College/University

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    Jan 12, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    For those of you who have been to college or are currently in college, what has your experience been like?
    How about those who have been to or are currently in University?

    I find that the level of work in college isn't nearly as mentally challenging as I expected. I feel like I have learned what I need to know to follow my chosen career path, which is very useful, but I don't feel that it took a whole lot of brainpower to complete assignments and tests. I have always been intelligent IQ-wise and I made honour roll for 2 semesters, so maybe it's just me? A lot of my classmates found some of the more academic courses (math in particular) much more challenging than I did.
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    Jan 12, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    You aren't taking the right classes.
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    Jan 12, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    JustThisOnce saidWhere do you study?
    http://www.humber.ca/
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    Jan 12, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidYou aren't taking the right classes.
    I'm taking the classes that are designated to my chosen program. Canadian colleges are set up differently than American colleges.
    We only get a few electives, 90% of our courses are predetermined by the specific area we choose to pursue.
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    Jan 12, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidThen ask a Canadian ... in America .. we call those trade schools
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    Jan 12, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    Aren't you a fashion major?

    Can't imagine there's too much math...

    Skirt + blouse - heels = 3/5 of an outfit
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    Jan 12, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    MsclDrew saidAren't you a fashion major?
    Can't imagine there's too much math...
    Skirt + blouse - heels = 3/5 of an outfit
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    Think carefully.... what would a store have to do to order clothing in bulk?
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidThink carefully.... what would a store have to do to order clothing in bulk?
    Basic addition?Multiplication? Percentages maybe?

    What would somebody need to know to start their own business?
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    Lemme sum my college experience thus far up in three different languages



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    Jan 12, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidI'm just giving you shit. That would be more than just fashion, though. That's also business and accounting.
    and who do you think is supposed to run an apparel company? icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    I've found college easy so far, I made A's in my classes. Im only a freshman though so maybe thats why.
  • smudgedude

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    Jan 12, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    my advice....do everything you can. all the time. go to every party, study your balls off for every test, just throw yourself as far as you can into everything you do there. i would kill to be able to go back.
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    smudgedude saidmy advice....do everything you can. all the time. go to every party, study your balls off for every test, just throw yourself as far as you can into everything you do there. i would kill to be able to go back.
    LMFAO who the fuck goes to college parties? That shit's so weak.
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    Best thing I learned in college was how little I knew.

    If you have any flexibility to take courses outside your subject area, take a flyer on something like astronomy or political science or epistolary novels. You may not really enjoy it, but if it broadens your perspective, you'll have some possible advantages over competitors. And you may find something you really enjoy doing.

    Also, you might talk to a professor and explain what you're experiencing. There may be a way to get you into some different courses that offer you more stimulation.
  • mizu5

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    Jan 12, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    I liked Univerity at UBC. did couble majorenglish lit and east asian studies.

    But now i think i'ma come home, and go to George Brown for Hospitality management.


    PS college parties are only good if you drink, which is why you don't love them ahaha.
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    college was the most fun ever. ever. almost five years out and i miss it so much. can't believe i'm 26 already....
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
    Kobaltjak saidBest thing I learned in college was how little I knew.

    If you have any flexibility to take courses outside your subject area, take a flyer on something like astronomy or political science or epistolary novels. You may not really enjoy it, but if it broadens your perspective, you'll have some possible advantages over competitors. And you may find something you really enjoy doing.

    Also, you might talk to a professor and explain what you're experiencing. There may be a way to get you into some different courses that offer you more stimulation.
    I took a psychology course and an art theory course.
    They were both pretty easy as well, and I have diagnosed ADD so it's difficult for me to pay attention to things I'm not interested in.
    I have also already determined that I will probably not work in anything that isn't related to fashion, because literally nothing else gets me motivated faster than clothing does.

    I'm taking a marketing course in Adobe Creative Suite though because working with Photoshop is one of my strengths and along with Illustrator and InDesign can be useful depending on what I go into.
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    mizu5 saidI liked Univerity at UBC. did couble majorenglish lit and east asian studies.
    But now i think i'ma come home, and go to George Brown for Hospitality management.

    PS college parties are only good if you drink, which is why you don't love them ahaha.
    omg when you live here again let me know <3

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    Jan 12, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    mizu5 saidI liked Univerity at UBC. did couble majorenglish lit and east asian studies.
    But now i think i'ma come home, and go to George Brown for Hospitality management.

    PS college parties are only good if you drink, which is why you don't love them ahaha.
    omg when you live here again let me know <3

    COLLEGE PARTIES RULE MAN
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    Duhbetch.

    I mean I love me a good rager.

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    Jan 12, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    C's get degrees!!! That's my motto. Why is probably why I get all C's. Hmmm... And I go to a fairly good school. I know I can do better if I just study more. I also have adult diagnosed ADD so it's difficult for me sometimes. It gets harder as you go on, especially math classes.
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    Anduru saidI took a psychology course and an art theory course.
    They were both pretty easy as well, and I have diagnosed ADD so it's difficult for me to pay attention to things I'm not interested in.
    I have also already determined that I will probably not work in anything that isn't related to fashion, because literally nothing else gets me motivated faster than clothing does.

    I'm taking a marketing course in Adobe Creative Suite though because working with Photoshop is one of my strengths and along with Illustrator and InDesign can be useful depending on what I go into.


    Well, I was always signing up for too many courses because there were all kinds of things that I thought I might be interested in and I figured one term wasn't too much of an investment.

    The point wasn't so much to advance my career as it was to feed my curiosity about new subjects. Do I remember everything I learned in linguistics and map theory? Nope. But I am often pleasantly surprised when I do recall something useful or enlightening.

    But it sounds almost as if you're itching to get a career started and wondering if you need to stick with the college thing.
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    Jan 12, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    I did a 4 year degree at a university and am now attending college. While I find some of the material interesting, I have not yet been challenged academically. College has nothing on university.

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    Jan 12, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    Anduru saidFor those of you who have been to college or are currently in college, what has your experience been like?
    How about those who have been to or are currently in University?

    I find that the level of work in college isn't nearly as mentally challenging as I expected. I feel like I have learned what I need to know to follow my chosen career path, which is very useful, but I don't feel that it took a whole lot of brainpower to complete assignments and tests. I have always been intelligent IQ-wise and I made honour roll for 2 semesters, so maybe it's just me? A lot of my classmates found some of the more academic courses (math in particular) much more challenging than I did.


    You just got to find something that challenges you and won't let you coast by. I for one am not allowed to have a life when school starts. Its not that someone tells me:
    "PG, you can't have a life."
    Its more of a:
    "Damn, this is hard and its gonna take forever.... FUCK!"

    Thats purty much it.
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    Jan 12, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    Lol, I'm strugglin'