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WhaTHellsgoingonhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 11:10 AM
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61. I went and wouldn't change my decision
I thought I'd become an economist. Though it didn't work out, nothing wrong with a degree in economics--lot's of math and critical thinking, especially surrounding current events.

20-some years later, I've gone back to school--trade school. Glad I didn't go to trade school straight out of high school. :)
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  -If you could start again, would you make a different decision regarding college? Liberal_in_LA  Nov-21-09 10:32 PM   #0 
  - if you had a scholarship or the military paying your way id say go for it  vadawg   Nov-21-09 10:34 PM   #1 
  - Might have done a physics or econ minor instead of maths...  BlooInBloo   Nov-21-09 10:35 PM   #2 
  - I hear ya. One does not always decide NOT to go to college.  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-21-09 10:37 PM   #3 
  - Different major  Stinky The Clown   Nov-21-09 10:40 PM   #4 
  - I voted "other"  OhioBlue   Nov-21-09 10:40 PM   #5 
  - I had no rational decision making ability at 18  get the red out   Nov-21-09 10:44 PM   #6 
  - Other  housewolf   Nov-21-09 10:44 PM   #7 
  - If I had it to do over again...  laughingliberal   Nov-21-09 10:44 PM   #8 
  - I guess my Five Year Scholarship would be worth 10x what it was '78-'84.  NYC_SKP   Nov-21-09 10:46 PM   #9 
  - your 5 year scholarship would be worth a gazillion.  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-21-09 10:54 PM   #10 
  - I didn't go to college....  unkachuck   Nov-21-09 10:58 PM   #11 
  - I went to college and do not regret my decision,  Blue_In_AK   Nov-21-09 10:59 PM   #12 
  - I'd do a double major  Juche   Nov-21-09 11:01 PM   #13 
  - I would go to class, party less, and would not fritter away a full-ride scholarship  SoCalDem   Nov-21-09 11:02 PM   #14 
  - Boy, howdy...  StarfarerBill   Nov-21-09 11:05 PM   #15 
  - Yes they will  Juche   Nov-21-09 11:12 PM   #19 
  - Regret majoring in History.  Okie4Obama   Nov-21-09 11:05 PM   #16 
  - I'm in the same boat...  The Gunslinger   Nov-22-09 06:44 PM   #99 
  - If I had known then what I know now about public education's filthy politics and culture,  tonysam   Nov-21-09 11:06 PM   #17 
  - if you were wrongfully terminated do you not have redress for that via the courts  vadawg   Nov-22-09 01:35 AM   #42 
     - Yes, I do have redress. I am looking right now for an attorney.  tonysam   Nov-22-09 04:11 PM   #83 
  - Other.  Chan790   Nov-21-09 11:07 PM   #18 
  - I wouldn't have done IT...  Deja Q   Nov-21-09 11:17 PM   #20 
  - Still go. Same degrees. Same everything. nt  phasma ex machina   Nov-21-09 11:17 PM   #21 
  - I started - didn't finish - it was the money  SmileyRose   Nov-21-09 11:23 PM   #22 
  - I'd go to a good university instead of art school  kwassa   Nov-21-09 11:26 PM   #23 
  - yep. screw my phd. i'd become a plummer...  1   Nov-21-09 11:26 PM   #24 
  - if i had a chance to start over, i'd definitely have done things different...  dysfunctional press   Nov-21-09 11:35 PM   #25 
  - I went to college and wouldn't change anything about my decision  TexasObserver   Nov-21-09 11:38 PM   #26 
  - Doesn't matter.  juno jones   Nov-21-09 11:38 PM   #27 
  - MIxed bag here. Not sure.  riderinthestorm   Nov-21-09 11:52 PM   #28 
  - One choice I've never regretted  HughMoran   Nov-21-09 11:56 PM   #29 
  - No vote here - this is something that gets me very conflicted  csziggy   Nov-21-09 11:58 PM   # 
  - You have used your college degree. Every college grad has used their degree  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-22-09 02:11 AM   #51 
     - I never worked in the fields that my degree prepared me for  csziggy   Nov-22-09 10:59 AM   #57 
  - I went to Humboldt State U and majored in Soil Science  XemaSab   Nov-21-09 11:58 PM   #30 
