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I think I just dropped out of college today.

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Well I was in my web programming class today and I just got fed up with all this learning crap. I dropped all my classes and I am going to talk with the people whom I owe money too tomorrow.

 

I am just sickened by this college, I don't understand why I should want to keep going here. Maybe I will find a new school but CS isn't for me.

 

Talk me out of it if you want but I really don't want to be at Bemidji State anymore. It's just lame, not my kind of place. It's so shallow and I hate it.

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CS is definitely not for everyone. What are your plans now? Just because CS didn't work out doesn't mean that you should drop out completely.

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CS is definitely not for everyone. What are your plans now? Just because CS didn't work out doesn't mean that you should drop out completely.

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well don't go than. college is not for everyone bbut it is required if you want a real paying job. not saying you cant make bank but i a lot less likely. i suggest at some point going back but into a field you like otherwise it is pointless.

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While college can be great, and you do stand a chance of getting on better career wise with a degree, it doesn't mean it is for everyone.

 

It doesn't mean you can't get along (and very nicely) without a degree too, I'll just stress the point of doing something you care about and enjoy doing, whether you stick with further education or not. Some very successful people have been drop outs, I mean I just watched Steve Jobs' Stamford Commencement Address again today, there is a perfect example of a drop out doing well.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc

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I'm nowhere near as successful as Steve Jobs, but I live pretty comfortably as a college dropout. Just figure out what you like doing, and what you're good at doing, and you shouldn't have trouble finding a decent paying job. If those two things happen to collide, all the better.

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First to be successful at anything you have to love it. A person can be good at any job with just hard work, but to be great at a job you have to have passion for what you do. The same goes for college, you can get any degree if you try hard enough but to really excel you need passion for what you are working on. It sounds to me like there is no passion in the choice you made. As for dropping out of college, it will all depend on what you want to do in how it will effect you.

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Well I was in my web programming class today and I just got fed up with all this learning crap. I dropped all my classes and I am going to talk with the people whom I owe money too tomorrow.

 

I am just sickened by this college, I don't understand why I should want to keep going here. Maybe I will find a new school but CS isn't for me.

 

Talk me out of it if you want but I really don't want to be at Bemidji State anymore. It's just lame, not my kind of place. It's so shallow and I hate it.

Details tomorrow.

 

 

Sometimes too people aren't ready for college right out of high school. Thus was the case for me, I ended up dropping out a few days after classes started too when I originally went into college after High School. Eventually after working a crappy arse job for a few years I realized that I really do need to get through college and went back. I am now working on my last year of my BS in Information Technology.

 

I would suggest that you don't give up on the idea totally, but take a break from education. Travel see stuff and have fun, its what I ended up doing. Sometimes you gotta mature a little too, which was my issue as well.

 

 

 

When and if you do consider giving it another shot, I recommend you start off with one or two classes a semester until you get in the swing of things. Also Community Colleges and Technical Colleges might have decent transfer programs, it is a lot cheaper to get a 2 year associates degree as well, and transfer on. I would check you area and see what schools offer good transfer programs.

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i went through college for network engineering bored off my butt for a couple years got a good job in my field andd ended up hating it worse than hitler. but i stuck it out made money and now i flip homes for a living and couldnt be happier. everything ends up taking its course man and no education is a waste

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Go to college, you have no idea how many times i've thought of dropping out of my major (Mechanical and Aerospace Eng.) but I just stuck it out and this is my last year.

 

Yeah college isn't for everyone, but it'll offer you more opportunities than otherwise.

 

you can do it.

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Sometimes too people aren't ready for college right out of high school. Thus was the case for me, I ended up dropping out a few days after classes started too when I originally went into college after High School. Eventually after working a crappy arse job for a few years I realized that I really do need to get through college and went back. I am now working on my last year of my BS in Information Technology.

 

I would suggest that you don't give up on the idea totally, but take a break from education. Travel see stuff and have fun, its what I ended up doing. Sometimes you gotta mature a little too, which was my issue as well.

 

 

 

When and if you do consider giving it another shot, I recommend you start off with one or two classes a semester until you get in the swing of things. Also Community Colleges and Technical Colleges might have decent transfer programs, it is a lot cheaper to get a 2 year associates degree as well, and transfer on. I would check you area and see what schools offer good transfer programs.

I agree with this. I don't go to college myself but I'm a recently out of high school kid and while everyone around me thinks I should go to college, I choose not to, because I don't think I have it in me right now to go through with it if I tried to go. I think like Green says, sometimes you just have to give education a break and over time you just mature at your own rate and will know if college is for you or not. It's always a good idea to keep an eye on your education though, you're never too old to go to college after all.

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These days, you really need a degree to get anywhere with this job market. Companies just aren't as willing to take a gamble on someone like they used to. But that's not to say you can't make something for yourself without a degree either.

 

I hated college, but I stuck it out in a major I didn't give two crap about and it got me a decent job that is letting me pay off my car and student loans. I still write code on the side and I still take on problems outside of my daily work duties so I still enjoy it to some extent. Just do what makes you happy, man. We have a unique opportunity in this generation to either get a degree and get a good job, or make a good job of our own through innovation and a whole lot of luck lol

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