for 40 years and I don’t have any discernible skills beyond being good at school. Been thinking of studying grad med because it feels like a compromise between science and people based work. I’m an old introvert with low confidence (I can fake it sometimes but it’s not my natural state) so I am hesitant about everything career wise

Anonymous 122000

*introvert not old introvert

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