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  1. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Well I'm really bored waiting around to go to my next lesson and this question just popped into my mind.

    I had a feeling this has been asked already but I did look around and couldn't find it. Plus, if it's already been asked it was a long time a go.

    So my question is what do you want to do when you leave school? What are your plans? University etc..?​

    Don't flame me if this has been asked ¬_¬
     
  2. Wii > You

    Wii > You World War Wii

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    I'm three classes away from being a English teacher.
     
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    Just about to finish my University Entrace Exams (end this week). Then if all goes to plan study combined course of Engineering/Science at the University of Western Australia starting early next year. After I've completed that hopefully I'll be employable as a Chemical Engineer. What about you Rach?
     
  4. Jay588

    Jay588 ?

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    shouldn't it be "an English teacher", it sounds better, but your the English teacher, not me.

    I'm learning to be a tattoo artist
     
  5. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Woah Eagles, that sounds.. really clever lol!

    And Wii > You that explains the thread, best of luck :)

    I'm studying Photography, Film and Media right now in college and I'm in my last year. I decided not to go to University mainly because I'd rather go straight into the photography business rather then spend another three years learning 'how to take a picture'. I see photography as something that's inside you, you can teach someone how to use a camera, but you can't teach them how to take a good picture, that's my theory anyway.

    Luckily there's a lot of studios in my area so I'm going to try and get a job there to gain some experience. I'm also thinking about travelling and taking specialist holidays in wildlife photography tours, but I'd need money for this so it will probably be after around a year of working.

    In a couple of years there's new film studios opening REALLY close to where I live. The project is being developed by the consortium Dragon International Studios, chaired by Sir Richard Attenborough :) Hopefully by then I'll have enough experience to get a job there.

    I'm not quite sure what type of photography I'll be doing yet but I'm not too keen on being stuck inside a studio every day and I've always loved the wild, so I'm looking into wildlife photography. :)
     
  6. Wii > You

    Wii > You World War Wii

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    Good eye, buddy.
     
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    Well i went to school for graphic design and animation, but when i finished school it was EXTREMLY hard finding a job here in NY in that field, so i became an accountant....but my friends and I still have own lil thing that we do for corporations, like making there logos and editing there websites and lil simple things....trying to launch our own company, it pretty tough.
     
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    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    I'm taking college classes in High School so that I get a head start. I'll be attending Miami U starting 2010, and I'm not really sure what I'm going to major in, perhaps some kind of engineering. Anyway, after that I'm going to attempt to become a professional bodybuilder (Local competitions, no World's Strongest Man or anything :lol:), but if that doesn't work I suppose I'll just get a boring day job.

    Now I'm depressed, lol.
     
  9. Wii > You

    Wii > You World War Wii

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    Sounds good, man. By the way, I'm a huge pro-wrestling fan... not the WWE though.
     
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    You know, I have no idea!

    I'm in my second year of University doing a degree in Mathematics, and I'll probably do the fourth year to get the Masters, if I feel I can do it, then I'd even consider doing another three years to get the PhD, just for the sake of not getting a job because I don't know what I want to be! But yeah, hopefully something will come up.
     
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    Wii > You World War Wii

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    Damn, math is a hell of a subject, yet it offers a lot.

    You'll have no trouble finding a job. Find a passion. Use it with your degree.
     
  12. owlsgo

    owlsgo czech me out.

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    i finished high school in 2006. it was rough. i had problems all through high school with medication for depression, anxiety attacks, family junk and migraines. i took a year off and went to poland, my mothers homeland, with my grandmother. it was the last time she will be able to visit her homeland. we stayed for three months.

    i'm back now and i've applied to 3 university courses. just today i recieved the 3rd reply letter - all have been positive and invited me to an interview.

    i had my heart set on teaching and had second thoughts. i'm going into advertising. my friends say i'm selling my soul from the inside. others think i'm planning to take down the machine from the inside.

    heh.
     
  13. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    I am currently studying at University, so I hope to finish my three years there, continue to do a Postgraduate degree and finally a PhD. In terms of a career, I am looking at becoming a Genetic Engineer. :)
     
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    reche Professional Flyeater

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    I'm studying graphic design two more years to go... :sick:
     
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    owlsgo czech me out.

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    genetic engineer. that's amazing.
     
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    [DT] Gearhead Surf Coder

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    Agreed, but if you have the entrepreneurial gene, it's the only way to go. I'm on my 3rd company (own this one with the wifey), sold my previous to MPS Group back in 2000, was part of an asset purchase on my 1st (minority partner) back when I was 25 (had a couple of tech patents). There is definitely a set of objective concerns about revenue, healthcare, consistency, management, etc., but I think there's more of a deep seated psychological driver that almost +forces+ some people to go it on their own, regardless of the risk. I have an old business partner from my last company that has this to a fault.

    I have never stayed tethered too long in a structured corporate type gig. However, I happen to have a skillset which does allow me to switch from indie consultant to small business to Dilbert on demand which gives me a certain amount of mental freedom while I pursue my small enterprise goals (as in: at worst case, I get a "regular job" as needed - though that hasn't really happened, I've have constant offers).

    ~DT
     
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    wow that an very impressive track u got there...umm..yea it tough for us to get our name out there and for people to hire us...a lot people want designers with a min. of 4 yrs exp. but i mean come on we are fresh out of college, we know more about the software and the design aspect then ur 40 yr old men workin for u..but its tough we are in the process of mappin out our site. right now all our clients are either friends or the companies that we work for and other firms in our building.
     
  18. samXcor3

    samXcor3 the best kid!

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    honestly, i want to drop out and be a rock star. i used to be in a band for 6 years or so, best experience of my life.

    BUT if that doesn't happen i kinda want to produce bands/work at a label with AD/PR or possibly like the web site of a label (IST)

    i'm undecided right now though. picked my spring sem. classes last night:)
     
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    [DT] Gearhead Surf Coder

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    Stick with it, we never hired any designers based on their formal schooling (though it helped of course, even if indirectly) so much as their portfolio, personality and attention to detail (I'm pretty good at identifying capable people). We had some amazing designers (full on understanding of print, web, brand equity management, etc.).

    Side note: be careful about the "know more than X age" though - experience goes a long way in some cases - if I'm hiring a high end architect and I have a candidate who recently deployed the Freddie Mac backend handling 1500/TPS, that goes a long way. Don't get fooled into thinking that people under 30 have some exclusive handle on current technology because they use MySpace :D

    I think the accountant backup strategy was outstanding. That gives you decent cashflow in a reasonably stable environment while you navigate potential design opportunities. If you've got the bandwidth, you can keep doing both and build your (real world/production) design skills, expand your portfolio and possibly stumble on a unique gig that might let you jettison your accountant role!

    Best of luck!

    DT
     
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    yea i agree what ur saying about the age thing but ok granted my portfolio isnt as strong as i would want it to be but ..."ideas"...thats where i think a younger generation would come more into play (not just talkin for myself), i mean the things kids think about and create now a days are remarkable...also u look at all these boring websites for major companies, i mean theres nothing there but text and a few pics...ok ok i know wat ur gonna say that its a business they want to get to the point and thats it, but come on who really is gonna sit there a read and read and read, or wouldnt u rather the site tell it to u and visually show u...

    and yes the accounting gig i got now really does help i got introduced to a lot of other clients that are in this building and i have a lot of free time to work on projects.
     

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