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If you could go back to college.....

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stanford Guitar, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. Scooter91

    Scooter91 Tele-Afflicted

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    I wouldn't major in drinking and assorted tomfoolery this time...:oops:
     
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  2. wrathfuldeity

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    I had a great time in under and grad school. But in undergrad would be a bit more focused on actual studying and more after midnight activities.
     
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    lammie200 Friend of Leo's

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    Pretty sure I found the right career and I enjoyed my time completing a Bachelor’s and Master’s of architecture. The creative aspects made it more fun than work sometimes. I later went back for an MBA. That was probably more work than fun on the balance. The only difference that I wished throughout all of it was that I shouldn’t have worked while completing my degrees. It was mostly a financial necessity that I did but it was also a lot to undertake. I now have the type of feeling that I can’t imagine ever having lived through it all. I guess that I should feel glad that I did.
     
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    The biggest waste of time, money and brain cells. I never used my degree for anything I did in my working life.
    If I could do it all over again I would have tried to get a job with either Gibson or Fender.
     
  5. MuleHead

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    Didn't go to school until I was older - had already worked in IT for 10 years. I loved college though...had great discussions with my professors and other students. I barely graduated high school, but graduated Magna and would go back in a heartbeat. In a do over...I'd probably go med or engineering.
     
  6. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    If I went back now I'd probably make sure not to look any coeds in the eye... Me being on the far side of my 50's and all.

    If I went back to then, I'd be more independent doing what I wanted, not following along, and into playing in bands in the Raleigh music scene.
     
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  7. HotRodSteve

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    I would drop myself out of college and become a welder.
     
  8. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

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    I would have just stayed forever. Real working world sucks ar$.
     
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  9. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Been more disciplined primarily. My lack thereof set me back almost 8 years from getting my degree. I could have graduated at 23 but didn't until I was 29.
    And there was that one cutie that I was too oblivious to realize liked me until well after I'd blown it... I'd have fixed that for sure.
     
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  10. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    I loved school, the town ( Erie, PA), my friends, and at first actually learning! Not a really true academic life for me, but all in a good balance, forward moving...

    But in the 3rd year, I got into partying ( not crazy hard, but enough to lose focus), and hanging out with my girlfriend ( wife of 40 years), and playing guitar ( 46 years), was more important than anything.

    I graduated with a BA degree in Spanish/ Liberal Arts, but actually went back to the jobs I worked during HS and College Summers and vacations.

    So for me regrets on not being focused on career, being a biz professional, but at the same time, I am grateful for a great little family,, we take care of each other, and on a small scale, a successful musical journey.

    So ( I live in Va near DC where I'm from) there's a part of me that wants to go back, have a re-do. But I would not be surprised if I did the same.

    ( I think about this a lot, still...)
     
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    I've seen this movie before.

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    choose the right career and if they offer that, they are wonderful. I started on a geology degree almost 50 years ago. stuff got in the way and I was gone after a few semesters. then I worked a few years, eventually went to TRADE SCHOOL and got steady jobs for 40+ years based on that. I did go back to college though in the 90s. got an AAS, BST, and an MS. I taught in trade school through the state university & retired. I always kinda regretted that I didn't finish out the geology degree. it would have been a whole different life
     
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    Hahaha, I can relate. I graduated from grad school in 1995, and am still burned out too.
     
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    This time around, I'd definitely work up the nerve to ask that cute redhead in my composition class on a date. Definitely.
     
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    The only time in my life when I felt free. Also the only time in my life when I could wake up....say f*** it I need more sleep and skip that 8:30am Calculus class. The only person it affected was me. Still aced the class but I still regret showing up to the class that one time (;)) hungover and reeking of booze, sitting down and hearing the words, here is the test. I skipped the day my prof told us about the test. Long story short....I learnt my lesson. I also never completed my Math/Comp Sci degree instead I end up with a Recreation Degree. Best choice I made as there was a greater diversity of genders in Recreation than Math/Comp Sci. Plus no more 3AM working in the computer lab writing code. This was the 80s...


    I would not change my experience one bit but then I was part of the Animal House generation.
     
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    College now is not what it was when I went, 20 years ago. I wish I had gone to a liberal arts school majored in the classics, just for the knowlodge. No desire to go to a school again, but would love to audit some classes if I had the time.
     
  17. Milspec

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    If I could....I wouldn't.

    I earned 2 degrees and both of them have been lost in my basement for the past 25 years...did me no good in life, but at least I paid for them up front.
     
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    I really enjoyed undergrad and grad school. If I could change any of it, I would probably be a better student. I had too many diverging interests back then.
     
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    Get serious about weight lifting and nutrition, and go to music school instead of liberal arts.
     
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    If I could do it again:

    1) No girlfriend - options open
    2) Major in something I really love instead of something "practical"
    3) Work harder to get better grades
    4) Consider PhD instead of law school
    5) Stay in & play guitar more
     
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