  - Do you mean Cal State?  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-22-09 12:01 AM   #31 
     - Some of them are CSU *blank*  XemaSab   Nov-22-09 12:07 AM   #35 
        - I'm familiar with the CSU system, just checking because you called it Humboldt State U.  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-22-09 02:06 AM   #49 
           - I've never understood which got the op to opt out of the CSU designation  Duer 157099   Nov-22-09 03:07 PM   #80 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Nov-22-09 12:01 AM   #32 
  - Go to jr college for the first two years and save yourself a ton of money  debbierlus   Nov-22-09 12:03 AM   #33 
  - Community college system isn't a cake walk these days: The essential courses are jam packed.  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-22-09 02:08 AM   #50 
  - My advice was going to say the same, but for me back then...  Phentex   Nov-22-09 02:19 PM   #76 
  - That's what I did. Was able to switch majors in the 4 year and graduated debt free.  HughBeaumont   Nov-22-09 05:22 PM   #96 
  - Went, would go again w/same major, but would take a yr off first to work and travel  uppityperson   Nov-22-09 12:04 AM   #34 
  - Other.  laundry_queen   Nov-22-09 12:12 AM   #36 
  - College? Get it over with when you are young.  The Midway Rebel   Nov-22-09 12:16 AM   #37 
  - I have enjoyed engineering but I would probably have  exboyfil   Nov-22-09 01:22 AM   #38 
  - I commuted. If I could go back I would not have and taken it more seriously  Fuzz   Nov-22-09 01:26 AM   #39 
  - I collect degrees  Swamp Rat   Nov-22-09 01:30 AM   #40 
  - No fucking way wouldn't I go to college. nt  RedCappedBandit   Nov-22-09 01:33 AM   #41 
  - I would go to college again  DevinKline   Nov-22-09 01:39 AM   #43 
  - different major.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-22-09 01:43 AM   #44 
  - Knew kids in college, mostly male, whose parents forced them into science.  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-22-09 02:16 AM   #52 
  - Creativity is often underrated  Stargazer09   Nov-23-09 09:27 AM   #112 
  - Still in college at NYU  jdp349   Nov-22-09 01:44 AM   #45 
  - I went to college  hyphenate   Nov-22-09 01:45 AM   #46 
  - Guidance counselors can be horrifying.  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-22-09 02:19 AM   #53 
  - Went. Wouldn't. Student loans. (n/t)  Iggo   Nov-22-09 01:46 AM   #47 
  - Even with a BA ('92) I've never pulled in more than 36K a year in my life.  Withywindle   Nov-22-09 01:54 AM   #48 
  - You folks have some really interesting stories  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-22-09 02:20 AM   #54 
     - Well shit I hope so! That's what I went to college FOR!  Withywindle   Nov-22-09 02:44 AM   #55 
  - Other ... I went but quit  Raine   Nov-22-09 02:52 AM   #56 
  - I found an "accelerated degree program" at a small nearby college and finished there.  CTyankee   Nov-22-09 04:31 PM   #87 
     - THANKS for the suggestion  Raine   Nov-22-09 04:54 PM   #92 
        - Good luck! Just remember, you know a LOT more than you think!  CTyankee   Nov-22-09 05:05 PM   #93 
  - I would have gone to a vocational school instead of a liberal arts college  eShirl   Nov-22-09 11:03 AM   #58 
  - I'd go but to a different college and a different major  tabbycat31   Nov-22-09 11:04 AM   #59 
  - Different major and a different university.  Greyhound   Nov-22-09 11:08 AM   #60 
  - I went and wouldn't change my decision  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Nov-22-09 11:10 AM   #61 
  - I wouldn't change anything I did but I do wish there wasn't such a push to rush from high school to  Brickbat   Nov-22-09 11:16 AM   #62 
  - Same degrees, but a different sub-field.  GoCubsGo   Nov-22-09 11:19 AM   #63 
  - In hindsight, higher ed is definitely a racket, BUT.....  marmar   Nov-22-09 11:20 AM   #64 
  - I didn't go until 16 years later  Paulie   Nov-22-09 11:21 AM   #65 
