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Back to school
44 replies
453 days old
last post: Mar 29, 2019

Back to school

1 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-26 13:02
It's about that time! What are your goals and fall backs for the school year?
For me i's just to hurry up and be done with this crap; going in on year 6 of college, and going to my third one because the second school I didn't study and was too lazy ot motivate myself. One thing that I'm not excited about is that I'm moving in today which is great, because living at home is a drain, but I'm a senior ad they got me living in the sophmore building. I don't have a roommate nor a kitchen and the latter of these sucks and the former is actually pretty sweet. I'm going to talk with the residence hall people to see if I can get a new solo place. ALso this school is a christian one so I can't really do anything like have sex or party (not like those two happen often, but like heated seats I like the option). Aside from those gripes though, I'm excited!
2 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-27 01:37
I've piled on a lot of stuff this year, I'm taking some tough classes and I'm also managing a club. My bare minimum goal is to pass, but ideally I'd like to stop being such of a shut in and maybe get a gf or a bf.

There's also the matter that I'm way behind on my graduation schedule (my psychological disorders make taking a "normal" classload pretty much impossible for me) and it feels like I don't deserve to be here, but hey I'll deal with this stuff as it comes.

One thing I'm actually looking forward to is my russian language class, the 2 semesters that I've taken have been really enjoyable, hopefully this one is too!

Is anyone here joining/part of any interesting school clubs?
3 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-27 02:09
I recently made a new website and my goals are to work more on my website, finish a group programming project with people, a website for a small company that will pay me for web dev, work on some of my other unfinished programming projects, put all my repos on github, get a new job at the company my friend works at (he encouraged me to apply for an opening and will give me a recommendation), and get medical care for sleep problems. And I guess a more general goal is to survive and not drop classes or fail anything.

I'm also going back to the gym with one of my friends too. He wants me to go on a trip with him to another country, but it's very expensive. I've traveled with him before, but I can't afford it this time. Also, my new roommates smoke a lot of weed, so I hope they don't get me in trouble. They've already set off the fire alarm due to smoking but thankfully managed to play it off and avoid getting in trouble.

I'm also way behind on graduation, but it's good to know I'm not the only one.

I'm in a computer science-related club.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-27 06:08
Gonna be trying to get a new part time job at a restaurant since the old garage where I worked at went belly-up recently. I'd have to pay more attention to personal hygiene if I'm gonna work at a fancy joint, though. I'm a little worried.
5 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-29 16:47

Hygiene shouldn't be much of a worry, just wash your ass, brush your teeth, and use deodorant.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-03 06:49
School is such a waste of time.

Give up on school.

You'll gain time.

As a NEET, you can invest yourself completely in anything that interests you.

You gain the skills to teach yourself anything you need to know.
7 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-03 18:22
Terrible advice. You can't be a NEET forever. You're just going to make life harder for yourself when you have to get a job later.
8 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-03 18:23
Yeah but who's going to finance that lifestyle?
9 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-03 19:17
>>7,8 don't feed him, please.
10 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-16 22:58
Balancing a full time job with school is difficult, but I'm somehow making it. Not sure how long I can hold on, though.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-18 01:44
I'll be graduating in the next year or so and decided to try visiting my university's career fair today. It felt extremely dehumanizing and pointless. Why do people attend these things if companies aren't even going to glance at your resume and then tell you to apply online? They feel like cultural relics considering most of the information you're expected to solicit from the company representatives can be found nowadays on Glassdoor, or generally by googling some. Does anyone have a perspective on this that explains why it might be worth it to attend? It seems like it might be easier to sit at home filling out online applications and sending resumes.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-19 03:08
I'm really stressed about classes. I have an audition for a piano class tomorrow and I haven't been able to practice in a month due to items being misplaced in a recent move. On top of that, I still have to get my measles immunization forms in so that I can actually register for said class. Financial aid is being disbursed tomorrow, but I'm not sure I'll get the full amount because I'm not currently full-time due to not being yet registered for the music course. It's all really confusing to me and it's hard for me to stay on top of that. This upcoming week is also full of "school kick off" events that I really want to go to. I don't want to become one of those students who just goes to class and then goes home. I want to take advantage of being a student at a big university. It's just all kind of overwhelming to keep track of.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-19 18:56
Typically, they'll expose you to companies you might not have known before. If you're lucky the stands will have people from the department you'd like to work in, and the opportunity to chat to them is really useful for submitting an application at a later point. If it's just HR/marketing randoms there give them a thanks and head to the next stand.

Good luck with the audition! If the financial aid is from the uni you can likely get in touch with them once you are full time to sort it.
14 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-21 20:40
Starting my first year of college with a part time job that I got right before starting. Worried that I'm taking too much in too fast after doing nothing all summer, but I hope I'll be fine.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-26 08:35
College's started up on late August and midterms are just a couple weeks away. I have been contemplating suicide a lot, because hey - I feel that an incompetent dimwit like me is better off dead so I can give my spot to someone who's better deserving of higher education.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-26 20:59
Do it.
17 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-26 21:15

Your spot wouldnt belong to you if that were the case. Sit, breathe, and think; youre far better off here - able to gain competency - than not.
18 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-30 10:19
i've changed studies three times and that's the first one when i actually made it to second year, starting this week. sure, i feel way behind compared to my friends but it feels really good to be back on track.

