Why is everyone in such a hurry to graduate college?

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    Mar 19, 2012 11:25 AM GMT
    I'm a senior in college and alls i hear people saying is oh i cant wait to graduate and be outta this place and I cant help but wonder why? If anything I'm scared shitless to graduate and am scared for the real world with how difficult you here is is with all the unemployment and such...

    When I ask the rush they say theyre sick of the stress and have to worry about tests and all I can think is well if you're stressed about that then your goimg to be in for a big surprise in the real world.

    What do you think?
  • MikemikeMike

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    Mar 19, 2012 11:35 AM GMT
    with Obama as president they can all rush to unemploymenticon_idea.gificon_idea.gif:
    I worked all through college so I had no problem getting a job/career. Also if you made dean's list have them write you a letter of recommendation. I still have mine from the dean of my department and the president of the university. So many of the March on Wallsteet brats are kids who graduated from college with no experience expecting to make 100,000. from the starticon_lol.gif
  • okcomputer201...

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    Mar 19, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
    Graduating college would greatly simplify things. A huge part of my life is spent studying and working. Even if I'm still waiting tables after college, I will have peace of mind. Being spread paper thin from juggling a challenging curriculum and a full time job gets old. Although I have enjoyed college, I'm ready to move on.
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    Mar 19, 2012 12:46 PM GMT
    I graduated, got a good job and I can tell you, I wish every single day I could go back to college. Football games, parties, friends, boyfriends, beer and debauchery. Nothing else like it.

    On the flip side, I now have money. I like having money.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 19, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    I wouldn't say I was in a hurry, but I felt like I needed to move it along... I was 22 when I finished with two bachelors degrees.... and then I was law school bound. Loved my time in college, however.....

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  • DCEric

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    Mar 19, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
    Loved college, was scared about what came next, but knew I needed to move on! I had been there long enough, and have so far found the "real world" much easier to deal with than college.
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    Mar 19, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidwith Obama as president they can all rush to unemploymenticon_idea.gificon_idea.gif:

    Just in case you aren't trolling....
    ...you do understand that 8.5% unemployment means 91.5% employed... right? ...and that by that measure most college grads will find some kind of work. Even tossing in an additional 10% unemployed will get them to 81.5%. Further, you can't collect unemployment unless you loose a job, which graduating from college does not qualify for.
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    Mar 19, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
    My college experience so far as been 'meh' at best. I like this whole 'college experience' thing but I feel like i can't put myself into any work I do here which sucks. I am ready to have my own set schedule, a career, and my own home.
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    MikemikeMike saidwith Obama as president they can all rush to unemploymenticon_idea.gificon_idea.gif:
    I worked all through college so I had no problem getting a job/career. Also if you made dean's list have them write you a letter of recommendation. I still have mine from the dean of my department and the president of the university. So many of the March on Wallsteet brats are kids who graduated from college with no experience expecting to make 100,000. from the starticon_lol.gif


    False. I am a junior and have been offered 6 jobs since I started school. It has nothing to do with who the president is.......unless it's george bush and you're majoring in one of the sciences.

    The truth is, you just have to go to a good college and bust your ass there. I can't wait to graduate because I know that the real world will not offer as many professional challenges as my school does. I think it depends on the school. If you go to like........Arizona state, or Texas Austin of course you would want to stay there forever, but if you're at MIT or RPI etc. you probably wanna get the fuck out of there so your asshole can heal up from the routine rapings you will get from the workload.

    A girl in one of my classes cried today during a test. It was entertaining.
  • Teqkilla42

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    Mar 19, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    Yeah, I just want to be out in the "real world," however much it may suck. Every single person who goes on co-op at my school says it's way better than classes, so I'm just excited for that at this point!

    I feel like a lot of guys at my school/in my age range still aren't out too, I haven't met any new guys in a while. That's more of a just waiting-to-be-21 thing though, I suppose.
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    Mar 19, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidwith Obama as president they can all rush to unemploymenticon_idea.gificon_idea.gif:
    Actually it's the other way around. They're rushing to graduate and find employment before the GOP takes over the white house.
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    Mar 19, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    I work 40 hours a week at one job and another job from home. I pay half the bills and we are still struggling for food and basic necessities.

    Graduating college with a computer science degree is going to open a lot more job opportunities for me. I'm looking forward to living my life and making a comfortable living. Being poor sucks.
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    Mar 19, 2012 4:32 PM GMT

    If I was in college I'd be in no rush to finish, cause I'd be stressing out, instead of relishing in the fact that I just finished studying for a degree and will have the chance to put what I learned to work!