  - I would have majored in something else  Nikia   Nov-22-09 11:35 AM   #66 
  - No  rollingrock   Nov-22-09 01:08 PM   #67 
  - one more here for different major  hfojvt   Nov-22-09 01:12 PM   #68 
  - I wouldn't have messed around and actually gotten my degree the first time I went  tammywammy   Nov-22-09 01:12 PM   #69 
  - I wish I had gone to college.  azmouse   Nov-22-09 01:50 PM   #70 
  - I'm finishing my degree after many years of being a slacker  graywarrior   Nov-22-09 01:52 PM   #71 
  - Knowing what I do today, I'd become a doctor.  Hatchling   Nov-22-09 01:56 PM   #72 
  - Went to college and got what undergrad degree I needed for law school.  Hepburn   Nov-22-09 02:03 PM   #73 
  - OTHER: Went but didn't finish. If could do over, would finish and become doctor or lawyer  Shagbark Hickory   Nov-22-09 02:10 PM   #74 
  - Lots of lawyers have been laid off and can't find jobs.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-23-09 12:33 AM   #103 
  - I didn't go to college until I was in my 40's  skygazer   Nov-22-09 02:10 PM   #75 
  - I would have asked for tutoring help.  Gregorian   Nov-22-09 02:39 PM   #77 
  - sad that more people view college instrumentally, rather than learning for its own sake; part of the  amborin   Nov-22-09 02:43 PM   #78 
  - If college were more affordable,  Quantess   Nov-22-09 02:47 PM   #79 
     - you are proving my point!  amborin   Nov-22-09 03:09 PM   #81 
        - This is a survival instinct, not materialism.  Quantess   Nov-22-09 03:24 PM   #82 
           - i'm blaming our sick, materialistic 'credentialist' culture!  amborin   Nov-22-09 04:36 PM   #91 
              - You make some good points.  Quantess   Nov-22-09 07:13 PM   #100 
                 - i agree with you completely!  amborin   Nov-22-09 08:43 PM   #102 
  - Went to college, wouldn't change anything about my decision - even the massive debt  Political Heretic   Nov-22-09 04:16 PM   #84 
  - I would go to college but go to a different one.  sakabatou   Nov-22-09 04:19 PM   #85 
  - If I had it to do over again, I'd go to culinary school and become a pastry chef.  Vinca   Nov-22-09 04:20 PM   #86 
  - Pricey art degree. Wouldn't change a thing.  noamnety   Nov-22-09 04:34 PM   #88 
  - no, but perhaps I would have chosen a different grad program...  tigereye   Nov-22-09 04:35 PM   #89 
  - I chose not to go and do not regret that decision for a single minute.  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-22-09 04:36 PM   #90 
  - I'd go to college closer to home....  ThatsMyBarack   Nov-22-09 05:12 PM   #94 
  - I went to college... If I could do it over.. I would go to trade school..  lib2DaBone   Nov-22-09 05:14 PM   #95 
  - I took me two attempts at college  liberal N proud   Nov-22-09 05:34 PM   #97 
  - My graduate degree was a trainwreck; would've taken it at the other school to give me an offer  Posteritatis   Nov-22-09 05:48 PM   #98 
  - This is odd  RadicalGeek   Nov-22-09 07:25 PM   #101 
  - I'd still go to college but I'd switch to Professional Writing sooner.  proteus_lives   Nov-23-09 12:42 AM   #104 
  - If I could do it all over, I wouldn't have gone to college.  Joe Bacon   Nov-23-09 07:13 AM   #105 
  - When I graduated HS college was for professional people. Doctors, lawyers, etc.  NNN0LHI   Nov-23-09 08:22 AM   #108 
  - I did go to college and I am glad I did  NNN0LHI   Nov-23-09 07:17 AM   #106 
  - I'd do it the same time, same way -- Art degree, but I also learned a TON about life...  VOX   Nov-23-09 07:32 AM   #107 
  - I'd go back to the local community college and get a degree in secretarial science  raccoon   Nov-23-09 08:42 AM   #109 
  - Different major. I actually went twice, two degrees, still not happy with  TwilightGardener   Nov-23-09 08:46 AM   #110 
  - To paraphrase General Smedley Butler, "College is a racket."  Efilroft Sul   Nov-23-09 09:21 AM   #111 

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