will try to get some part-time job as i only have 2 days with classes
19 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-17 19:37
I'm going to be dropping out of uni, because I realize that I'm borderline addicted to meth. I started taking it to cope with studying subjects so far beyond my understanding and the stuff's messing me up something bad. I'll be going clean, of course.
20 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-18 15:26
Finished it. Last year. What to value now? Nothing to show. The grades got the job. A messy 4.0 at some shit state college. About to make it a 3.5. The number was the only accomplishment in this life. Hard to let it break down without another statue to take place. Sacrificing health and fraternity for a number. Gave entrance to the corporate machine.
Reached the point where connection is trumped by futility. Realized my words make little mark, makes a fool in its wake. There’s an additional constant in life beyond change: disappointment.
21 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-22 16:52
School is hard; me and my advisor looked over my schedule and both sighed over how many technical electives I'll need to take for my last fall semester... already tacking on an extra term because I studied abroad and I'm doing a dual-degree but I just want to go ahead and graduate.
22 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-01 07:10
I'm worried about being a good student. So, I'm worried about everything. I love learning but the school part of school just kills the fun of learning. I don't have the ability to force myself though it. I just want to be done with my degree already.
23 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-01 08:53

That is very very difficult and yet you are already making the choice that almost nobody in you position gets to make. You're already taking steps in the right direction. I wish you the greatest of luck.
24 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-09 03:04
I hate maths. It is beyond my understanding. I want to kill myself by injecting skag and PCP into my eyeballs and going on a naked rampage into the Yukon.
25 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-09 10:59
iktf i have dyscalculia so i feel like a massive retard when someone tries to explain that stuff to me and when i have to make an exercise i genuinely want to cry
26 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-16 18:21
What are the signs of dyscalcula? I also feel like a brainlet when people try to explain math to me, especially when it's dealing with variables or algebra. It feels like it goes beyond "oh math is hard lol" to "I can't fucking multiply in my head."
27 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-19 10:32

I'm not sure. I was diagnosed at a young age, but I think it has to do with not having the ability to do abstract thinking like multiplying as you said. Me I need a calculator to be 100% sure 4 + 7 = 11. and don't even get me started on calculating the standard deviation or other statistics-related things
28 Name: Anonymous : 2018-12-08 13:26
I wish I didn't take English as one of my majors. I just got results for an exam I took a few weeks back, and got a D. I was sure it wuld be at least a B. Honestly, fuck this shit.

I actually like math, I'm just too stupid to understand it. It feels even worse because I wanted to major in astronomy.
29 Name: Anonymous : 2018-12-31 05:54
My one really hard class starts soon.
30 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-02 20:32
Ganbatte to everyone re-entering uni for spring semester!
31 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-14 22:36
This will be my last semester before graduation and my last class is a sort of senior showcase of everything I've learned so far. I'm in a computer science program so that means developing some program/mobile app/web page/etc to present to judges at the end of the semester.

The catch is that the whole class doesn't really have a structure. Project teams are left to their own devices between coming together and presenting the project at the end. I'm an awful procrastinator and feel incapable of time management if there's no explicit schedule laid out for me.

I'm worried about that, but excited about the prospect of graduation.
32 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-16 04:26
That kind of freedom can be liberating; just think: the whole world of possibility lays in front of you! That's normally enough to excite me about projects.

After this semester I've only got 1 left until I graduate. I'm super excited too that I already have a job offer on the table, though it'd just be a return to drafting power-substation schematics; it'd pay nice enough but I'd rather get the flavor of working in another state first.

My supervisor gave me some good advice when I took him out to lunch recently:
Don't sit around waiting for things to change at your job if you're not happy with them... if it's important enough to you, you'll either change those things or change positions.
He's such a nice guy; I'm glad we get the chance to connect outside work too.
33 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-31 15:13
Winter break was nice and my blood pressure fell back to the green levels. Now, I have to go back there. Why do I do this to myself?
34 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-31 19:46
Because you are told to.
35 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-13 21:16
About to sit in for my first big test of the term; I got here super early ( ・∀・)
36 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-13 21:26
Good luck, and hopefully you are getting a degree in a field that actually requires it.
37 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-13 23:22
Good luck.
38 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-16 04:23
hopefully you are getting a degree in a field that actually requires it.
what do you mean by this?
39 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-18 23:36
I just feel like anything that isn't law/medical/actual science and some others is just a scam (money, time or both). The world tells you that you need a degree or else you'll flip burgers for the rest of your life, but that is definitely not the case.

Additionally, with enough effort, you can just bypass all that with connections, work ethic, and previous experience (depending on the job).
40 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-19 04:06
I've always heard that trade schools are a great alternative to racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans for a useless humanities degree. I can't personally vouch for them, though, although I've read that plumbers and electricians make ridiculous amounts of dosh.
41 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-29 05:14
thanks postoffice, I ended up doing really well on the test in >>35
unfortunately I'm gonna tack on another semester here; with some complications in transfer credits from a study-abroad semester I'm gonna have to extend my stay (as much as I really, really don't want to) by one more semester, so I'm slated for Spring 2020.
That's a little disappointing but I'm trying to make the most out of it... I'm gonna fill out my full-time schedule in addition to those requisite courses with Japanese classes so I can come out of uni w/ my CPE/EE degree & (at least) N3 JLPT
42 Name: Paperplane : 2019-03-29 08:10
Sounds good. I hope you have and I wish you the stamina to endure this!
43 Name: Paperplane : 2019-03-29 08:16
Sounds good. I hope you have and I wish you the stamina to endure this!
44 Name: Anonymous : 2019-11-23 08:25
I'd love to be able to go back to school. I wouldn't be able to get any aid though.


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