    Post Edit: Cause it's easier to get laid when you get paid!
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    Mar 19, 2012 4:52 PM GMT
    I thought about that too but then I realized that the real world is much better. You eat REAL food, you actually have MONEY, you make your OWN DECISIONS and you don't any homework! Don't be scared about the unemployment situation, it all depends what you're studying. I have an Economics and IT degree so it wasn't a problem finding a job. You just have to put yourself out there.

    I really do miss college but when you age, you realize that you become too old to party like you did in college, not that 24 is too old but I'm getting there lol. I went back to Morgantown for St. Patrick's day and let me tell you, I went all out because I really missed being a crazy party college kid at WVU but you do it once a year or so until you become a little too old and mature.

    I say take advantage of your senior year but also focus on your career while in school. Send out your resumes and schedule interviews right now!
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    Mar 19, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    I wouldn't have in a rush to finish I had known it would be really difficult to find a job after icon_sad.gif
  • mybud

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    Mar 19, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    Back in the day...We enjoyed college life...hell I hated leaving my bud's...the endless parties...The insanity of those days ..I kinda miss...My advice...live in the present and take in the experiences around ya...
  • Csrobbie2000

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    Mar 19, 2012 5:22 PM GMT
    I was very nervous before I graduated also. I think it's common to feel that way even though most people do want to be done with school and get on with their life. I love both, but I think I'll pick working over studying in school. At work, most of the time, you have the freedom to do whatever you want and let your creative soared. On the other hand, I feel like you are always restricted to do things (school projects, etc) in a certain ways in school. There will be different kind of pressure working in the real world, but it's not constant pressure as in school - one exam right after another. Not to mention the endless rewards - you finally can support yourself, do things you've been wanting to do (i.e. travel, buy a house, car, etc), and most of all, you feel like you actually do something great at the end of the day and contribute something to society.
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    Mar 19, 2012 5:37 PM GMT
    Another reason why I can't wait to graduate is that I can't 'shine' here. Sure, I can be involved in this, that, in the other but at the end of the day, not a lot of people recognize it after interviews. In the working world, you have opportunities to put yourself into your work and opportunities to grow. I hate that i study harder then the next kid to me when the asshole lets say comes in hungover, didn't study, and gets a higher grade than me.

    I am not a 'test taker'...but I am creative, have good people skills, and have a strong work ethic. Most of the skills I have don't go with the whole college academia thing. What it comes down to is if you are a good test taker or not here. I've learned more in two summers of internships then I have in my college career so far.

    Most classes are designed to see if you can recite crap that you read in the book, when most of the time you have some adjunct professor who doesn't speak english tell you what to do,not practical application. Am I appreciate of the fact I can attend university? Absolutely...but does classroom fluff weigh more than work/internship experience...absolutely not.

    And there is my rant for the day...
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    Mar 19, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    because a sheepskin is just so way overpriced now.... tuition has skyrocketed needlessly. icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 19, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    i'm in a hurry 2 get through my undergrad. it's a gateway 2 grad school which is a gateway 2 (one of) my ultimate goals--2 teach, research, write at the university level.

    i've had fun as an undergrad, but i went in w/ specific goals. i've met those goals. now it's time 2 fulfill my nxt set of goals.
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
    If you graduate from college, it should be something to celebrate and such. Just sucks that today, if you have a degree, it's more of a gamble as far as making money goes. The job market is so shitty, a once valued education system isn't as strong as it once was. Unless you have connections in the job industry you're working to get into, you very well could end up without a job by the time your education is finished. This would mean you have to search quickly to find a way to make money before it's time to start paying your college loans off.
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    CollegeDude27 saidI'm a senior in college and alls i hear people saying is oh i cant wait to graduate and be outta this place and I cant help but wonder why? If anything I'm scared shitless to graduate and am scared for the real world with how difficult you here is is with all the unemployment and such...

    When I ask the rush they say theyre sick of the stress and have to worry about tests and all I can think is well if you're stressed about that then your goimg to be in for a big surprise in the real world.

    What do you think?


    dude, i thought the same thing. Why rush through college? for a lot of people, it's some of their best years.

    I loved college and didnt want it to end. To be honest, I wish I could go back. !!
  • ineedausernam...

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    Mar 19, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    Yeah college is fun and whatever, few responsibilities, parties, etc. but theres a ton of school work and everyone's self-centered, emotionally underdeveloped, and totally pretentious. I'm constantly anxious about the future and seemingly broke every 3 days. I don't eat or eat garbage and I'm sleep deprived. I'm trying to make the most put of my college experience (which is another source of anxiety...I don't want too many regrets in the future) but I also don't wanna peak at 21. This can't be as exciting as life gets.
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    By body can't handle the binge drinking like it used to.